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Lyr Req: Let Me Die in My Footsteps (Bob Dylan)

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Miss`Ippe 27 Nov 01 - 02:37 PM
Mountain Dog 27 Nov 01 - 03:13 PM
GUEST,Steve Latimer 27 Nov 01 - 03:17 PM
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Subject: Topical 'Let Me Die in My Footsteps'
From: Miss`Ippe
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 02:37 PM

Who remembers this Dylan song? Most of the verses to this song are far to true in light of 911,,,,Some folks just gotta spread fear.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Topical 'Let Me Die in My Footsteps'
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 03:13 PM

I remember it well. You can find the lyrics and chords here:

Let Me Die

(Joe Clones, bless you for doing the blue clicky work - I'm on my way out the door!)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET ME DIE IN MY FOOTSTEPS (Bob Dylan)
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 03:17 PM

The story goes that Bob was travelling through New Mexico during the Cold War and that he saw a Bomb Shelter being constructed. It inspired this song, which has been going through my head since September 11th too.

LET ME DIE IN MY FOOTSTEPS

Bob Dylan


I will not go down under the ground
"Cause somebody tells me that death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


There's been rumors of war and wars that have been
The meaning of the life has been lost in the wind
And some people thinkin' that the end is close by
"Stead of learnin' to live they are learning to die.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


I don't know if I'm smart but I think I can see
When someone is pullin' the wool over me
And if this war comes and death's all around
Let me die on this land 'fore I die underground.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


There's always been people that have to cause fear
They've been talking of the war now for many long years
I have read all their statements and I've not said a word
But now Lawd God, let my poor voice be heard.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


If I had rubies and riches and crowns
I'd buy the whole world and change things around
I'd throw all the guns and the tanks in the sea
For they are mistakes of a past history.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flood
Let me smell of wildflowers flow free through my blood
Let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves
Let me walk down the highway with my brother in peace.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.


Go out in your country where the land meets the sun
See the craters and the canyons where the waterfalls run
Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho
Let every state in this union seep in your souls.
And you'll die in your footsteps
Before you go down under the ground.

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