27 June 2015

Long And Wasted Years (June - July 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

2 comments:

  1. San Daniele De Friuli:
    He prospered from the poor, prying around wearing a woman's dress
    i guess, he wanted to say walked but stopped and sang prying - could be praying, but probably, prying!

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  2. Love this thread! Pls make it as up to date as you can, I keep checking back. Thanks so much!

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