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Like a Rolling Stone
by Bob Dylan



Once upon a time you dressed so fine,
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
didn’t you?

People call, say beware doll
you’re bound to fall
you thought they were all kidding you?

You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
about having to be scrounging your next meal

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

Oh you gone to the finest school
alright miss lonely
but you know you only used to get juiced in it,
nobodys ever taught you how to live out on the street
and now you’re gonna have to get used to it.

You said you’d never compromise
with the mystery tramp
but now you realize,
hes not selling any alibis
as you stare into the vacuum of his eyes,
and say do you want to
make a deal?

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

Oh you never turn around to see the frowns
on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did
tricks for you
never understood that it aint no good
you shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you

You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
aint it hard when you discovered that
he really wasn’t where its at
after he took from you everything he could steal

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

Princess on the steeple with all the pretty people
they all drinking thinking that they all got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
but you better take a diamond ring,
you better pawn it babe

you used to be so amused
at napoleon in rags
and the language that he used
go to him now he calls you cant refuse

when you got nothing
you got nothing to lose
you’re invisible now you
got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone
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Lyrics submitted by Maria Folsom.