All along the watchtower

Uitvoerende(n): Jimi Hendrix
Tekst: Bob Dylan

'There must be some kind of way out of here',
Said the Joker to the Thief.
'There's too much confusion,
I can't get no relief.
Businessmen they drink my wine,
Plowmen dig my earth.
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth.'

'No reason to get excited',
The Thief he kindly spoke.
'There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that,
And this is not our fate.
So let us not talk falsely now:
The hour's getting late.'

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went,
Barefoot servants, too,
Outside in the cold distance
A wild cat did growl.
Two riders were approaching,
And the wind began to howl.


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