Tangled Up In Blue (2012)

He had a job and a pretty face
And everything seemed to fit
When he helped her out way down at the race
He just put it all down and he split

And he drifted down, down to New Orleans
Where they treated him just sure like a tramp
He nearly drowned, running up to Baton Rouge
Where the weather was cold and damp

All the while he was alone
You know the past was close behind
He seemed [lowdown] deceiving
That world was so [defiled/defined], except for you

We were tangled up in blue

He had a job and a pretty face
And everything seemed to fit
Then one day, he could just a-feel the waste
He put everything down and he quit

Then he drifted down to New Orleans
Working nights, working every day
Nearly drowned down in Baton Rouge
On a cold, on a cold December day
All the while that he was alone
You know the past was close behind
He’s seen a lot of women
But none of them were–them were ever too refined, except for you
But you were tangled up in blue

He had a job and a pretty face
Everything seemed to fit
One day, he just – everything felt out of place
He put everything down and he just quit

He drifted down to New Orleans
[Where he’d been destroyed] every day
Well, he nearly drowned in Baton Rouge
Everything [went/running] away
All the while he was alone
You know the past was close behind
He’s seen a lot of women
And none of them were too refined, except for you
You were tangled up in blue

I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the ax just fell
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Workin’ for a while on a fishin’ boat
Right outside of Delacroix
But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind, and I just grew
Tangled up in blue