Bob Dylan receives Nobel prize in literature

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  • Dylan was a great writer but I find this to be far superior writing


    "Operation Mindcrime"


    [Nikki:] I remember now

    I remember how it started

    I can't remember yesterday

    I just remember doing what they told me....


    [Weeks ago in Occidental Park

    Hundreds of people gathered

    For a political rally

    There was a man shouting

    Above all the others]


    "Do we have freedom?

    Do we have equality?

    This country's changing!

    It is no longer for all of the people!

    It is for some of the people!"

    The man's name? Dr. X.


    For a price I'd do about anything

    Except pull the trigger

    For that I'd need a pretty good cause

    Then I heard of Dr. X

    The man with the cure

    Just watch the television

    Yeah, you'll see there's something going on


    Got no love for politicians

    Or that crazy scene in D.C.

    It's just a power mad town

    But the time is ripe for changes

    There's a growing feeling

    That taking a chance on a new kind of vision is due


    I used to trust the media

    To tell me the truth, tell us the truth

    But now I've seen the payoffs

    Everywhere I look

    Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?


    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling you

    There's a Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Gotta make a change

    Gotta push, gotta push it on through


    I'm tired of all this bullshit

    They keep selling me on T.V.

    About the communist plan

    And all the shady preachers

    Begging for my cash

    Swiss bank accounts while giving their

    Secretaries the slam


    They're all in Penthouse now

    Or Playboy magazine, million dollar stories to tell

    I guess Warhol wasn't wrong

    Fame fifteen minutes long

    Everyone's using everybody, making the sale


    I used to think

    That only America's way, way was right

    But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives

    Gotta make a million doesn't matter who dies


    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling you

    There's a Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Gotta make a change

    Gotta push, gotta push it on through


    I used to trust the media

    To tell me the truth, tell us the truth

    But now I've seen the payoffs

    Everywhere I look

    Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?


    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Revolution calling you

    There's a Revolution calling

    Revolution calling

    Gotta make a change

    Gotta push, gotta push it on through


    It just takes a minute

    And you'll feel no pain

    Gotta make something of your life boy

    Give me one more vein

    You've come to see the doctor

    Cause I'll show you the cure

    I'm gonna take away the questions

    Yeah I'm gonna make you sure


    A hit man for the order

    When you couldn't go to school

    Had a skin job for a hair-do

    Yeah you looked pretty cool

    Had a habit doing mainline

    Watch the dragon burn

    No regrets, you've got no goals

    Nothing more to learn


    Now I know you won't refuse

    Because we've got so much to do

    And you've got nothing more to lose

    So take this number and welcome to


    Operation Mindcrime

    We're an underground revolution

    Working overtime

    Operation Mindcrime

    There's a job for you in

    The system boy, with nothing to sign


    Hey Nikki you know everything

    That there is to do

    Here's a gun take it home

    Wait by the phone

    We'll send someone over

    To bring you what you need

    You're a one man death machine

    Make this city bleed


    Now I know you won't refuse

    Because we've got so much to do

    And you've got nothing more to lose

    So take this number and welcome to


    Operation Mindcrime

    We're an underground revolution

    Working overtime

    Operation Mindcrime

    There's a job for you in

    The system boy, with nothing to sign


    Operation Mindcrime

    We're an underground revolution

    Working overtime

    Operation Mindcrime

    If you come to see the doctor

    Yeah he'll give you the cure


    Operation Mindcrime

    Make something of your life boy

    Let me into your mind

    Operation Mindcrime

    There's a job for you in the system boy

    With nothing to sign


    They've given me a mission

    I don't really know the game yet

    I'm bent on submission

    Religion is to blame

    I'm the new messiah

    Death Angel with a gun

    Dangerous in my silence

    Deadly to my cause


    Speak to me the pain you feel

    Speak the word

    The word is all of us


    I've given my life to become what I am

    To preach the new beginning

    To make you understand

    To reach some point of order

    Utopia in mind, you've got to learn

    To sacrifice, to leave what's now behind


    Speak to me the pain you feel

    Speak the word

    The word is all of us

    Speak the word

    The word is all of us


    Seven years of power

    The corporation claw

    The rich control the government, the media the law

    To make some kind of difference

    Then everyone must know

    Eradicate the fascists, revolution will grow


    The system we learn says we're equal under law

    But the streets are reality, the weak and poor will fall

    Let's tip the power balance and tear down their crown

    Educate the masses, We'll burn the White House down


    Speak to me the pain you feel

    Speak to me the pain you feel

    Speak the word (Revolution)

    The word is all of us

    Speak the word (Revolution)

    The word is all of us

    Speak the word

    The word is all of us

    Speak the Word

    The word is all of us

    SPEAK!!!


    She always brings me what I need

    Without I beg and sweat and bleed

    When we're alone at night

    Waiting for the call

    She feeds my skin


    Sixteen and on the run from home

    Found a job in Times Square

    Working live S & M shows

    Twenty-five bucks a fuck

    And John's a happy man

    She wipes the filth away

    And it's back on the streets again


    Spreading the disease

    Everybody needs

    But no one wants to see


    Father William saved her from the streets

    She drank the lifeblood from the saviour's feet

    She's Sister Mary now, eyes as cold as ice

    He takes her once a week

    On the altar like a sacrifice


    Spreading the disease

    Everybody needs

    But no one wants to see


    Religion and sex are powerplays

    Manipulate the people for the money they pay

    Selling skin, selling God

    The numbers look the same on their credit cards

    Politicians say no to drugs

    While we pay for wars in South America


    Fighting fire with empty words

    While the banks get fat

    And the poor stay poor

    And the rich get rich

    And the cops get paid

    To look away

    As the one percent rules America


    Spreading the disease

    Everybody needs

    But no one wants to see

    The way society

    Keeps spreading the disease


    In the wooden chair

    Beside my window

    I wear a face born in the falling rain

    I talk to shadows from a lonely candle

    Recite the phrases from the wall

    I can't explain this Holy pain


    Six days ago my life had taken a tumble

    The orders came from high above they say

    A need to use me once again they've got my number

    Further the cause boy yes you know the game


    I'll wait here for days longer

    Till the sister comes to wash my sins away

    She is the lady that can ease my sorrow

    She brings the only friend

    That helps me find my way


    I search the past back to a time

    When I was younger

    A target for the new society

    Picked to displace the leaders

    Countering objectives

    Of this new underground reality


    Waiting for days longer

    'til sister comes to wash my sins away

    She is the lady that can ease my sorrow

    My love for her

    Will help me find my way


    My mission saved the world

    And I stood proud

    My mission changed the world

    It turned my life around


    I look around my room is filled with candles

    Each one a story but they end the same

    I'll hide away in here the law will never find me

    The walls will tell the story of my pain


    Waiting for days longer

    Till sister comes to wash my sins away

    She is the lady who can ease my sorrow

    She sets the pace for my delivery of pain


    They'll say my mission saved the world

    And I stood proud

    My mission changed the world

    The underground will rise and

    Save this world we'll all stand proud

    Our mission changed the world, we'll change the world

    We'll all stand proud


    [Dr. X:] "Kill her. That's all you have to do."

    [Nikki:] "Kill Mary?"

    [Dr. X:] "She's a risk, and get the priest as well."


    10 P.M., I feel the rain coming down

    My face feels the wet, my mind the storm

    Flashing lights as people race to find shelter from the pour

    Moving silent, through the streets, they're mine, they're mine


    Midnite, she sings praises in the Hall

    To saintly faces hallowed be their names she can't recall

    Sister Mary, virgin Mary, silent with her sin

    ([Mary:] "What are you doing out in the rain?")

    She feels me, I can taste her breath when she speaks

    ([Mary:] "I've been waiting for you. Come in.")


    Mary, Mary just a whore for the underground

    They made you pay in guilt for your salvation

    Thought you had them fooled? Now they've sent me for you

    You know too much for your own good

    Don't offer me faith, I've got all I need here

    My faith is growing, growing tight against the seam

    What we need is trust, to keep us both alive

    Help us make it through the night


    [Mary]

    I've no more want of any faith

    Binds my arm and feed my mind

    The only peace I've ever known

    I'll close my eyes and you shoot


    No Mary, listen, you've got to pull your strength from my lips

    I pray I feed you well

    Your precious cross is gone, it made me wait so long

    For what you gave to everyone

    The priest is cold and dead on his knees he fed

    From my barrel of death, he turned the Holy water red

    As he died he said thank you

    I just watched him bleed


    [Mary]

    I feel the flow, the blessed stain

    Sweating hands like fire, and flames

    Burn my thighs, spread in sacrificial rite

    The hallowed altar burns my flesh once more tonight


    Mary, sweet lady of pain

    Always alone

    Blind you search for the truth

    I see myself in you, parallel lives

    Winding at light-speed through time


    No time to rest yet

    We've got to stop his game

    Before madness has the final laugh

    Too much bloodshed

    We're being used and fed

    Like rats in experiments

    No final outcome here

    Only pain and fear

    It's followed us both all our lives

    There's one thing left to see

    Will it be him or me?

    There's one more candle left to light


    [Mary]

    Don't turn your back on my disgrace

    The blood of Christ can't heal my wounds...so deep

    The sins of man are all I taste

    Can't spit the memory from my mind

    I can't cry anymore


    Mary, my lady of pain, always alone

    Blind you search for the truth

    I see myself in you, parallel lives

    Winding at light-speed through time, you're mine

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