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Spirit On The Water Lyrics

from Modern Times

"Spirit On The Water" is track #2 on the album Modern Times. It was written by Bob Dylan.
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Spirit on the water
Darkness on the face of the deep
I keep thinkin' about you, baby
And I can't hardly sleep

I'm travelin' by land
Travelin' through the dawn of day
You're always on my mind
I can't stay away

I'd forgotten about you
Then you turned up again
I always knew
We were meant to be more than friend

When you're near
It's just as plain as it can be
I'm wild about you, gal
You ought to be a fool about me

Can't explain
The sources of this hidden pain
You burned your way into my heart
You got the key to my brain

I've been tramplin' through mud
Prayin' to the powers above
I'm sweatin' blood
You got a face that begs for love

Life without you
Doesn't mean a thing to me
If I can't have you
I'll throw my love into the deep blue sea

Sometimes I wonder
Why you can't treat me right?
You do good all day
And then you do wrong all night

When you're with me
I'm a thousand times happier than I could ever say
What does it matter?
Or what price I pay?

They brag about your sugar
Brag about it all over town
Put some sugar in my bowl
I feel like layin' down

I'm as pale as a ghost
Holdin' a blossom on a stem
You ever seen a ghost? No
But you have heard of them

I see you there
I'm blinded by the colors I see
I take good care
Of what belongs to me

I hear your name
Ringin' up and down the line
I'm sayin' it plain
These ties are strong enough to bind

Now your sweet voice
Calls out from some old familiar shrine
I got no choice
Can't believe these things would ever fade from your mind

I could live forever
With you perfectly
You don't ever
Have to make a fuss over me

From East to West
Ever since the world began
I only mean it for the best
I want to be with you any way I can

I've been in a brawl
Now I'm feeling the wall
I'm going 'way, baby
I won't be back 'til fall

High on the hill
You can carry all my thoughts with you
You've numbed my will
This love could tear me in two

I wanna be with you in paradise
And it seems so unfair
I can't go to paradise, no more
I killed a man back there

You think, I'm over the hill
Think, I'm past my prime
Let me see what you got
We can have a whoppin' good time

Songwriters
Bob Dylan

Published by
SPECIAL RIDER MUSIC

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