lenny bruce lyrics – bob dylan

lenny bruce is dead
but his ghost lived on and on
never did get any golden globe award
never made it to synanon

he was an outlaw, that’s for sure
more of an outlaw than you ever were
lenny bruce is gone
but his spirit’s living on and on

maybe he had some problems
maybe some things that he couldn’t work out
but he sure was funny and he sure told the truth
and he knew what he was talking about

never robbed any churches
nor cut off any babies heads
he just took the folks in high places
and he shined a light in their beds
he’s on some other sh*r*
he didn’t wanna live anymore

lenny bruce is dead
but he didn’t commit any crime
he just had the insight
to rip off the lid before its time

i rode with him in a taxi once
only for a mile and a half
seemed like it took a couple of months
lenny bruce moved on
and like the ones that killed him, gone

they said that he was sick
’cause he didn’t play by the rules
he just showed the wise men of his day
to be nothing more than fools

they stamped him and they labeled him
like they do with pants and shirts
he fought a war on a battlefield
where every victory hurts
lenny bruce was bad
he was the brother that you never had

/ bob dylan lyrics