Foot Of Pride
Bob Dylan
Like the lion tears the flesh off of a man
So can a woman who passes herself off as a male
They sang Danny Boy at his funeral and the Lords Prayer
Preacher talking bout Christ betrayed
Its like the earth just opened and swallowed him up
He reached too high, was thrown back to the ground
You know what they say about bein nice to the right people on the way up
Sooner or later you gonna meet them comin down

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

Hear ya got a brother named James, dont forget faces or names
Sunken cheeks and his blood is mixed
He looked straight into the sun and said revenge is mine
But he drinks, and drinks can be fixed
Sing me one more song, about ya love me to the moon and the stranger
And your fall by the sword love affair with Erroll Flynn
in these times of compassion when conformitys in fashion
Say one more stupid thing to me before the final nail is driven in.

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

Theres a retired businessman named Red, cast down from heaven and hes out of his head
He feeds off of everyone that he can touch
He said he only deals in cash or sells tickets to a plane crash
Hes not somebody that you play around with much
Miss Delilah is his, a Philistine is what she is
Shell do wondrous works with your fate
Feed you coconut bread, spice buns in your bed
If you dont mind sleepin with your head face down in a grave.

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

Well theyll choose a man for you to meet tonight
Youll play the fool and learn how to walk through doors
How to enter into the gates of paradise
No, how to carry a burden too heavy to be yours
Yeah, from the stage theyll be tryin to get water outta rocks
A whore will pass the hat, collect a hundred grand and say thanks
They like to take all this money from sin, build big universities to study in
Sing Amazing Grace all the way to the Swiss banks

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

They got some beautiful people out there, man
They can be a terror to your mind and show you how to hold your tongue
They got mystery written all over their forehead
They kill babies in the crib and say only the good die young
They dont believe in mercy
Judgment on them is something that youll never see
They can exalt you up or bring you down main route
Turn you into anything that they want you to be

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

Yes, I guess I loved him too
I can still see him in my mind climbin that hill
Did he make it to the top, well he probably did and dropped
Struck down by the strength of the will
Aint nothin left here partner, just the dust of a plague that has left this whole town afraid
From now on, thisll be where youre from
Let the dead bury the dead. Your time will come
Let hot iron blow as he raised the shade

Well, there aint no goin back when your foot of pride come down
Aint no goin back

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