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I'm Not There Lyrics

from The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

"I'm Not There" is track #10 on the album The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. It was written by Bob Dylan.
"I'm Not There" is track #10 on the album The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. It was written by Bob Dylan.

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Thing's all right and she's all too tight
In my neighborhood she cries both day and night
I know it because I was there
It's a milestone but she's down on her luck
And she's daily salooning about to make her hard earned buck
I was there

I believe where she'd stop him if she wants time to care
I believe that she'd look upon beside him to care
And I'd go by the Lord and when she's on my way
But I don't belong there

No, I don't belong to her, I don't belong to anybody
She's my Christ forsaken angel but she don't hear me cry
She's a lone hearted mystic and she cant carry on
When I'm there she's alright but then she's not when I'm gone

Heaven knows that the answer, she's don't calling no one
She's the way, her sailing beauty for she's mine for the one
And I lost her hesitating by temptation lest it runs
But she don't holler me but I'm not there, I'm gone

Now I'll cry tonight like I cried the night before
And I'm released on the heights in but I'll dream about the door
It's alone, she's forsaken by her fate, worse to tell
"It don't have approximation", she smiled, "Fare thee well"

Now when Ill teach that lady I was born to love her
But she knows that the kingdom waits so high above her
And I run but I race but it's not too fast or slow
But I dont perceive her, I'm not there, I'm gone

Well, it's all about confusion and I cry for her
Well, I dont need anybody now beside me to tell
And its all affirmation I receive but its not
Shes adorned by the beauty but she don't like the spot and she won't

Yes, she's gone like the rainbow that shined yesterday
But now she's home beside me and I'd like her here to stay
She's a lone forsaken beauty and it's don't trust anyone
I wish I was beside her but I'm not there, I'm gone

Well, it's too hard to stay here and I don't want to leave
Its so bad but amusing when shes hard, too hard to leave
Its a load, its a crime the way she haunt me around
But she told, Wont you hate me? but [Incomprehensible]

Yes, I believe that its rightful, oh, I believe it in my mind
I been told like I said when I before carry on the grind
And shes on yet she told her like I said, Carry on
I wish I was there to help her but I'm not there, Im gone

Songwriters
Bob Dylan

Published by
DWARF MUSIC

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