"Here He Comes (Confessions Of A Drunken Marionette)" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Here comes your drunken marionette
Dragging his mess of threads
There at the bar pulling smoke to his lungs
He says, "Who will ignore me when you're gone?"

Now come on lift me up
I wanna dance by your tin cup
A tower of beauty with a split in your tongue
"Who will ignore me when you're gone"
He says, "who will ignore me when you're gone?"

Here he comes
Here he comes
Be still the wooden heart
that wouldn't ever part,
with the drunken marionette

Been mainlining bad thoughts
Been drinking things I wish I'd not
Intoxicated with sad songs
"Who will forgive you when I'm gone?"

They sing Auld Lang Syne
I've got mutiny on my mind
A guilty conscience means at least you've got one
"Who will forgive you when I'm gone?"
He says, "who will forgive you when I'm gone?"

Here he comes
Here he comes
Be still the wooden heart,
that wouldn't ever part
Who's waiting on a spark that hasn't happened yet
For the drunken marionette

carry on and turn the lights low when you go
in the hours left
I hope you feel the things that I know I won't

what you give is what you get
These days I worry about your debt
Who carries evil out, evil will come
"Who will defend you when I'm gone"
He says, "who will defend you when I'm gone?"

here he comes
here he comes
Be still the wooden heart,
that wouldn't ever part
Who's waiting on a spark
that hasn't happened yet
Here he comes
here he comes
Be still the wooden heart,
that wouldn't ever part
Who's waiting on a spark
That hasn't happened yet
for the drunken marionette


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"Here He Comes (Confessions of a Drunken Marionette)" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentI love this song.
    pistolero983on August 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkinda sounds a little Tom Petty-ish.
    randamanaeon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJakob Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters of this era... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    "What you give is what you get
    These days I'm worried about your debt"

    Amazing =D
    Bohmon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI could be completely wrong about this, but I think the "drunken marionette" is some woman's boyfriend or husband, and she treats him like crap. She uses him like a puppet/marionette and he allows himself to be used.

    I think I read somewhere that Jakob Dylan said the fact that the marionette is drunken is supposed to be ironic since marionettes are generally related in our minds to young children. But does it have any other meaning? Maybe it also means that this guy is her puppet who isn't aware of what's happening - he can't see that she's treating him so badly.
    dodgethebulleton August 26, 2010   Link

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