bye and bye lyrics – bob dylan

by and by, i’m breathin’ a lover’s sigh
while i’m sittin’ on my watch so i can be on time
i’m singin’ love’s praises with sugar coated rhyme
by and by, on you i’m castin’ my eye
i’m paintin’ the town, swingin’ my partner around
well i know who i can depend on, i know who to trust
i’m watchin’ the road, i’m studyin’ the dust

i’m paintin’ the town, makin’ my last go-round
well i’m scufflin’ and i’m shufflin’ and i’m walkin’ on briars
i’m not even aquainted with my own desires
i’m rollin’ slow, i’m doin’ all i know
i’m tellin’ myself i’ve found true happiness
that i still got a dream that hasn’t been repossessed
i’m rollin’ slow goin’ where the wild roses grow

well, the future for me is already a thing of the past
you were my first love and you will be my last
papa gone mad, mama she’s feelin’ sad
well, i’m gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more
i wanna establish my rule through civil war
gonna make you see just how loyal and true a man can be

/ bob dylan lyrics