Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

They say, "Eat, drink and be merry, take the bull by the horns"
I keep seeing visions of you, a lily among thorns
Everything looks a little far away to me

Gettin' harder and harder to recognize the trap
Too much information about nothin', too much educated rap
Just like you told me, it's just like you said it would be

Well, the moon's going up like wildfire
I feel the breath of a storm
There's something I got to do tonight
You go inside and stay warm

Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
You, you, you, you, you got a hold of my heart

Just got back from a city, city of red skies
Everybody thinks with their stomach and there's plenty of spies
Every street is crooked, they just wind around until they disappear

Madame Butterfly, she lulls me to sleep
Like an ancient river, so wide and so deep
She said, "Be easy, baby, ain't nothin' worth stealin' here"

You're the one I've been waitin' for
You're the one that I desire
But you must realize first
I'm not another man you can hire

Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
You, you, you, you, you got a hold of my heart

I hear that hot blooded singer on the bandstand croon, 'Poisoned love'
Red roses for a blue lady in Memphis in June
While they're beating the devil out of
A guy who's wearing a clouded blue wig

I've been to Babylon and I got to confess
I can still hear that voice crying in the wilderness
What looks large from a distance, close up is never that big

Never could learn to drink that blood and call it wine
Never could learn to look at your face and call it mine

Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
Someone's got a hold of my heart
You, you, you, you, you got a hold of my heart, oh yeah