Samson & Delilah Lyrics

by Grateful Dead

If I had my way, I would tear this old building down

Well, Delilah was a woman, she was fine and fair
She had good looks, God knows, and coal black hair
Delilah, she gained old Samson's mind
When first he saw this woman, you know he couldn't believe his mind

Delilah, she climbed up on Samson's knee
Said,"Tell me, where your strength lies, if you please"
She spoke so kind and she talked so fair
Well, Samson said,"Delilah cut off my hair

You can shave my head, clean as my hand
And my strength will become as natural as any old man"

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way
I would tear this old building down

You read about Samson, all from his works
He was the strongest man that ever had lived on earth
One day, when Samson was walking along
Looked down on the ground, he saw an old jawbone

He stretched out his arm, God knows, chains broke like thread
When he got to moving, ten thousand was dead

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way
I would tear this old building down

Now Samson and the lion, they got in a tack
Samson he crawled up on the lion's back
You read about this lion, he killed a man with his paws
But Samson got his hands around that lion's jaws

He ripped the beast till he killed him dead
The bees made honey in the lion's head

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way
I would tear this old building down