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/ Bob Dylan / Blood on the Tracks (1975) / Idiot Wind guitar tab

IDIOT WIND- Bob Dylan


   Am                         B                               E
Someone's got it in for me, they're planting stories in the press
  Am                                        B                         E
Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out but when they will I can only guess
      C#m           G#m                F#m             E
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
 C#m             G#m               F#m               E
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
          G#m            A
I can't help it if I'm lucky

People see me all the time and they just can't remember how to act
Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts
Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at
I couldn't believe after all these years
You didn't know me better than that, sweet lady

CHORUS #1:
 E            A                               E
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth
   A                                 B
Blowing down the backroads headin' south
 E              A                             E
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
                  A             B                                E
You're an idiot babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breathe

I ran into the fortune teller, who said beware of lightning that might
strike
I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's
like  There's a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin' out of a boxcar door
You didn't know it, you didn't think it could be done
In the final end he won the war after losin' every battle

I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin' 'bout the way things sometimes are
Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin' me see
stars  You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with
lies
One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes
Blood on your saddle

CHORUS #2:
Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb
Blowing through the curtains in your room
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot, babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breathe

It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us apart
You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn't enough to change my
heart
Now everything's a little upside down
As a matter of fact the wheels have stopped
What's good is bad, what's bad is good
You'll find out when you reach the top, you're on the bottom

I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind
I can't remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed
Your eyes don't look into mine
The priest wore black on the seventh day
And sat stone faced while the building burned
I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees
While the springtime turned slowly into autumn

CHORUS #3:
Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull
>From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot, babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breathe

I can't feel you anymore, I can't even touch the books you've read
Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin' I was somebody else
instead  Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy
I followed you beneath the stars, hounded by your memory
And all your ragin' glory

I been double crossed now for the very last time and now I'm finally free
I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline
Which separated you from me
You'll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above
And I'll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love
And it makes me feel so sorry

CHORUS #4:
Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats
Blowing through the letters that we wrote
Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves
We're idiots, babe, it's a wonder we can even feed ourselves

(from Blood On the Tracks, 1974)

Enjoy!


Bob Dylan albums
2003 Masked and Anonymous
2001 Love and Theft
1997 Time Out of Mind
1993 World Gone Wrong
1992 Good as I Been to You
1990 Under the Red Sky
1989 Oh Mercy
1988 Down in the Groove
1986 Knocked Out Loaded
1985 Empire Burlesque
1983 Infidels
1981 Shot of Love
1980 Saved
1979 Slow Train Coming
1978 Street Legal
1976 Desire
1975 The Basement Tapes
1975 Blood on the Tracks
1974 Planet Waves
1973 Dylan
1970 New Morning
1970 Self Portrait
1969 Nashville Skyline
1967 John Wesley Harding
1966 Blonde on Blonde
1965 Highway 61 Revisited
1965 Bringing It All Back Home
1964 Another Side of Bob Dylan
1964 The Times They Are A-Changin'
1963 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
1962 Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks tabs
01Tangled Up in Blue tabbass tab
02Simple Twist of Fate tabbass tab
03You're a Big Girl Now tabbass tab
04Idiot Wind tabbass tab
05You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go tabbass tab
06Meet Me in the Morning tabbass tab
07Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts tabbass tab
08If You See Her, Say Hello tabbass tab
09Shelter from the Storm tabbass tab
10Buckets of Rain tabbass tab

 

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