Stage Fright Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

Now, deep in the heart of a lonely kid
Who suffered so much for what he did
Gave this ploughboy his fortune and fame
Since that day he ain't been the same

See, the man with the stage fright
Just standin' up there to give it all his might
He got caught in the spotlight
But when we get to the end
He wants to start all over again

I've got fire water right on my breath
The doctor warned me I might catch a death
Said, "You can make it in your disguise
Just never show the fear that's in your eyes"

See, the man with the stage fright
Just standin' up there to give it all his might
He got caught in the spotlight
But when we get to the end
He wants to start all over again

Now, when he says that he's afraid
Won't you take the man his word
And for the price that the poor boy has paid
He gets to sing just like a bird

My brow is sweatin' and the mouth gets dry
Fancy people go driftin' by
The moment of truth is right at hand
Just one more nightmare you could stand

See the man with the stage fright
Just standin' up there to give it all his might
And he got caught in the spotlight
But when we get to the end
He wants to start all over again

No, no, no please don't make him stop
Yeah, let him take it from the top
Oh, let him start all over again, yeah, yeah, yeah