Idiot Wind

Bob Dylan

 CmDG
 Someone's got it in for me, they're planting stories in the press
 Cm
 Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out
 DD/CGD/F#
but when they will I can only guess.     
 EmBmAmG
 They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy,
 EmBmAmG
 She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me.
 BmC6
I can't help it if I'm lucky.

 CmDD/CG
 People see me all the time and they just can't remember how to act
 CmDD/CGD/F#
 Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts.     
 EmBmAmGD/F#
 Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at,
 EmBmAmG
 I couldn't believe after all these years, you didn't know me better than that
 BmC6
 Sweet lady.

 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth,
 CD6D7
 Blowing down the backroads headin' south.  
 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
 C
You're an idiot, babe.
 DD7GC/GGC/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.              

 CmDD/C
I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might
 G
 strike
 CmDD/CG
 I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's like.
 EmBmAmG
There's a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin' out of a boxcar door,
 EmBmAm
 You didn't know it, you didn't think it could be done, in the final end he
 G
 won the wars
 BmC6
After losin' every battle.

 CmDD/CG
 I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin' 'bout the way things sometimes are
 CmDD/C
 Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin' me see
 GD/F#
 stars.    
 EmBmAmG
 You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies.
 EmBmAmG
 One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' a - round your eyes,
 BmC6
 Blood on your saddle.

 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb,
 CD6
 Blowing through the curtains in your room.
 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
 C
You're an idiot, babe.
 DD7GC/GGC/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.            

 CmDD/CG
It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us a - part
 CmDD/C
 You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn't e - nough to change my
 GD/F#
 heart.   
 EmBmAmG
Now everything's a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have

stopped,
 EmBmAmG
What's good is bad, what's bad is good, you'll find out when you reach the

top
 BmC6
 You're on the bottom.

 CmDD/CG
 I noticed at the ceremony, your cor - rupt ways had finally made you blind
 CmDD/C
 I can't remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes
 GD/F#
don't look into mine.    
 EmBmAm
 The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the
 G
 building burned.
 EmBmAm
waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the
 GBmC6
 springtime turned slowly into autumn.

 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull,
 CD6D7
From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capit - ol.    
 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
 C
You're an idiot, babe.
 DD7GC/GGC/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.              

 CmDD/CG
 I can't feel you anymore, I can't even touch the books you've read
 CmDD/C
 Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin' I'd been  somebody else
 GD/F#
 instead. 
 DmBmAmG
 Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy,
 EmBmAmG
followed you be - neath the stars, hounded by your memory
 BmC6
And all your ragin' glory.

 CmDD/CG
 I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I'm finally free,
 CmDD/C
kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you
 GD/F#
from me.    
 EmBmAmG
 You'll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above,
 EmBmAmG
And I'll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love,
 BmC6
And it makes me feel so sorry.

 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats,
 CD6D7
 Blowing through the letters that we wrote. 
 GCG
 Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves,
 C
We're idiots, babe.
 DD7GC/GGC/G
It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.               

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