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from Modern Times

"The Levee's Gonna Break" is track #9 on the album Modern Times. It was written by Bob Dylan.
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If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
Everybody sayin' this is a day
Only the Lord could make

Well, I worked on the levee, mama
Both night and day
I worked on the levee, mama
Both night and day
I got to the river
And I threw my clothes away

I paid my time
And now I'm good as new
I paid my time
And now I'm as good as new
They can't take me back
Unless I want 'em to

If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
Some of these people gonna strip you
Of all they can take

I can't stop here
I ain't ready to unload
I can't stop here
I ain't ready to unload
Riches and salvation can be waiting
Behind the next bend in the road

I picked you up from the gutter
And this is the thanks I get
I picked you up from the gutter
And this is the thanks I get
You say, you want me to quit ya
I told ya, 'No, not just yet'

Well, I look in your eyes
I see nobody other than me
I look in your eyes
I see nobody other than me
I see all that I am an'
And all I hope to be

If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
Some of these people don't know
Which road to take

When I'm with you
I forget, I was ever blue
When I'm with you
I forget, I was ever blue
Without you there's no meanin'
In anything I do

Some people on the road
Carryin' everything that they own
Some people on the road
Carryin' everything they own
Some people got barely enough skin
To cover their bones

Put on your cat clothes, mama
Put on your evening dress
Put on your cat clothes, mama
Put on your evening dress
Few more years of hard work
Then there'll be a 1,000 years of happiness

If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
I tried to get you to love me
But I won't repeat that mistake

If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
Plenty of cheap stuff out there
Still around that you take

I woke up this morning
Butter and eggs in my bed
I woke up this morning
Butter and eggs in my bed
I ain't got enough room
To even raise my head

Come back, baby
Say, we'll never more 'part
Come back, baby
Say, we'll never more 'part
Don't be a stranger
With no brain or heart

If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin'
The levee gonna break
Some people still sleepin'
Some people are wide awake

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Bob Dylan

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