Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart

They say "Drink and be merry,

Take the bull by the horns."

I keep seeing visions of you, a lily among thorns

Everything looks a little far away to me

.

Gettin' harder and harder to recognize the trap

Too much information about nothin'

Too much educated rap

It's just like you told me, just like you said it would be

.

The moon rising like wildfire

I feel the breath of a storm

Something I got to do tonight

You go inside and stay warm

.

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

You-

Yeah, you got a hold of my heart

.

Just got back from a city of powder blue skies

Everybody thinks with their stomach

There's plenty of spies

Every street is crooked, they just wind around till they disappear

.

Madame Butterfly, she lulls me to sleep

Like an ancient river

So wide and deep

She said, "Be easy, baby, ain't nothin' worth stealin' here"

.

You're the one I've been waitin' for

You're the one I desire

But you must first realize

I'm not another man for hire

.

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

You, you, you, you

Yeah, you got a hold of my heart

.

I hear the hot-blooded singer

On the bandstand croon

September Song, Memphis in June

While they're beating the devil out of a guy who's wearing a flaming red wig

.

I been to Babylon

I gotta confess

I can still hear that voice crying in the wilderness

What looks large from a distance, close up is never that big

Never could learn to drink that blood and call it wine

Never could learn to look at your face and call it mine.

.

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

Someone's got a hold of my heart

You-

Yeah, you got a hold of my heart

.

Copyright 1983 Special Rider Music

First release: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3, 1991

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