Thunder on the Mountain

Album: Modern Times (2006)
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  • Thunder on the mountain, fires on the moon
    There's a ruckus in the alley and the sun will be here soon
    Today's the day, gonna grab my trombone and blow
    Well, there's hot stuff here and it's everywhere I go

    I was thinkin' 'bout Alicia Keys, couldn't keep from crying
    When she was born in Hell's Kitchen, I was living down the line
    I'm wondering where in the world Alicia Keys could be
    I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee

    Feel like my soul is beginning to expand
    Look into my heart and you will sort of understand
    You brought me here, now you're trying to run me away
    The writing's on the wall, come read it, come see what it say

    Thunder on the mountain, rolling like a drum
    Gonna sleep over there, that's where the music coming from
    I don't need any guide, I already know the way
    Remember this, I'm your servant both night and day

    The pistols are poppin' and the power is down
    I'd like to try somethin' but I'm so far from town
    The sun keeps shinin' and the North Wind keeps picking up speed
    Gonna forget about myself for a while, gonna go out and see what others need

    I've been sitting down studying the art of love
    I think it will fit me like a glove
    I want some real good woman to do just what I say
    Everybody got to wonder what's the matter with this cruel world today

    Thunder on the mountain rolling to the ground
    Gonna get up in the morning walk the hard road down
    Some sweet day I'll stand beside my king
    I wouldn't betray your love or any other thing

    Gonna raise me an army, some tough sons of bitches
    I'll recruit my army from the orphanages
    I been to St. Herman's church and I've said my religious vows
    I've sucked the milk out of a thousand cows

    I got the pork chops, she got the pie
    She ain't no angel and neither am I
    Shame on your greed, shame on your wicked schemes
    I'll say this, I don't give a damn about your dreams

    Thunder on the mountain heavy as can be
    Mean old twister bearing down on me
    All the ladies of Washington scrambling to get out of town
    Looks like something bad gonna happen, better roll your airplane down

    Everybody's going and I want to go too
    Don't wanna take a chance with somebody new
    I did all I could and I did it right there and then
    I've already confessed, no need to confess again

    Gonna make a lot of money, gonna go up north
    I'll plant and I'll harvest what the earth brings forth
    The hammer's on the table, the pitchfork's on the shelf
    For the love of God, you ought to take pity on yourself Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • George from Vancouver, CanadaInteresting; I never thought Dylan would've gone for electric. . .
  • Kevin from Reading , Pa"Thunder on the Mountain" uses the same melody as Chuck Berry's "Let it Rock." Of course, whereas Chuck got in and out in three verses, Bob uses about eight or ten seemingly unrelated verses to stretch this agreeable rock/shuffle out to about six minutes.
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