I can see the turning of the key I've been deceived by the clown inside of me I thought that he was righteous but he's vain Oh, something's a-telling me I wear the ball and chain
My patron saint is a-fighting with a ghost He's always off somewhere when I need him most The Spanish moon is rising on the hill But my heart is a-tellin' me I love you still
I come back to the town from the flaming moon I see you in the streets, I begin to swoon I love to see you dress before the mirror Won't you let me in your room one time before I finally disappear?
Everybody's wearing a disguise To hide what they've got left behind their eyes But me, I can't cover what I am Wherever the children go I'll follow them
I march in the parade of liberty But as long as I love you I'm not free How long must I suffer such abuse? Won't you let me see your smile before I turn you loose?
I've given up the game, I've got to leave The pot of gold is only make-believe The treasure can't be found by men who search Whose gods are dead and whose queens are in the church
We sat in an empty theater and we kissed I asked ya please to cross me off your list My head tells me it's time to make a change But my heart is telling me I love ya but you're strange
So one more time at midnight, near the wall Take off your heavy make-up and your shawl Won't you descend from the throne, from where you sit? Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it
Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
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Ellen Kathleen Fyfe from Goderich, OntarioFirst heard this song by the Everley Brothers. Loved the lyrics from day one... got me through tough times for sure.
Joe from Stockholm, SwedenEventhough this was written in 75 before he released his slow train album I belive this song is about "is god real?" kind of question. Mean that he feels that the religion had fooled him "I’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me, I thought that he was righteous but he’s vain". and when it comes to the love and feelings he refers to "him"
Christine from Underhill, Vt"My head tells me it's time to make a change; my heart is telling me, I love you, but you're strange." That was a tagline for me and one of my old boyfriends.
Tam from Baton Rouge, LaOne of my favorites, this song got me through a crazy divorce.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."