Bob Dylan's
Bob Dylan and Suze

She's Your Lover Now

The pawnbroker roared

Also, so, so did the landlord

The scene was so crazy, wasn't it?

Both were so glad

To watch me destroy what I had

Pain sure brings out the best in people, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't want to stay?

Why'd you have to treat me so bad?

Did it have to be that way?

Now you stand here expectin' me to remember somethin' you forgot to say

Yes, and you, I see you're still with her, well

That's fine 'cause she's comin' on so strange, can't you tell?

Somebody had better explain

She's got her iron chain

I'd do it, but I, I just can't remember how

You talk to her

She's your lover now.


I already assumed

That we're in the felony room

But I ain't a judge, you don't have to be nice to me

But please tell that

To your friend in the cowboy hat

You know he keeps on sayin' ev'rythin' twice to me

You know I was straight with you

You know I've never tried to change you in any way

You know if you didn't want to be with me

That you could . . . didn't have to stay.

Now you stand here sayin' you forgive and forget. Honey, what can I say?

Yes, you, you just sit around and ask for ashtrays, can't you reach?

I see you kiss her on the cheek ev'rytime she gives a speech

With her picture books of the pyramid

And her postcards of Billy the Kid

(Why must everybody bow?)

You better talk to her 'bout it

You're her lover now.


Oh, ev'rybody that cares

Is goin' up the castle stairs

But I'm not up in your castle, honey

It's true, I just can't recall

San Francisco at all

I can't even remember El Paso, uh, honey

You never had to be faithful

I didn't want you to grieve

Oh, why was it so hard for you

If you didn't want to be with me, just to leave?

Now you stand here while your finger's goin' up my sleeve

An' you, just what do you do anyway? Ain't there nothin' you can say?

She'll be standin' on the bar soon

With a fish head an' a harpoon

An' a fake beard plastered on her brow

You'd better do somethin' quick

She's your lover now.


Copyright 1971 Dwarf Music

First release: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3, 1991