What good am I

Heard this as I was driving to pick up my spouse after her first colostomy. (Everything is fine, baruch Hashem) It’s from the most important political muse of the 20th century’s Oh Mercy (1989) album.

What Good Am I
by Bob Dylan

What good am I if I’m like all the rest,
If I just turned away, when I see how you’re dressed,
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry,
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do,
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you,
If I turn a deaf ear to the thundering sky,
What good am I?

What good am I while you softly weep
And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep,
And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don’t try,
What good am I?

What good am I then to others and me
If I’ve had every chance and yet still fail to see

If my hands are tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been

What good am I if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
And I just turn my back while you silently die,
What good am I?

Copyright © 1989 Special Rider Music

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~ by realsupergirl on April 21, 2006.

One Response to “What good am I”

  1. What lyrics! Amazing how a song can capture so much.
    J

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