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Bob Dylan Neighborhood Bully Lyrics

Last updated: 02/08/2014 02:41:15 PM

Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man,
His enemies say he's on their land;
They got him out numbered about a million to one,
He’s got no place to escape, no place to run
...He's the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive,
Criticized and condemned for being alive...
He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to have thick skin
To lay down and die when they kick his door in
...He's the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully has been driven out of every land,
He's wandered the earth an exiled man.
He’s seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn;
He's always on trial for just being born
...He's the neighborhood bully.

He knocked out a lynch mob, and was criticized
By old women who condemned him, saying he should apologize;
When he destroyed a bomb factory that had bombs meant for him,
Nobody was glad - He was supposed to feel bad!
...He's the neighborhood bully.

Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim
That he'll live by the rules that the world makes for him;
'Cause there's a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
...He's the neighborhood bully.

Well, he’s got no allies to really speak of,
What he gets he must pay for, it doesn't come out of love.
He buys obsolete weapons, and he won't be denied;
But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
...He's the neighborhood bully.

He's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace,
They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease.
Now, they wouldn't hurt a fly; To hurt one they’d weep
But they lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
...He's the neighborhood bully.

Every empire that has enslaved him is gone
Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon;
He's made a garden of paradise in the desert sand,
In bed with nobody, under no one's command
...He's the neighborhood bully.

His holiest books have been trampled upon,
No contract that he signed was worth what it was written on;
He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth.
He took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
...He's the neighborhood bully.

What's anybody indebted to him for ?
Nothing, they say, “he just likes to cause war”.
With pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
...He's the neighborhood bully.

What has he done to wear so many scars ?
Does he change the course of rivers, or pollute the moon and stars ?
Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill,
The whole world will see who the real bully is
When time stands still.
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