Bob Dylan

All Along The Watchtower

There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief,
There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

No reason to get excited, the thief, he kindly spoke,
There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and i, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

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  • Memyself Andi (3/23/2006 11:32:00 PM)

    I just watched the special last night on Jimi and am very curious what he based the song watch tower on. i know on the special, which opened up my eyes to what a neat guy Jimi was, he stated he wrote purple haze after having a dream that he was walking under the ocean. I wondered if watch tower was aslo based on a dream. Anyone know? It is my favorite song. I live near where Jimi is buried and go and see his grave a lot. I feel sorry that he died so young. I wish he was here today.

  • Josette Lager (11/23/2005 10:01:00 PM)

    Josette Lager here again
    All along the watch tower(Jimmy Hendricks)
    I love that song I use to
    go the whisky on the
    Sunst Strip and hear his
    version live.I love an electric guitar.
    Pip Pip and all that rot!

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