"Mr. Tambourine Man" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following you.

Though I know that evening's empire
Has returned into sand,
Vanished from my hand,
Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping.
My weariness amazes me,
I'm branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming.

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following you.

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship,
My senses have been stripped,
My hands can't feel to grip.
My toes too numb to step,
Wait only for my boot heels
To be wandering.

I'm ready to go anywhere,
I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade,
Cast your dancing spell my way.
I promise to go under it.

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following you.

Though you might hear laughing, spinning, swinging
Madly across the sun,
It's not aimed at anyone,
It's just escaping on the run.
And but for the sky there are no fences facing.
And if you hear vague traces of skipping reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time,
It's just a ragged clown behind.
I wouldn't pay it any mind,
It's just a shadow you are
Seeing that he's chasing.

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Then take me disappearing
Through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time
Far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees
Out to the windy beach.
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky
With one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea
Circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man,
Play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.


Lyrics submitted by ellie117

Mr. Tambourine Man song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

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