Bob Dylan – Ain't Talkin' Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden
The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines
I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain
Someone hit me from behind

[Verse 2]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
Through this weary world of woe
The heart is burning', still yearnin'
No one on earth would ever know

[Verse 3]
They say prayer has the power to help
So pray from the mother
In the human heart an evil spirit can dwell
I'm trying to love my neighbor and do good unto others
But oh, mother, things ain't going well

[Verse 4]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
I'll burn that bridge before you can cross
The heart is burning', still yearnin'
They'll be no mercy for you once you've lost

[Verse 5]
Now I'm all worn down by weeping'
My eyes are filled with tears, my lips are dry
If I catch my opponents ever sleeping'
I'll just slaughter them where they lie

[Verse 6]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
Through the world mysterious and vague
The heart is burning', still yearnin'
Walking through the cities of the plague

[Verse 7]
The whole world is filled with speculation
The whole wide world which people say is round
They will tear your mind away from contemplation
They will jump on your misfortune when you're down

[Verse 8]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
Eating' hog-eyed grease in a hog-eyed town
The heart is burning' – still yearnin'
Someday you'll be glad to have me around

[Verse 9]
They will crush you with wealth and power
Every waking moment you could crack
I'll make the most of one last extra hour
I'll avenge my father's death then I'll step back

[Verse 10]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
Hand me down my walking' cane
The heart is burning', still yearnin'
Got to get you out of my miserable brain

[Verse 11]
All my loyal and much-loved companions
They approve of me and share my code
I practice a faith that's been long abandoned
Ain't no altars on this long and lonesome road

[Verse 12]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
My mule is sick, my horse is blind
The heart is burning', still yearnin'
Thinking' ‘bout that gal I left behind

[Verse 13]
It's bright in the heavens and the wheels are flying
Fame and honor never seem to fade
The fire's gone out but the light is never dying
Who says I can't get heavenly aid?

[Verse 14]
Ain't talkin', just walking'
Carrying a dead man's shield
Heart burning, still yearning
Walking with a toothache in my heel

[Verse 15]
The suffering is unending
Every nook and cranny has its tears
I'm not playing, I'm not pretending
I'm not nursing any superfluous fears

[Verse 16]
Ain't talkin', just walking
Walking ever since the other night
Heart burning, still yearnin'
Walking ‘till I'm clean out of sight

[Verse 17]
As I walked out in the mystic garden
On a hot summer day, hot summer lawn
Excuse me, ma'am, I beg your pardon
There's no one here, the gardener is gone

[Verse 18]
Ain't talking, just walking
Up the road around the bend
Heart burning, still yearning
In the last outback, at the world's end

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