27 June 2015

Long And Wasted Years (June 2015 - )

In 2015 there have been, and continue to be, so many lyric variations to this song that we had to create a separate posting.

We'll continue to add any new ones here for June 2015 and beyond. If new recordings surface capturing any earlier lyric changes, we'll add them to the existing post for 2013 through May 2015.

You can choose to play each track individually under each typed lyric, or click immediately below to play all in sequence.

My enemy crashed into the dust
He bled to death and he lost his lust
Lost all of his pride
But no one can say for certain where he died

23 June 2015, Bamberg, Germany

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Well, my enemy crashed into the dust
He slumped to the ground and he lost his lust
He crossed his arms, and his legs were bent
Down to the Garden of Death he rode

25 June 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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My enemy crashed into the dust
Bleeding to death and he lost his lust
As if I care, I couldn't care less
He profited from the poor, walked around in a woman's dress

26 June 2015, Wiesen, Austria

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Now my enemy crashed into the dust
He was crooked and corrupt and he lost his lust
A strange man, more or less
He prospered from the poor, walked- paraded around wearin' a woman's dress

27 June 2015, San Daniele del Friuli, Italy

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Well, I met the fool with a ruthless force
I blew the bugle and I rode the horse
He was cold and calculated, being a trash
You don't hear us? I'm sayin' he was trash

29 June 2015, Rome, Italy

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I met the fool with a ruthless force
He lost his head and he broke his horse
And then the light broke through
I saw skeletons of the men I knew

1 July 2015, Lucca, Italy

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I met my enemy with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
The light broke through
I saw skeletons of men that I knew

2 July 2015, Torino, Italy

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I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
The sun came shinin' through
I saw skeletons of men I knew

4 July 2015, Barcelona, Spain

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I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
Pretty strange but true
Then I saw skeletons of men that I knew

6 July 2015, Madrid, Spain

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Well, I met my enemy with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
And then his hand pulled true
I saw skeletons of men that I knew

8 July 2015, Granada, Spain

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I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
He rolled his hips
And the blood rolled down from his broken lips

9 July 2015, Cordoba, Spain

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I met my fool with a kind of d...
And the feeling was wrong and the time was saved
Big dreamer...
...

11 July 2015, San Sebastian, Spain

For the first time Dylan is kind of lost for words... Enough that the entire verse that should have followed is played as an instrumental.

According to Luisbp51, who attended the concert: "It looks like he missed the lyrics or something behind did upset him. He suddenly turned his back to the audience looking to Recile, and then again he turned to look back to the audience, in front of the mic, but about that time he had completely missed the point, no words coming to his mouth. So he went back to talk to Recile. Then he came back to the microphone and continued waiting for the words to come to his mind, but still nothing coming out. So he stood there waiting 'til the next verse was finally delivered."

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This is the original version from the Tempest album:

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart

30 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (2013 - May 2015)

We present here 19 different versions of Long And Wasted Years. This song saw lyric changes in 2013 and 2014, and was graced with a further burst of creativity in 2015 with its nightly variations.
You can choose to play each track individually under each typed lyric, or click immediately below to play all in sequence. Interestingly, listening this way sounds almost like a single crazy 13 minute performance.


My enemy ran - crashed into the dust
He lost his pain and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he died in shame
My enemy - huh - had an iron heart

10 October 2013, Oslo, Norway
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Woah, he lost his lust
He stopped dead in his tracks and he got pinned down
Run down hard and he sank into the ground

26 November 2014, Newark, NJ
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Not yet transcribed:

10 April 2015, Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 April 2015, Baltimore, Maryland
12 April 2015, Richmond, Virginia
14 April 2015, Savannah, Georgia
15 April 2015, Montgomery, Alabama

My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
A strong wind swept him up
No more should he weep for that golden cup

17 Apr 2015, North Charleston, SC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
Seems like just the other day
He sank to the ground in a painful way

18 April 2015, St. Augustine, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he was pinned down
Stopped it again and then stepped to the ground

19 Apr 2015, Orlando, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
He went out hard with a moan
He sank to the ground with a choking groan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been a while since I've seen you come ridin' down many-a-mile

21 Apr 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
Had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Crushed to the bone
He sank to the ground with a croaking moan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been a while since I've seen you come 'round, maybe a while

22 Apr 2015, Clearwater, FL
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My enemy crashed into the dust
His life ripped away, and he lost his lust
We were boys together way back when
We grew up next to each other, helped each other now and then

24 April 2015, Atlanta, GA
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He was struck down in his path and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, hit clean in the side
No one can say with certainty where he died

25 Apr 2015, Durham, NC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He was run down hard and he lost his lust
He would be: "I'm off to the fair!"
He can die and be damned for all I care

26 Apr 2015, Greenville, SC
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
What you say about anyway, you weren't there
You can die and be damned for all I care

27 Apr 2015, Nashville, TN
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Now, look here now, you stand over there
You can die and be damned for all I care

29 Apr 2015, New Orleans, LA
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Not yet transcribed:

30 April 2015, Memphis, Tennessee
2 May 2015, Thackerville, Oklahoma
My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
A dangerous player, he stepped out over every scalp
He had an iron heart but it didn't help

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
Maybe there'll be a limit to all of my sorrow


3 May 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
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Are you gonna turn back, you were doomed from the start? I'll cripple your legs, stick you straight in the heart I'll leave you out there 'till the snow begins to thaw Let the vultures eat your body raw
I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
I'll put a a limit on all my sorrow


5 May 2015, Houston, TX
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Well, you're a murderous fool, and you've been doomed from the start
I'll cripple your legs and I'll strike you square in the heart
Then I'll tell your Ma and Pa
That the vultures ate your body raw

6 May 2015, Austin, TX
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Not yet transcribed:

9 May 2015, Catoosa, Oklahoma
10 May 2015, Kansas City, Missouri

My enemy crashed into the dust
I had to turn my head away in disgust
Look at the gore, poor soul
The vultures ate his body raw

11 May 2015, St. Louis, MO
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My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, he was fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

13 May 2015, Milwaukee, WI
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My enemy slammed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks, and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

15 May 2015, Detroit, MI
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My enemy crashed in the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave and I thought that the -- fast on the run
Skilled in all treachery under the sun

16 May 2015, Columbus, OH
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Not yet transcribed:

17 May 2015, South Bend, Indiana

This is the original version from the Tempest album:
My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart
I think that when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle
Thank you to Grzegorz Gras for significant help in compiling this collection.









































10 May 2015

Love Sick (3 May 2015)

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
Well you thrilled me in the heart; then you ripped it all apart
You went through my pockets while I was sleepin'

3 May 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

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The original version from the Time Out Of Mind album:

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

Thank you to Sonny Boy McFitzson for the tip.

30 April 2015

You're A Big Girl Now (27 April 2002)

Time is a jet plane, and it moves so fast
Oh, but what a shame all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear
See what you can do
I don't need to be blue
For me or to you

27 April 2002, Oberhausen, Germany

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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast
Oh, but what a shame if all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear, oh, oh
See what you can do
I can make it through
You can make it too

You're A Big Girl Now (7 October 2002)

Okay, so maybe The Stylistics didn't quite sing Dylan's original but on this night neither did Dylan; for at least a line or two.

Now if you can decipher exactly what he's singing in the final line please share in the Comments section.

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
I know where I can find you
In somebody’s care
But I ain't gonna look there
You’re a big girl, (hold/go and) share

7 October 2002, Red Bluff, California

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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody’s room
It’s a price I have to pay
You’re a big girl all the way

25 April 2015

You're A Big Girl Now (10 May 2002)

This is typically not a song which receives a lyric change treatment. However, in 2002 there were a few small updates, like this humorous one. This verse was also sung this way on April 27, 2002 in Oberhausen, Germany, accompanied by another little update.

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
I've known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
But I know where I can find you
Yes, but I ain't ever gonna look
I'm gonna put my order in with the cook
And hang my coat up on a hook

10 May 2002, Birmingham, England
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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody’s room
It’s a price I have to pay
You’re a big girl all the way

04 May 2014

Love Sick (3 April 2014)

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
You were young and you were wild, you looked at me and smiled
I felt like my whole life I've been sleepin'

3 April 2014, Tokyo, Japan

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The original version from the Time out of Mind album:

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

19 April 2014

Workingman's Blues #2 (17 April 2014)

In Nagoya, Japan, Dylan shares a radically re-written Workingman's Blues #2. Lyrics to this song have developed over the years but nowhere near to this extent.
Well, I'm sailin' on back, gettin' ready for the long haul
I'm leaving everythin' behind
If I stay here I could lose it all, the bandits'll rob me blind

I'm tryin' to feed my soul with thought
I'm gonna sleep off the rest of the day
Sometime nobody want what you got
Sometime you can't give it away

I woke up this morning
And I sprung to my feet
And I went into town on a whim
I saw my father in the street
At least I think it was him
In the dark I hear a song bird call
You know the hills are rugged and steep
But I'll sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the hall
If I told you my whole story you'd weep

...

Well, they burned my barn, they stole my horse
I can't save a dime
It's a long way down, I don't want to be forced
Into a life of continual crime
I can see for myself that the sun is sinkin'
Over the deep blue sea
Tell me now, am I wrong in thinkin'
That you have forgotten me?

Now, they worry and they hurry, they fuss and they fret
They waste your nights and days
Them I will forget
But you I'll remember always
It's a cold black night, and it's midsummer's eve
And the stars are spinnin' around
I'm still finding it so hard to believe
Someone would kick me when I'm down

...

I'll be back home in a month or two
When the frost is on the vine
I’m gonna punch my spear right straight through
Half-ways down his spine
Then I’ll lift my arms to the star-lit skies
And I’ll pray the fugitive prayer
I’m guessin' tomorrow the sun will rise
I hope the final judgment's fair

Now the battle is over, up in the hills
And the mist is settlin' in
Look at me with all my spoils
What did I ever win?

I got a brand new suit and a brand new wife
I can live on rice and beans
Some people never work a day in their life
They don't know what work even means

17 April 2014, Nagoya, Japan

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24 November 2013

Make You Feel My Love (6 November 2013)

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world got you out of place
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love
...
The storms are raging on the rollin’ sea
And on the highway of regret
Put your hand in mine and come with me
I'll see that you'll never get wet

6 November 2013, Rome, Italy

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07 November 2013

Masters Of War (1984) - Part One (28 May to 6 June)


The 1984 tour brought us 27 performances of Masters of War, and with each performance we get a little something new as Dylan asks, "How much do I know?" The original verse from the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album goes something like this:
How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I’m young
You might say I’m unlearned
But there’s one thing I know
Though I’m younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do
On the 1984 tour, Dylan revisits this question almost every night, searching for inspiration. While he does not always find it, the journey itself is, we believe, an interesting one. It is not always clear exactly what is being sung (it is likely Dylan may agree with this in some cases) and so we present here our best transcript attempts.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
A world war can be won
But nobody’s learned
How much do I know
For as much as you do
Well, I’ll tell myself
All the things that you do
28 May 1984, Verona, Italy
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How much do I know
To talk out of turn
Well, they’ll knock on your door
When do you ever learn
Well, they’ll reap that or something
Darling what should I do
Don’t even care ‘bout yourself
Or the things that you do
29 May 1984, Verona, Italy
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I've got a reason to know
Oh but the rest I can take
I’m a sure sign of the place
That’s what you want me to say
But there’s one thing I know
Though the first time I’m you
Forget what you know
Instead (do not) forget what you do
31 May 1984, Hamburg, Germany
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How much do I know
To talk out of turn
A world war can be won
Don’t worry, you can learn
But there’s one thing I know
Well, I did find it true
I’d rather sing by myself, whatever
Or give up what you do
2 Jun 1984, Basel, Switzerland
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How much do I know
Not to talk out of turn
Well, back when I know
Let out a burn, burn, burn
Well there’s one thing I know
Though, I push this on you
I’d just say myself whatever
About the things that you do
3 Jun 1984, München (Munich), Germany
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How much do I know
To talk out of turn
Well find more than you
Nor the lesson I learned
Well there’s one thing I know
Though I may look more than you
(For the radio) itself
Will not forget what you do
4 Jun 1984, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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For the 6 June 1984 show, Dylan skips this verse entirely. For the remainder of the 1984 performances... you'll just have to wait!