"What Good Am I?" as written by and Bob Dylan....
What good am I some like all the rest
If I just turn away when I see how you're dressed
If I shut myself off so I can't hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don't do
If I see and don't say if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin' sky
What good am I?

What good am I while you softly weep
And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep
And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don't try
What good am I?

What good am I then to others and me
If I had every chance and yet still fail to see
If my hands are tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been

What good am I if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
And I just turn my back while you silently die
What good a I?


Lyrics submitted by endeavour

"What Good Am I?" as written by Bob Dylan

Lyrics © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

What Good Am I? song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentPowerful song.
    frankbooth7on March 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful.
    fall poetasteron March 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is insainly good. It's a very good thinkiing song. I think everyone has asked themself "what good am i" at some point. Also i love the fadeaway intro it's so beautiful. To say that this is underatted would be a massive understatement. I can think of maybe 5 Dylan songs that are better than this, but not 10. A masterpeace!!
    thrashgrunge4lifeon July 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTom Jones did an outstanding cover of this song on his "Praise
    RonLeeon August 20, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain