what good am i lyrics – bob dylan

what good am i if i’m like all the rest,
if i just turned away, when i see how you’re dressed,
if i shut myself off so i can’t hear you cry,
what good am i?

what good am i if i know and don’t do,
if i see and don’t say, if i look right through you,
if i turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky,
what good am i?

what good am i while you softly weep
and i hear in my head what you say in your sleep,
and i freeze in the moment like the rest who don’t try,
what good am i?

what good am i then to others and me
if i’ve had every chance and yet still fail to see
bridge: if my hands tied must i not wonder within
who tied them and why and where must i have been

what good am i if i say foolish things
and i laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
and i just turn my back while you silently die,
what good am i?

/ bob dylan lyrics