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Ballad Of A Thin Man

Bob Dylan

1. You walk into the room
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   With your pencil in your hand
   You see somebody naked
   And you say, "Who is that man?"
   You try so hard
   But you don't understand
   Just what you'll say
   When you get home

R: Because something is happening here
   But you don't know what it is
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   Do you, Mister Jones?

2. You raise up your head
   And you ask, "Is this where it is?"
   And somebody points to you and says
   "It's his"
   And you say, "What's mine?"
   And somebody else says, "Where what is?"
   And you say, "Oh my God
   Am I here all alone?"
R: Because...

3. You hand in your ticket
   And you go watch the geek
   Who immediately walks up to you
   When he hears you speak
   And says, "How does it feel
   To be such a freak?"
   And you say, "Impossible"
   As he hands you a bone
R: Because...

*: You have many contacts
   Among the lumberjacks
   To get you facts
   When someone attacks your imagination
   But nobody has any respect
   Anyway they already expect you
   To just give a check
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   To tax deductible charity organizations

4. You've been with the professors
   And they've all liked your looks
   With great lawyers you have
   Discussed lepers and crooks
   You've been through all of
   F.Scott Fitzgerald's books
   You're very well read
   It's well known
R: Because...

5. Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you
   And then he kneels
   He crosses himself
   And then he clicks his high heels
   And without further notice
   He asks you how it feels
   And he says, "Here is your throat back
   Thanks for the loan"
R: Because...

6. Now you see this one-eyed midget
   Shouting the word "NOW"
   And you say, "For what reason?"
   And he says, "How?"
   And you say, "What does this mean?"
   And he screams back, "You're a cow
   Give me some milk
   Or else go home"
R: Because...

7. Well, you walk into the room
   Like a camel and then you frown
   You put your eyes in your pocket
   And your nose on the ground
   There ought to be a law
   Against you comin' around
   You should be made
   To wear earphones
R: Because...

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