So what if it is Bob Dylan for a second consecutive week? This is one of my Top Five Dylan pieces and bang on trend for Helen’s theme this week:
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin’
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on the side that’s winnin’
You say I let you down, ya know its not like that
If you’re so hurt, why then don’t you show it?
You say you’ve lost your faith, but that’s not where its at
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it
I know the reason, that you talked behind my back
I used to be among the crowd you’re in with
Do you take me for such a fool, to think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide what he don’t know to begin with?
You see me on the street, you always act surprised
You say “how are you?”, “good luck”, but ya don’t mean it
When you know as well as me, you’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once and scream it
No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief perhaps I’d rob them
And tho I know you’re dissatisfied with your position and your place
Don’t you understand, its not my problem?
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is to see you
9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Street – ‘Positively Fourth Street’”
Brilliant Lyrics! Love this, thanks so much for sharing
Thanks for sharing a classic. 1966 – wow. We’ll never be able to leave that century – that’s where all the good stuff is. 🙂
Ah ha! It was my pick too 😊✌️
Great pick. This is a spiteful song that attacks the Greenwich Village folk scene which was made up of coffeehouses, clubs and book shops that bordered West 4th Street.
Great pick! Thanks so much for sharing!
Just goes to show Fake News is not a new thing!
Great song with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield backing Dylan. Good choice!
Dylan…what can you say…so unique and all his songs have lyrics that tell it like it is. Can’t go wrong with Bob Dylan! 🙂