When I Paint My Masterpiece

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan ( /ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an in… more »

Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble Ancient footprints are everywhere You can almost think that you're seein' double On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs

Got to hurry on back to my hotel room Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece She promised that she'd be right there with me
When I paint my masterpiece 
Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum Dodging lions and wastin' time
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em
Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb  Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory As the daylight hours do retreat Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody When I paint my masterpiece 
I left Rome and landed in Brussels With a picture of a tall oak tree by my side Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles Everyone was there but nobody tried to hide
 Newspapermen eating candy Had to be held down by big police Someday, everything is gonna be diff'rent
When I paint my masterpiece



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When I Paint My Masterpiece