Like A Rolling Stone Lyrics - Bob Dylan

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Once upon a time you dressed so fine,
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you ?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall,"
You thought they were all a’kiddin' you.
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' 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 ?

Aw, you've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely,
But you know you only used to get “juiced” in it.
Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street,
And now you're gonna have to get used to it.
You say you never compromise
With a mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's 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 ?

Aw, you never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns
When they all did tricks for you.
You never understood that it ain't 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.
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal ?

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

Aw, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinkin', thinkin' that they’ve got it made.
Exchanging all precious gifts,
But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd 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, you can't refuse.
When you ain’t got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you’ve got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel ?
Aw, 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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Masterpiece? Yes by all means!! | Reviewer: Muffs | 10/21/14

Releasing a six minute song as a single in 1965 was unheard of and certainly not a good recipe for a hit that would go all the way to #2. But Dylan as well as radio stations around the country knew this was a sure winner. This is one of those songs that makes anyone's memory so clear they can recall exactly what they were doing that summer of 1965. And very FEW radio stations dared airing the two-verse edited down version, a big NO NO!

Perfection | Reviewer: Foilman | 12/1/13

Bob Dylan hit the "nail on the head" when he wrote this song!

It real is one of the most overlooked Masterpieces in the music history of our Generation!

The song is EXCELLENT, but the lyrics came from the Heavens, and they chose Mr. Dylan to compose, and record them.

It spreads across many levels, and cultures of society, only to make ones mind conscience of life, with all it's charm, and beauty... balanced harmoniously with all the evil, and cruelty of life as well.

And it pretty much describes the lifestyle of a Rolling Stone very well too!

The ultimate Refrain, giving us direction, freedom and wisdom | Reviewer: Outbound | 5/27/13

Understanding the refrain is what counted. It liberated us from the constraints of society and family, it gave us freedom, it made us masters of our own fate, it posed the essential question, it was, and still is, divine wisdom.

Masterpiece | Reviewer: Delmarko | 3/26/13

When i first read that this song was listed as #1 in the Rolling Stones magazine, i thought it was mostly because of the name of the song, which matches with the name of the magazine, but then, when i heard the song and read the lyrics carefully, i just couldn't believe that someone can make something like that, Bob Dylan is a fucking genius, i love all his songs.

Greatest ever | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/27/11

Review? What is there to review? And what can possibly be said about the greatest song ever recorded (Rolling Stone magazine listed it at #1 in it's Top 500 Songs of All-time) from Dylan's greatest album, "Highway 61 Revisited", an absolute masterpiece. Lyrically, the whole album is just unbelievable. This is fascinating poetry, not mere song lyrics.

Amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/9/11

Lyrics mastermind. I hope some other artists studied this.

Classics | Reviewer: Devon | 12/6/10

An awesome song, and, like so many others, covered (in a majestic rendition) by others. Check His Royal Bobness' 30th Anniversary Concert for a great version by John Mellencamp and Al Cooper. And get on the whole concert, if you like Bobby, you'll love all of this!

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