(Bob Dylan)


Every step of the way

We walk the line

Your days are numbered

So are mine


Time is piling up

We struggle and we scrape

All boxed in

Nowhere to escape


The city's just a jungle

More games to play

I'm trapped in the heart of it

Trying to get away


I was raised in the country

Been working in the town

I been in trouble since I

Set my suitcase down


Ain't got nothing for you

I had nothing before

Don't even have anything

For myself anymore


She's full of fire

And the rain is pouring down

There's nothing you can sell me

I'll see you around


All my powers of expression

And thoughts so sublime

Could never do you justice

Reason or rhyme

Only one thing - I did wrong

Stayed in Mississippi

A day too long


The devil's in the alley, the mule kickin' in the stall

Say anything you wanna, I have heard it all

I was thinking about the things that she said

I was dreaming I was sleeping in your bed


Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees

Feel like a stranger nobody sees

So many things we never will undo

I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too


Some people will offer you their hand and some won't

Last night I knew you, tonight I don't

I need something strong to distract my mind

I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind


Well I got here, following the southern star

I crossed that river just to be where you are

Only one thing I did wrong

Stayed in Mississippi a day too long


Well my ships been split to splinters; it's sinking fast

I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past

But my heart is not weary, It's light and free

I've got nothing but affection for those who have sailed with me


Everybody's moving if they ain't already there

Everybody's got to move somewhere

Stick with me baby, anyhow,

Things should start to get interesting right about now


My clothes are wet, tight on my skin

Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in

I know that fortune is waiting to be kind

So give me your hand and say you'll be mine


The emptiness is endless, cold as the clay

You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way

Only one thing I did wrong

Stayed in Mississippi a day too long