Ouça “Early Roman Kings”, novo single de Dylan

Depois de ser trilha para um teaser de uma nova séria, a gravadora Columbia liberou o primeiro single de Tempest, álbum de Dylan que será lançado no dia 11 de setembro.

Além de ter sido influênciado diretamente por “Manish Boy” de Muddy Waters e principalmente “I am a man” de Bo Didley, Bob usou da frase “I ain’t dead yet”, criada por Woody Guthrie, que em 1961 deu um bilhete a Dylan com a frase para comprovar que ainda estava vivo.

Veja a letra abaixo e ouça “Early Roman Kings”:

Early Roman Kings

All the early Roman kings
In their sharkskin suits
Bow ties and buttons
High top boots
Drivin’ the spikes in
Blazin’ the rails
Nailed in their coffins
In top hats and tails
Fly away, little bird
Fly away, flap your wings
Fly by night
Like the early Roman kings

all the early roman kings
in the early early morn
coming down the mountain
distributing the corn (?)
speeding through the forest
racing down the track
you try to get away
they drag you back
Tomorrow is friday
we’ll see what it brings
everybody’s talking
bout the early roman kings

They’re peddlers and they’re meddlers
They buy and they sell
They destroyed your city
They’ll destroy you as well
They’re lecherous and treacherous
Hell-bent for leather
Each of ‘em bigger
than all of them put together
Sluggers and muggers
Wearing fancy gold rings
All the women goin’ crazy
For the early Roman kings

I can dress up your wounds
with a blood-clotted rag
I aint afraid to make love
to a bitch or a hag
if you see me comin’
and you’re standing there
wave your handkerchief
in the air
I ain’t dead yet
my bell still rings
I keep my fingers crossed
like them early roman kings

i can strip you of life
strip you of breath
ship you down
to the house of death
one day
you will ask for me
there’ll be no one else
that you’ll wanna see
bring down my fiddle
tune up my strings
I’m gonna break it wide open
like the early roman kings

i was up on black mountain
the day Detroit fell
they killed ‘em all off
and they sent ‘em to hell
ding dong daddy
you’re coming up short
gonna put you on trail
in a sicilian court
i’ve had my fun
i’ve had my flings
gonna shake em all down
like the early roman kings

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