When the Deal Goes Down

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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 »

In the still of the night, in the world's ancient light Where wisdom grows up in strife My bewildered brain, tolls in vain Through the darkness on the pathways of life
Each invisible prayer is like a cloud in the air Tomorrow keeps turning around
We live and we die, we know not why
But I'll be with you when the deal goes down

We eat and we drink, we feel and we think Far down the street we stray I laugh and I cry and I'm haunted by Things I never meant nor wished to say
The midnight rain follows the train We all wear the same thorny crown
Soul to soul, our shadows roll
And I'll be with you when the deal goes down

Well the moon gives light and shines by night And I scarcely feel the glow
We learn to live and then we forgive Or the road we're bound to go
More frailer than the flowers, these precious hours That keep us so tightly bound
You come to my eyes like a vision from the skies And I'll be with you when the deal goes down

Well I picked up a rose and it poked through my clothes I followed the winding stream
I heard the deafening noise, I felt transient joys
I know they're not what they seem
In this earthly domain, full of disappointment and pain
You'll never see me frown I owe my heart to you, and that's sayin' it true
And I'll be with you when the deal goes down

Written by: BOB DYLAN


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