Gli accordi di Desolation row di Bob Dylan per chitarra.
Desolation Row è la traccia di chiusura del sesto album in studio di Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited. È nota per la sua durata (11:21) e per il testo surreale. Desolation Row è stata descritta come uno dei più alti esempi di lirismo poetico applicato a una canzone pop o rock che dir si voglia.
RE They're selling postcards of the hanging. SOL RE They're painting the passports brown. LA7 The beauty parlour's filled with sailors. SOL RE The circus is in town. RE Here comes the blind commissioner. SOL RE They've got him in a trance. LA7 One hand's tied to the tightrope walker. SOL RE The other is in his pants. SOL And the riot squad they're restless RE SOL they need some where to go. RE LA7 As lady and I look out tonight SOL RE on Desolation row. RE Cinderella she seem so easy. SOL RE It takes on to know one she smiles. LA7 Then puts her hand in her back pocket, SOL RE Betty Davis style. RE Then in comes Romeo he's moaning. SOL RE You Belong to me I believe. LA7 And someone says your in the wrong place my friend SOL RE You better leave SOL and the only sound that's left RE SOL after the ambulances go RE LA7 is Cinderella sweeping up SOL RE on Desolation row. RE Now the moon is almost hidden SOL RE the stars are beginning to hide LA7 The fortune telling lady SOL RE Has already taken all her things inside. RE All except for Cane and Able SOL RE and the Hunch Back of Notre Dame LA7 everyone is making love SOL RE or else expecting rain SOL And the good Samaritan he's dressing RE SOL He's gettin ready for the show. RE LA7 He's going to the carnival SOL RE tonight on Desolation row. RE Now Ophelia she's 'neath the window. SOL RE For her I feel so afraid. LA7 On her twenty-second birthday SOL RE She already is an old maid. RE To her death is quite romantic. SOL RE She wears an iron vest. LA7 Her profession's her religion, SOL RE her sin is her lifelessness. SOL And though her eyes are fixed upon RE SOL Noah's great rainbow RE LA7 she spends her time peeking SOL RE into Desolation row. RE Einstein disguised as Robin Hood SOL RE With his memories in a trunk LA7 Passed this way an hour ago SOL RE With his friend a jealous monk. RE He looked so frightful SOL RE As he bummed a cigarette LA7 Then went off sniffing drain pipes SOL RE and reciting the alphabet. SOL No you would not think to look at him RE SOL That he was famous long ago RE LA7 for playing electric violin SOL RE on Desolation row. RE Doctor filth he keeps his word SOL RE Inside a leather cup LA7 But all his sexless patients SOL RE Are trying to blow it up. RE Now his nurse a local looser SOL RE She's in charge of the cyanide hole LA7 And she also keeps the cards that read SOL RE Have mercy on his soul. SOL They all play on penny whistles RE SOL You can hear them blow RE LA7 If you lean your head out far enough SOL RE from Desolation row RE Across the street they've nailed the curtains SOL RE they're gettin ready for the feast LA7 the phantom of the opera SOL RE a perfect image of a priest RE They're spoon feedin Casanova SOL RE to get him to feel more assured LA7 then they'll killed him with self confidence SOL RE after poisoning him with words SOL and the phantom shouting to skinning girls RE SOL get outta her don't you know RE LA7 Casanova is just being punished SOL RE for going to Desolation row. RE Now at midnight all the agents SOL RE And the superhuman crews LA7 round up everyone SOL RE That knows more than they do. RE Then they bring them to the factory SOL RE where the heart attack machines LA7 is strapped across their shoulders SOL RE And then the kerosene SOL is brought down from the castles RE SOL by insurance men that go RE LA7 check to see that nobody is escaping SOL RE to Desolation row RE Praise be to Nero's Neptune SOL RE The Titanic sails at dawn LA7 and everybody shouting SOL RE which side are you on RE and Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot SOL RE fighting in the captains tower LA7 while calypso signers laugh at them SOL RE and fishermen hold flowers SOL between the windows of the sea RE SOL where lovely mermaids flow RE LA7 and nobody has to think too much SOL RE about Desolation row RE Yes I received your letter yesterday SOL RE About the time the door knob broke. LA7 When you asked me how I was SOL RE Was that some kind of joke. RE All those people that you mention SOL RE yes I know them they're quite lame. LA7 I had to rearrange their faces SOL RE and give them all another name. SOL Right now I can't read too good RE SOL don't send me no more letters no. RE LA7 Not unless you mail them from SOL RE Desolation row.