Band, The - This Wheel's On Fire Lyrics




If your memory serves you well
We're going to meet again and wait
So I'm going to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again
If your memory serves you well

This wheel's on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

If your memory serves you well, I was going to confiscate your lace
And wrap it up in a sailor's knot and hide it in your case
If I knew for sure that it was yours, and it was oh so hard to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

If your memory serves you well, you'll remember that you're the one
Who called on them to call on me to get you your favours done
And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well





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  1. johnny zell

    If your memory serves you well, we're going to meet again and wait
    So I'm going to unpack all my things and sit before it gets too late
    No matter what, we'll come to you with another tale to tell
    And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well
    [Chorus]
    Wheel's on fire
    Rolling down the road
    Just notify my next of kin
    The wheel shall explode
    If your memory serves you well, I was going to confiscate your face
    And wrap it up in a sailor's knot and hide it in your case
    If I knew for sure that it was gone, and it was oh so hard to tell
    And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well
    [Chorus]
    If your memory serves you well, you'll remember that you're the one
    Who called on them to call on me to get you your favors done
    And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell
    And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well
    [Chorus]

  2. Lazy H2

    bo why did you link this song?

  3. Jeffrey McCarty

    If your memory serves you well

  4. Jacob Karlin

    That tremolo though

  5. Patrick Martin

    Great song.

  6. Wilhelm Ernst

    In 1967 another version of this was EVERYWHERE on the radio! It was smoother than this version. I never heard it again til I saw this on YouTube.

  7. C Synch

    The influence can't be overstated. They were known as Dylan's backing band, but they put Dylan on the map as much as they took from his celebrity. The album marked the coda of psychedelia. A sharp turn was made back to the essence of the origins of rock and roll. Thank goodness there's a group of people in every generation who chose not to stray off the path.

  8. 20170712 112444

    Just notify my next of kin this we shall explore or was it Best notify my next of kin this wheel shall explode? I dunno, the glue was really strong that night in June 1968. Oh well, so many memories and so little mind to retain them.

  9. Kathryn Rimmington

    First time I`ve heard the album- only ever heard the occasional track. The cover of this one, by Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity, was incredibly successful in the UK.

  10. Bob Schneider

    Who's here because of Absolutely Fabulous?? 😉

  11. JJ None

    Ab Fab?

  12. David Anthony Stone

    I was in High School in 68     high as a kite   love this album

  13. Old Guy

    I have no idea what this song is about. But I suggest they take lots of opioids.

    Ralph Jackson

    It's a threatening song I believe. I first heard the Julie Dirscoll/Brian Auger/Trinity version,but it became clearer when I heard it on my mum's copy of the Basement Tapes.

    Robert Sloan

    That's an odd suggestion. Are you a doctor?

    pretorious700

    Understanding the concept of allegory requires a bit of IQ.

  14. Doxie

    Free much my fav song by The Band.RIP

  15. Wee Lass Show

    Who came here because of Kylie Minogue?

    mizofan

    ah yes, I fancied going deep in the Australian bush

    20170712 112444

    Wee Lass Show
    I came here because f glue sniffing memories from 1968. To each his/her/its own.

    olivier

    nope, julie driscoll

  16. Ston

    I was eight yrs. old when my dad brought this album home. I was still in my Dr. Seuss and Disney phase, but I found these peculiar tracks most entertaining. Especially the drunk sounding vocals. We usually played it on Sundays. Dad eventually bought another copy for me. Come to think of it he bought several albums so I wouldn't play the hell out of his records.
    1. The Band 2. Superfly 3. I Wrote a Simple Song (Billy Preston) 4.Miles Davis +19 5.Beatles (White Album of course). Those I remember.

    Ston

    Thanks , dude.

    Shaine O'Connor

    Nasher188 Superfly was good of course and I love music from the big pink. what do you think of Alvin Lee and ten years after?

    dan fors

    Good dad you have nasher...I have a boy named Nasher too. Good name, you'll go far..lol

    MaFelamerkins

    Awesome!...I definitely would have been a happy next door neighbor hearing those sounds!

    Peter Gerstenzang

    Ston That’s one cool dad. Sounds like a very good guy

  17. rurka zsengadeer

    sounds like they´re drunk...

    Steve Leach

    That's kind of the point.

    borges23

    sounds like you are drunk :)

    Jonny Beck

    ha ha ha...

  18. Tim Young

    Basement version.much better IMHO

  19. Benjamin Buckley

    this version is just fine, but for some reason I find the basement tapes version to be the superior version. I don't know could just be me but that version just sounds and feels better.

    Jonny Beck

    Hell... the guitar is mixed too strong, too...

    Jonny Beck

    Yeah, I like 'em both as well... It makes finding fault impossible...

    Nick

    I won't argue with ya there. Dylan's slow daunting vocals are incredible. It's an awesome version. I will say though, Dylan's version of Tears of Rage is nowhere even close to being as good as The Band's.

    Bing Sinatra

    Absolutely, it suits 3/4 time far better than the 4/4 most of the cover versions appear to be in.

    Moses Garner

    I agree I dig the basement tapes version more than this version. I actually really dig the Leslie West/Mountain cover from Leslie's 1st album the most. It's BOOMING. Golden Earing also did an interesting cover version I dig.