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Bob Dylan - My Back Pages: chords

  D#      Cm          Gm
Crimson flames tied through my ears
   G#             A#     D#
Rollin' high and mighty traps
 D#           Cm       Gm     D#
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
  G#        Gm     A#
Using ideas as my maps
        G#     Cm      A#        D#
"We'll meet on edges, soon," said I
 Cm                  G# A#
Proud 'neath heated brow.
     D#               Cm      D#
Ah, but I was so much older then,
     G#      A#        D#
I'm younger than that now.

 D#            Cm     Gm
Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
  G#           A#         D#
"Rip down all hate," I screamed
 D#        Cm       Gm
Lies that life is black and white
G#                       A#
Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
   Cm              Gm
Romantic facts of musketeers
     G#                A#
Foundationed deep, somehow.
        D#     Cm     Gm      G#
Ah, but I was so much older then,
     A#                D#
I'm younger than that now.

Girls' faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, thought, somehow
        D#            G#     D#
Ah, but I was so much older then
    G#       A#        D#
I'm younger than that now.

A self-ordained professor's tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
"Equality," I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
        D#            Cm
Ah, but I was so much older then
    G#       A#       D#
I'm younger than that now.

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I'd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
   Cm                   G#     D#
My existence led by confusion boats
Cm           Gm       A#
Mutiny from stern to bow
        D#     Cm     G#     D#
Ah, but I was so much older then
    A#            D#
I'm younger than that now.

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
        D#     Cm     G#     D#
Ah, but I was so much older then
     A#               D#
I'm younger than that now.

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