Bob Dylan

(1941 / Duluth, Minnesota)

On The Road Again - Poem by Bob Dylan

Well, I woke up in the morning
There's frogs inside my socks
Your mama, she's a-hidin'
Inside the icebox
Your daddy walks in wearin'
A Napoleon Bonaparte mask
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, do you have to ask?

Well, I go to pet your monkey
I get a face full of claws
I ask who's in the fireplace
And you tell me Santa Claus
The milkman comes in
He's wearing a derby hat
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, how come you have to ask me that?

Well, I asked for something to eat
I'm hungry as a hog
So I get brown rice, seaweed
And a dirty hot dog
I've got a hole
Where my stomach disappeared
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, I gotta think you're really weird

Your grandpa's cane
It turns into a sword
Your grandma prays to pictures
That are pasted on a board
Everything inside my pockets
Your uncle steals
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, I can't believe that you're for real

Well, there's fistfights in the kitchen
They're enough to make me cry
The mailman comes in
Even he's gotta take a side
Even the butler
He's got something to prove
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, how come you don't move?


Comments about On The Road Again by Bob Dylan

  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/25/2019 10:24:00 PM)

    the songs of heart come out and visit the world for singing as best as can (Report)Reply

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  • (5/28/2018 9:03:00 AM)

    Rubbish. You're kidding. What is the magic and intelligence here? It's utterly confounding (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/17/2018 1:56:00 AM)

    Grat lyrics, an exemplar.+++10 (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2018 7:19:00 AM)

    the first time I kenw Bob dylan was in 2017 when he won the Nobel prize.I used to think a singer like him couldn't write poems well.but after reading this I want to say 不错. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2016



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