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    "Tin Angel" Lyrics

    Bob Dylan

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    It was late last night when the boss came home
    To a deserted mansion and a desolate throne
    Servant said, "Boss, the lady's gone
    She left this morning just 'fore dawn"

    "You got something to tell me, tell it to me man
    Come to the point as straight as you can"
    "Old Henry Lee, chief of the clan
    Came riding through the woods and took her by the hand"

    The boss he lay back flat on his bed
    He cursed the heat and he clutched his head
    He pondered the future of his fate
    To wait another day would be far too late

    "Go fetch me my coat and my tie
    And the cheapest labour that money can buy
    Saddle me up my buckskin mare
    If you see me go by, put up a prayer"

    Well they rode all night and they rode all day
    Eastward long on the broad highway
    His spirit was tired and his vision was bent
    His men deserted him and onward he went

    He came to a place where the light was dull
    His forehead pounding in his skull
    Heavy heart was racked with pain
    Insomnia raging in his brain

    Well he threw down his helmet and his cross handle sword
    He renounced his faith, he denied his Lord
    Crawled on his belly put his ear to the wall
    One way or another put an end to it all

    He leaned down cut the electric wire
    Stared into the flames and he snorted the fire
    Peered through the darkness caught a glimpse of the two
    Hard to tell for certain who was who

    He lowered himself down on a golden chain
    His nerves were quickening every vein
    His knuckles were bloody, he sucked in the air
    He ran his fingers through his greasy hair

    They looked at each other and their glasses clinked
    One single unit inseparably linked
    "Got a strange premonition there's a man close by"
    "Don't worry about him, he wouldn't harm a fly"

    From behind the curtain the boss crossed the floor
    He moved his feet and he bolted the door
    Shadows hiding the lines in his face
    With all the nobility of an ancient race

    She turned, she was startled with a look of surprise
    With the hatred that could hit the skies
    "You're a reckless fool, I could see it in your eyes
    To come this way was by no means wise"

    "Get up, stand up you greedy lipped wench
    And cover your face with some other consequence
    You are making my heart feel sick
    Put your clothes back on double quick"

    "Silly boy, you think me a saint
    I'll listen no more to your words of complaint
    You've given me nothing but the sweetest lies
    Now hold your tongue and feed your eyes"

    "I'd have given you the stars and the planets too
    But what good would these things do you
    Bow the heart, if not the knee
    Or never again this world you'll see"

    "Oh please, let not your heart be cold
    This man is dearer to me than gold"
    "Oh my dear, you must be blind
    He's a gutless ape with a worthless mind"

    "You've had your way too long with me
    Now it's me who will determine how things shall be"
    Tried to escape, he cussed and cursed
    "You'll have to try to get past me first"

    "I dared not let your passion rule
    You think my heart the heart of a fool
    And you sir, you cannot deny
    You made a monkey of me, what and for why?"

    "I'll have no more of this insulting chat
    The devil can have you, I'll see to that
    Look sharp or step aside,
    Or in the cradle you'll wish you died"

    The gun went boom and the shot rang clear
    The first bullet grazed his ear
    Second ball went right straight in
    And he bent in the middle like a twisted pin

    He crawled to the corner and he lowered his head
    He gripped the chair and he grabbed the bed
    It would take more than needle and thread
    Bleeding from the mouth, he's as good as dead

    "You shot my husband down, you fiend"
    "Husband what? Husband what the hell do you mean?
    He was a man of strife, a man of sin
    I cut him down and I throw him to the wind"

    "Hear this", she said with angry breath
    "You too shall meet the lord of death,
    It was I who brought your soul to life"
    And she raised her robe and she drew out a knife

    His face was hard and caked with sweat
    His arms ached and his hands were wet
    "You're a murderous queen and a bloody wife
    If you don't mind, I'll have the knife"

    "We're two of a kind and our blood runs hot,
    But we're no way similar in body or thought,
    All husbands are good men is all I knew"
    Then she pierced him to the heart and his blood did flow

    His knees went limp and he reached for the door
    His doom was sealed he slipped to the floor
    He whispered in her ear "This is all your fault,
    My fighting days have come to a halt"

    She touched his lips and kissed his cheek
    He tried to speak but his breath was weak
    "You die for me, I will die for you"
    She put the blade to her heart and she ran it though

    All three lovers together in a heap
    Thrown into the grave forever to sleep
    Funeral torches blazed away
    Through the towns and the villages all night and all day
    This song was submitted on July 18th, 2012 and last modified on September 18th, 2012.
    Thanks to Aisha for the contribution to this song.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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