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Something's Burning, Baby Lyrics

from Empire Burlesque

"Something's Burning, Baby" is track #7 on the album Empire Burlesque. It was written by Bob Dylan.
"Something's Burning, Baby" is track #7 on the album Empire Burlesque. It was written by Bob Dylan.

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Something is burnin' baby, are you aware?
Something is the matter baby, there's smoke in your hair
Are you still my friend baby, show me a sign
Is the love in your heart for me is turnin' blind?

You've been avoiding the main streets for a long, long while
The truth that I'm seeking is in you missing file
What's your position baby, what's going on?
Why is the light in your eyes nearly gone?

I know everything about this place, or so it seems
Or am I no longer a part of your plans or your dreams?
Well, it is so obvious that somethin' has changed
What's happenin' baby, to make you act so strange?

Something is burnin' baby, here's what I say
Even the bloodhounds of London couldn't find you today
I see the shadow of a man baby, making you blue
Who is he baby, and what's he to you?

We've reached the edge of the road baby, where the pasture begins
Where charity is supposed to cover up a multitude of sins
But where do you live baby, and where is the light?
Why are your eyes just staring off in the night?

I can feel it in the night, in the night, in the night when I think of you
(Ooo ooo)
I can feel it in the light, in the light, in the light and it's got to be true
(Ooo ooo)
You can't live by bread alone, you won't be satisfied
You can't roll away the stone if your hands are tied

Got to start someplace baby, can you explain?
Please don't fade away on me baby, like the midnight train
Answer me baby, a casual look will do
Just what in the world has come over you?

I can feel it in the wind, in the wind, in the wind and it's upside down
I can feel it in the dust as I get off the bus on the outskirts of town
I've had the Mexico City blues since the last hairpin curve
I don't wanna see you bleed, I know what you need
And it ain't what you deserve

Something is burnin' baby, something's in flames
There's a man going 'round callin' names
Ring down when you're ready baby, I'm waiting for you
I believe in the impossible, you know that I do
Ooh ooo ooh ooh ooo
Ooh ooo ooh ooh ooo

Songwriters
Bob Dylan

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