Tryin' To Get To Heaven

Album: Time Out of Mind (1997)
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  • The air is getting hotter
    There's a rumbling in the skies
    I've been wading through the high muddy water
    With the heat rising in my eyes
    Every day your memory grows dimmer
    It doesn't haunt me like it did before
    I've been walking through the middle of nowhere
    Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

    When I was in Missouri
    They would not let me be
    I had to leave there in a hurry
    I only saw what they let me see
    You broke a heart that loved you
    Now you can seal up the book and not write anymore
    I've been walking that lonesome valley
    Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

    People on the platforms
    Waiting for the trains
    I can hear their hearts a-beatin'
    Like pendulums swinging on chains
    When you think that you lost everything
    You find out you can always lose a little more
    I'm just going down the road feeling bad
    Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

    I'm going down the river
    Down to New Orleans
    They tell me everything is gonna be all right
    But I don't know what "all right" even means
    I was riding in a buggy with Miss Mary-Jane
    Miss Mary-Jane got a house in Baltimore
    I been all around the world, boys
    Now I'm trying to get to heaven before they close the door

    Gonna sleep down in the parlor
    And relive my dreams
    I'll close my eyes and I wonder
    If everything is as hollow as it seems
    Some trains don't pull no gamblers
    No midnight ramblers, like they did before
    I been to Sugar Town, I shook the sugar down
    Now I'm trying to get to heaven before they close the door Writer/s: Bob Dylan
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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