"Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover)" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Once upon a time, you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you

You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud, now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging around for your next meal

How does it feel, how does it feel
To be on your own with no direction home?
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
Don't you know you only used to get juiced in it?
Nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
Now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it

You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery 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 make a deal?"

How does it feel, how does it feel
To be without a home, with no direction home?
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

You never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns
When they all came down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You should never 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's taken everything he could steal

How does it feel, how does it feel
To be without a home, with no direction home?
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
Drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts and things
But take your diamond ring down and 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, and you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible, you got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel, how does it feel
To be without a home, with no direction home?
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone


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"Like a Rolling Stone" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentbob dylan cover, awesome song. the video is amazing too. he does some really cool flippy stuff with his right hand.
    Darkness_5555on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGood job leaving out all of the lyrics.
    Solid F0x0rzon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentif it is so damned important to you solid...then why dont you just go look up bob dylan?

    btw, i submitted *most* of the jimi hendrix lyrics on this website 3 years ago when i was 16 years old...and i did not log in for quite a while so they deleted my old account (which was something like "jamaconbacon" or something)
    rockbiteron June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that MOST artists that are singer-songwriters just ought to stick their own songs. (Jimi could get away with All Along the Watchtower)
    trapperjohnon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really want to hear this song
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJimi's voice really shines in this version of the song. Almost as good as the original.
    hydroman1071on June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Almost"? Hendrix could take another person's song and then completely shred that motherfucker, doing more than justice to it but bringing it to a completely different level. This is one of those songs.

    It's pretty damn rare though. It's on Google Video and in the Martin Scorsese documentary, but that's about it as far as I can tell.
    JB_Finesseon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI may be able to get it, if anyone wants to have it.
    attackofthehearton September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's on the monterey international pop festival cd. also they just rereleased the dvd of that performance.
    caitybateson December 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthendrix said that no one can write better lyrics than like a rolling stone
    thepinkfloydsoundon September 30, 2008   Link

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