Long And Wasted Years (2015)

Here was begin the Long and Varied Journey into Long And Wasted Years lyric variations: 2015 Mega Pack Bonus Edition.

First a brief note about what happened in the July 11, 2015 performance in San Sebastian, Spain, where for the first time Dylan is kind of lost for words… Enough that the entire verse that should have followed is played as an instrumental. According to Luisbp51, who attended the concert: “It looks like he missed the lyrics or something behind did upset him. He suddenly turned his back to the audience looking to Recile, and then again he turned to look back to the audience, in front of the mic, but about that time he had completely missed the point, no words coming to his mouth. So he went back to talk to Recile. Then he came back to the microphone and continued waiting for the words to come to his mind, but still nothing coming out. So he stood there waiting ’til the next verse was finally delivered.

Recordings we have not yet heard include:
April 10, 2015, Atlantic City, New Jersey
April 11, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland
April 12, 2015, Richmond, Virginia
April 14, 2015, Savannah, Georgia
April 15, 2015, Montgomery, Alabama
April 30, 2015, Memphis, Tennessee
May 2, 2015, Thackerville, Oklahoma

My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
A strong wind swept him up
No more should he drink from that golden cup

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
Seems like just the other day
He sank to the ground in a painful way

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he was pinned down
Stepped in again, and then stepped to the ground

My enemy crashed into the dust
He lost his lust
He went out hard with a moan
He sank to the ground with a choke and groan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It’s been a while since I’ve seen you come ridin’ down many-a-mile

My enemy crashed into the dust
Had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Crushed to the bone
He sank to the ground with a croaking moan

While I think when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It’s been a while since I’ve seen you come ’round, maybe a while

My enemy crashed into the dust
His life ripped away, and he lost his lust
We were boys together way back when
We grew up next to each other, helped each other now and then

My enemy crashed into the dust
He was struck down in his path and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, hit clean in the side
No one can say with certainty where he died

My enemy crashed into the dust
He was run down hard and he lost his lust
He would be: “I’m off to the fair!”
He can die and be damned for all I care

My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
What you say about anyway, you weren’t there
You can die and be damned for all I care

My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
Now, look here now, you stand over there
You can die and be damned for all I care

My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
A dangerous player, he stepped out over every scalp
He had an iron heart but it didn’t help

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
Maybe there’ll be a limit to all of my sorrow

Are you gonna turn back, you were doomed from the start? I’ll cripple your legs, stick you straight in the heart I’ll leave you out there ’till the snow begins to thaw
Let the vultures eat your body raw

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
I’ll put a a limit on all my sorrow

Well, you’re a murderous fool, and you’ve been doomed from the start
I’ll cripple your legs and I’ll strike you square in the heart
Then I’ll tell your Ma and Pa
That the vultures ate your body raw

My enemy crashed into the dust
I had to turn my head away in disgust
Look at the gore, poor soul
The vultures ate his body raw

My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, he was fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

My enemy slammed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks, and he lost his lust
He was brave, he was bold, fast on the run
Skilled in every treachery under the sun

My enemy crashed in the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
He was brave and I thought that the — fast on the run
Skilled in all treachery under the sun

My enemy crashed into the dust
He bled to death and he lost his lust
Lost all of his pride
But no one can say for certain where he died

Well, my enemy crashed into the dust
He slumped to the ground and he lost his lust
He crossed his arms, and his legs were bent
Down to the Garden of Death he rode

My enemy crashed into the dust
Bleeding to death and he lost his lust
As if I care, I couldn’t care less
He profited from the poor, walked around in a woman’s dress

Now my enemy crashed into the dust
He was crooked and corrupt and he lost his lust
A strange man, more or less
He prospered from the poor, walked- paraded around wearin’ a woman’s dress

Well, I met the fool with a ruthless force
I blew the bugle and I rode the horse
He was cold and calculated, being a trash
You don’t hear us? I’m sayin’ he was trash

I met the fool with a ruthless force
He lost his head and he broke his horse
And then the light broke through
I saw skeletons of the men I knew

I met my enemy with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
The light broke through
I saw skeletons of men that I knew

I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
The sun came shinin’ through
I saw skeletons of men I knew

I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
Pretty strange but true
Then I saw skeletons of men that I knew

Well, I met my enemy with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
And then his hand pulled true
I saw skeletons of men that I knew

I met my fool with a ruthless force
He lost his lust and he lost his horse
He rolled his hips
And the blood rolled down from his broken lips

I met my fool with a kind of d…
And the feeling was wrong and the time was saved
Big dreamer…

My enemy crashed into the dust
He bled to death and he lost his lust
It just had to be
I noticed lately that he wasn’t with me

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart
I think that when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It’s been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle

Long And Wasted Years (November 26, 2014)

Here we take a brief stop in 2014, along the Long and Varied Journey into the lyric variations in this song. This particular verse saw changes beginning in 2013 and far beyond. Next year, 2015, is when it ramps up, big time!

My enemy crashed into the dust
Woah, he lost his lust
He stopped dead in his tracks and he got pinned down
Run down hard and he sank into the ground

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame, he had an iron heart

Long And Wasted Years (October 10, 2013)

Here begins a Long and Varied Journey into the lyric variations in this song. This particular verse saw changes beginning in 2013 and far beyond. It all began right here, unless you can prove us wrong…..

My enemy ran – crashed into the dust
He lost his pain and he lost his lust
He was run down hard, he died in shame
My enemy, huh, had an iron heart

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame, he had an iron heart