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Song title: Like a rolling stone

(Bob Dylan) by Bob Dylan

Like a rolling stone

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime
Didn’t you
People called say beware doll
You’re bound to fall
You thought they were all
Kidding you, you used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging it out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging
For your next meal
How does it feel, how does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone
You’ve gone to the finest school
Allright miss lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody’s ever taught you
How to live in the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mistery tramp
But now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to do
Make a deal, how does it feel, how does it feel
To be on your home with no direction home
A complete unknown, like a rolling stone
You never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns
When they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people
Get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse
With your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything
He could steal, how does it feel, how does it feel
To hang on your home
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone
Princess on the steeple
And all the pretty people
They’re drinking thinking
That they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you’d better
Take a diamond ring
You’d better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags
And the language that he used
Go to him now he calls you
You can’t refuse
When you ain’t got nothing
You got nothing to lose
You are invisible now you got no secrets to conceal
How does it feel, how does it feel
To be on your home
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 20/01/1988 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York,NY ,USA
 - 26/05/1988 Irvine Meadows, Irvine,CA ,USA
 - 19/05/2009 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA during the Working on a dream tour

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First known live performance: 20/01/1988 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/05/2009 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Played once in the whole Working on a Dream tour (19/05/2009 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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