Bob Dylan - "Long Ago Far Away" lyrics

by Bob Dylan

A man he did it long ago
Oh, what might be the cost!
To preach of peace and brotherhood,
And they hung him on a cross.
Long ago, far away;
These things don't happen
No more, nowadays.

They dragged the ground
But it was during Lincoln's time
The chains of slaves
Long ago, far away;
With heads and hearts hung low.
And it was long ago.
Things like that don't happen

No more, nowadays.
The war guns they went off wild,
The whole world bled its blood.
Men's bodies floated on the edge
Of oceans made of mud.
Long ago, far away;
Those kind of things don't happen
No more, nowadays.
One man had much money,
One man lived just like a king,
One man had not enough to eat,
The other man begged on the street.
Long ago, far away;
These things don't happen
No more, nowadays.

One man died of a knife so sharp,
One man died from the bullet of a gun,
One man died of a broken heart
Long ago, far away;
To see the lynchin' of his son.
Things like that don't happen
No more, nowadays.

It was during the Roman times.
Gladiators killed themselves,
People cheered with bloodshot grins
As eye and minds went blind.
Long ago, far away;
Things like that don't happen

No more, nowadays.
And to talk of peace and brotherhood,
Oh, what might be the cost!
A man he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross.
Long ago, far away;
No more, nowadays, do theyThings like that don't happen