Bob Dylan's
Lyrics
Bob Dylan and Suze

Honest With Me

Well, I'm stranded in the city that never sleeps

Some of these women they just give me the creeps

I'm avoidin' the Southside the best I can

These memories I got, they can strangle a man

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Well I came ashore in the dead of the night

Lot of things can get in the way when you're tryin' to do what's right

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me if only you knew

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I'm not sorry for nothin' I've done

I'm glad I fought - I only wish we'd won

The Siamese twins are comin' to town

People can't wait - they're gathered around

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When I left my home the sky split open wide

I never wanted to go back there - I'd rather have died

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me if only you knew

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My woman got a face like a teddy bear

She's tossin' a baseball bat in the air

The meat is so tough you can't cut it with a sword

I'm crashin' my car, trunk first into the boards

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You say my eyes are pretty and my smile is nice

Well, I'll sell it to ya at a reduced price

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me, if only you knew

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Some things are too terrible to be true

I won't come here no more if it bothers you

The Southern Pacific leaving at nine forty-five

I'm having a hard time believin' some people were ever alive

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I'm stark naked, but I don't care

I'm going off into the woods, I'm huntin' bare

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew

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I'm here to create the new imperial empire

I'm going to do whatever circumstances require

I care so much for you - didn't think that I could

I can't tell my heart that you're no good

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Well, my parents they warned me not to waste my years

And I still got their advice oozing out of my ears

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew

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Copyright 2001 Special Rider Music

First release: Love and Theft, 2001