Bob Dylan's
Bob Dylan and Suze

Something's Burning, Baby

Something is burning, baby, are you aware?

Something is the matter, baby, there's smoke in your hair

Are you still my friend, baby, show me a sign

Is the love in your heart for me turning blind?


You've been avoiding the main streets for a long, long while

The truth that I'm seeking is in your missing file

What's your position, baby, what's going on?

Why is the light in your eyes nearly gone?


I know everything about this place, or so it seems

Am I no longer a part of your plans or your dreams?

Well, it is so obvious that something has changed

What's happening, baby, to make you act so strange?


Something is burning, baby, here's what I say

Even the bloodhounds of London couldn't find you today

I see the shadow of a man, baby, makin' you blue

Who is he, baby, and what's he to you?


We've reached the edge of the road, baby, where the pasture begins

Where charity is supposed to cover up a multitude of sins

But where do you live, baby, and where is the light?

Why are your eyes just staring off in the night?


I can feel it in the night when I think of you

I can feel it in the light and it's got to be true

You can't live by bread alone, you won't be satisfied

You can't roll away the stone if your hands are tied


Got to start someplace, baby, can you explain?

Please don't fade away on me, baby, like the midnight train

Answer me, baby, a casual look will do

Just what in the world has come over you?


I can feel it in the wind and it's upside down

I can feel it in the dust as I get off the bus on the outskirts of town

I've had the Mexico City blues since the last hairpin curve

I don't wanna see you bleed, I know what you need but it ain't what you deserve


Something is burning, baby, something's in flames

There's a man going 'round calling names

Ring down when you're ready, baby, I'm waiting for you

I believe in the impossible, you know that I do


Copyright 1985 Special Rider Music

First release: Empire Burlesque, 1985