What Good Am I?

What good am I if I'm like all the rest,

If I just turned away, when I see how you're dressed,

If I shut myself off so I can't hear you cry,

What good am I?

.

What good am I if I know and don't do,

If I see and don't say, if I look right through you,

If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin' sky,

What good am I?

.

What good am I while you softly weep

And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep,

And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don't try,

What good am I?

.

What good am I then to others and me

If I've had every chance and yet still fail to see

Bridge: If my hands tied must I not wonder within

Who tied them and why and where must I have been

.

What good am I if I say foolish things

And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings

And I just turn my back while you silently die,

What good am I?

.

Copyright 1989 Special Rider Music

First release: Oh Mercy, 1989

Printable page


www.ebbemunk.dk    |    Bob Dylan's lyrics    |    www.bobdylan.com