Lyrics Depot is your source of lyrics to Drifter's Escape by Bob Dylan. Please check back for more Bob Dylan lyrics.

Drifter's Escape Lyrics

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: John Wesley Harding

"Oh, help me in my weakness,"
I heard the drifter say,
As they carried him from the courtroom
And were taking him away.
"My trip hasn't been a pleasant one
And my time it isn't long,
And I still do not know
What it was that I've done wrong."

Well, the judge, he cast his robe aside,
A tear came to his eye,
"You fail to understand," he said,
"Why must you even try?"
Outside, the crowd was stirring,
You could hear it from the door.
Inside, the judge was stepping down,
While the jury cried for more.

"Oh, stop that cursed jury,"
Cried the attendant and the nurse,
"The trial was bad enough,
But this is ten times worse."
Just then a bolt of lightning
Struck the courthouse out of shape,
And while ev'rybody knelt to pray
The drifter did escape.

Comments/Interpretations

no comments yet








Related:
Bob Dylan Lyrics
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding Lyrics

More Bob Dylan Music Lyrics:
Bob Dylan - Ballad in Plain D Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Blues Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Cat's in the Well Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Precious Memories Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Shot of Love Lyrics
Bob Dylan - Time Passes Slowly Lyrics