Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up Lyrics

Produced By: Barry Beckett & Jerry Wexler
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[Verse 1]
God don’t make no promises that He don’t keep
You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep

[Chorus]
When you are going to wake up, when you going to wake up
When you are going to wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

[Verse 2]
Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts
Karl Marx has got ya by the throat, Henry Kissinger’s got you tied up in knots

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled
You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that’ll never cure your ills

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
You got men who can’t hold their peace and women who can’t control their tongues
The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young

[Chorus]

[Verse 5]
Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools
You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules

[Chorus]

[Verse 6]
Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move
Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved

[Chorus]

[Verse 7]
Do you ever wonder just what God requires?
You think He’s just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires

[Chorus]

[Verse 8]
You can’t take it with you and you know that it’s too worthless to be sold
They tell you, “Time is money,” as if your life was worth its weight in gold

[Chorus]

[Verse 9]
There’s a Man up on a cross and He’s been crucified
Do you have any idea why or for who He died?

[Chorus]

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