When He Returns Bob Dylan
When He Returns
When He Returns
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Slow Train Coming (1979)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
On the album the song is played on the piano, in the key of Ab
major. During the 1979 shows it was played in A major, with guitar and
D/A A A |A E E |: D/A A :|
[D/A]The iro[A]n [A]hand it ain't no [E]match for the [D/A]iron [A]rod,[D/A] [A]
[D/A]The stronge[A]st [A]wall will crumble and fal[E]l to a [D/A]mighty [A]God.[D/A] [A]
For all [F#m]those who have [A7/E]eyes and all [D]those [E(11)]who have ea[A]rs
[F#m]It is only [A7/E]He who can [D]reduce [(A/C#)]me to te[E]ars.[E6] [E7]
[D/A]Don't you [A]cry and don't you [E]die and [D/A]don't you [A]burn
For like a [D/A]thief in the [A]night, He'll replace wrong with [E]right
When [D/A]He re[A]turns.
Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through,
He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew.
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
Until He returns?
Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
When He returns.
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem - dylanchords.info