False Prophet

Written by Bob Dylan
Released on Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

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                                            Another   day
 
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Another day that don't end, another ship goin' out
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Another day of anger, bitterness, and doubt
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I know how it happened; I saw it begin
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I opened my heart to the world and the world came in

Hello Mary Lou, hello Miss Pearl
My fleet-footed guides from the underworld
No stars in the sky shine brighter than you
You girls mean business and I do too

Well I'm the enemy of treason, a enemy of strife
I'm the enemy of the unlived meaningless life
I ain't no false prophet, I just know what I know
I go where only the lonely can go

I'm first among equals, second to none
The last of the best, you can bury the rest
Bury 'em naked with their silver and gold
Put 'em six feet under and pray for their souls

What are you lookin' at, there's nothing to see?
Just a cool breeze that's encircling me
Let's go for a walk in the garden, so far and so wide
We can sit in the shade by the fountain-side

I search the world over for the Holy Grail
I sing songs of love, I sing songs of betrayal
Don't care what I drink, I don't care what I eat
I climbed a mountain of swords on my bare feet

You don't know me darlin', you never would guess
I'm nothing like my ghostly appearance would suggest
I ain't no false prophet, I just said what I said
I'm just here to bring vengeance on somebody's head

Put out your hand, there's nothing to hold
Open your mouth, I'll stuff it with gold
Oh, you poor devil look up if you will
The city of God is there on the hill

Hello stranger, hello and goodbye
You rule the land but so do I
You lusty old mule, you got a poisoned brain
I'll marry you to a ball and chain

You know darlin', the kind of life that I live
When your smile meets my smile, something's got to give
I ain't no false prophet, no I'm nobody's bride
Can't remember when I was born and I forgot when I died