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Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music: Bob Dylan

Played by Mark Karan with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2012.

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rolliní high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
Weíll meet on edges, soon, said I
Proud íneath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
Rip down all hate, I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull, I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

Girlsí faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

A self-ordained professorís tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
ďEquality,Ē I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

In a soldierís stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that Iíd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
Iím younger than that now

 


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