She's Your Lover Now Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

The pawnbroker roared
Also, so, so did the landlord
The scene was so crazy, wasn't it?
Both were so glad to watch me destroy what I had

Pain sure brings out the best in people, doesn't it?
Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't want to stay?
Why did you have to treat me so bad?
Did it have to be that way?

Now you stand here expectin' me to remember
Somethin' you forgot to say
Yes and you, I see you're still with her
Well, that's fine 'cause she's comin' on so strange
Can't you tell?

Somebody had better explain
She's got her iron chain
I'd do it but I, I just can't remember how
You talk to her she's your lover now

I already assumed that we're in the felony room
But I ain't a judge, you don't have to be nice to me
But please tell that to your friend in the cowboy hat
You know he keeps on sayin' everythin' twice to me

You know I was straight with you
You know I've never tried to change you in any way
You know if you didn't want to be with me
That you could, didn't have to stay

Now you stand here sayin'
You forgive and forget
Honey, what can I say?
Yes, you, you just sit around
And ask for ashtrays, can't you reach?

I see you kiss her on the cheek every time she gives a speech
With her picture books of the pyramid
And her postcards of Billy the Kid
(Why must everybody bow?)
You better talk to her 'bout it, you're her lover now

Oh, everybody that cares
Is goin' up the castle stairs
But I'm not up in your castle, honey
It's true, I just can't recall San Francisco at all

I can't even remember El Paso, uh, honey
You never had to be faithful, I didn't want you to grieve
Oh, why was it so hard for you
If you didn't want to be with me, just to leave?

Now you stand here while your finger's goin' up my sleeve
An' you, just what do you do anyway?
Ain't there nothin' you can say?
She'll be standin' on the bar soon
With a fish head an' a harpoon

An' a fake beard plastered on her brow
You'd better do somethin' quick
She's your lover now