When You Gonna Wake Up?

Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music: Bob Dylan

Jerry Garcia joined Bob Dylan on stage in November 1980 when Dylan sang this

God donít make no promises that He donít keep
You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts
Karl Marx has got ya by the throat, Henry Kissingerís got you tied up in knots
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled
You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs thatíll never cure your ills
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

You got men who canít hold their peace and women who canít control their tongues
The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools
You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move
Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

Do you ever wonder just what God requires
You think Heís just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

You canít take it with you and you know that itís too worthless to be sold
They tell you, ďTime is money,Ē as if your life was worth its weight in gold
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

Thereís a Man up on a cross and Heís been crucified
Do you have any idea why or for who He died
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1979 Slow Train Coming Bob Dylan


 


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