Bob Dylan - "High Water" lyrics

High water risin' - risin' night and day All the gold and silver are being stolen away Big Joe Turner lookin' East and West From the dark room of his mind He made it to Kansas City Twelfth Street and Vine Nothing standing there High water risin', the shacks are slidin' down Folks lose their possessions - folks are leaving town High water everywhere Bertha Mason shook it - broke it Then she hung it on a wall Says, "You're dancin' with whom they tell you to Or you don't dance at all." It's tough out there I got a cravin' love for blazing speed High water everywhere Got a hopped up Mustang Ford Jump into the wagon, love, throw your panties overboard I can write you poems, make a strong man lose his mind I hope you treat me kind I'm no pig without a wig Things are breakin' up out there High water everywhere Coffins droppin' in the street High water risin', six inches 'bove my head Like balloons made out of lead "Don't reach out for me," she said Water pourin' into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm going to do "Can't you see I'm drownin' too'" It's rough out there High water everywhere Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew "You can't open your mind, boys To every conceivable point of view." They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway Five Judge says to the High Sheriff, "I want him dead or alive Either one, I don't care." High Water everywhere The Cuckoo is a pretty bird, she warbles as she flies I'm preachin' the Word of God I'm puttin' out your eyes I asked Fat Nancy for something to eat, she said, "Take it off the shelf - I told her I didn't really care As great as you are a man, You'll never be greater than yourself." High water everywhere I'm getting' up in the morning - I believe I'll dust my broom I'm givin' 'em lots of room Thunder rolling over Clarksdale, everything is looking blue Keeping away from the women I just can't be happy, love It's bad out there Unless you're happy too High water everywhere