While the new song comes as welcome relief, it is also accompanied by the news that Dylan will release his first album of original songs in eight years and the aforementioned tracks will all feature.
The album will arrive on June 19th via Columbia Records and has already seen two releases shed light on what the record might hold.
Rough and Rowdy Ways is the first new album of original material since 2012’s Tempest and is eagerly anticipated not only by his wide fan base but a whole world in need of an old head.
Hit play on the song and follow Dylan’s majestic lyrics, below.
Bob Dylan ‘False Prophet’ lyrics:
Another day that don’t end Another ship goin’ out Another day of anger, bitterness, and doubt I know how it happened I saw it begin I opened my heart to the world and the world came in
Hello Mary Lou Hello Miss Pearl My fleet-footed guides from the underworld No stars in the sky shine brighter than you You girls mean business and I do too
Well I’m the enemy of treason Enemy of strife Enemy of the unlived meaningless life I ain’t no false prophet I just know what I know I go where only the lonely can go
I’m first among equals Second to none Last of the best You can bury the rest Bury ’em naked with their silver and gold Put them six feet under and pray for their souls
What are you lookin’ at There’s nothing to see Just a cool breeze that’s encircling me Let’s go for a walk in the garden So far and so wide We can sit in the shade by the fountain-side
I search the world over For the Holy Grail I sing songs of love I sing songs of betrayal Don’t care what I drink Don’t care what I eat I climbed the mountains of swords on my bare feet
You don’t know me darlin’ You never would guess I’m nothing like my ghostly appearance would suggest I ain’t no false prophet I just said what I said I’m just here to bring vengeance on somebody’s head
Put out your hand There’s nothing to hold Open your mouth I’ll stuff it with gold Oh you poor devil look up if you will The city of God is there on the hill
Hello stranger A long goodbye You ruled the land But so do I You lost your mule You got a poison brain I’ll marry you to a ball and chain
You know darlin’ The kind of life that I live When your smile meets my smile something’s got to give I ain’t no false prophet No I’m nobody’s bride Can’t remember when I was born And I forgot when I died