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Long Ago, Far Away

Bob Dylan
Language: English



To preach of peace and brotherhood,
Oh what might be the cost!
a man he did it long ago,
and they hung him on a cross.
Long ago, far away
These things don't happen no more nowadays, do they?

The chains of slaves they dragged the ground
with heads and hearts hung low
But that was during Lincoln's time,
and that was long ago.
Long ago, far away
Those things like that don't happen no more nowadays

The war guns they bombed and blazed
the whole world bled its blood.
Men's bodies rotted on the ground
as their graves were made in mud.
(The war guns they went off wild,
The whole world bled its blood.
Men's bodies floated on the edge
Of oceans made of mud.)

Long ago, far away
Those kind of things don't happen no more nowadays

One man had much money,
One man had not enough to eat,
One man lived just like a king,
The other man begged on the street.
Long ago, far away,
things like that don't happen no more nowadays.

One man died of a knife so sharp,
One man died from the bullet of a gun,
One man died of a broken heart
To see the lynchin' of his son.
Long ago, far away
Things like that don't happen no more nowadays.

Gladiators killed themselves,
It was during the Roman times.
People cheered with bloodshot grins
As eye and minds went blind.
Long ago, far away
Things like that don't happen no more nowadays.

And to talk of peace and brotherhood,
Oh, what might be the cost!
A man he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross.
Long ago, far away
Things like that don't happen no more nowadays, do they?


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