Bob Dylan - Cold Irons Bound Lyrics

I'm beginnin' to hear voices and there's no one around
I'm all used up and the fields have turned brown
I went to church on Sunday as she passed by
And my love for her has taken such a long time to die
Well, I'm waist deep, waist deep in the mist
It's almost like, almost like, I don't exist
I'm twenty miles out of town, Cold Irons bound.

Well, the walls of pride are high and wide
Can't see over to the other side
It's such a sad thing to see beauty decay
It's sadder still to feel your heart turn away
One look at you and I'm out of control
Like the universe has swallowed me whole
I'm twenty miles out of town and Cold Irons bound.

There's too many people, too many to recall
I thought some of 'em were friends of mine, I was wrong about 'em all
Well, the road is rocky and the hillside mud
Up over my head, nothing but clouds of blood
I found my world, found my world in you
But your love just hasn't proved true
I'm twenty miles out of town and Cold Irons bound
Twenty miles out of town, Cold Irons bound.

Well the winds in Chicago have torn me to shreds
Reality has always had too many heads
Some things last longer than you think they will
Some kind of things you can never kill
Though it's you, and you only, I'm singin' about
But you can't see in and it's hard looking out
I'm twenty miles out of town and Cold Irons bound.

Well, the fat's in the fire and the water's in the tank
Well, the whiskey's in the jar and the money's in the bank
I tried to love and protect you because I care
I'm gonna remember forever the joy we've shared
Looking at you and I'm on my bended knee
You've no idea what you did to me
I'm twenty miles out of town and Cold Irons bound
Twenty miles out of town and Cold Irons bound.

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  1. Riptide Johnson

    Dig the western skins and the hat on backwards Bobby.....


    I wish I could hear Bob's guitar isolated.

  3. viveka borkland


  4. viveka borkland

    Love Love Love

  5. Virgil Hurst


    Virgil Hurst


  6. David Lynch

    Love bob to bits ..but u get a peak and that peak has already com n gawn...might have to search my old Dillon LP n Pawn
    Joking a little ,still need a pill to honk on down and get the same thrill

  7. Gawd Helpus

    Sweet Baby Jesus bless the orphans ! That'll do Bob ! That'll do!

  8. Dan Fate


  9. Francine Barr

    🦋 Cool

  10. EDLIS Parties & Gatherings

    EDLIS Café

  11. TheBluewaterBlonde

    Okay is it me or is Bob Dylan's hat on backwards? I adore Dylan and have since high school. I graduated high school in 1969 so Dylan has been with me all my life. So lucky to be living at the same time.

  12. margaret nesbeth

    I love how Bob's voice degenerated to that thrill gravel❤😵✌

  13. stonesfan413

    So bad he's great

  14. cosmicdrifter287

    awesome bob,yes!i got this on bonus dvd with my modern times deluxe edition.

  15. GoodMrDawes

    So Groovy

  16. M T

    Gotta admire Bob, followed his own muse since day one, no apologies or looking back, always pushing forward to the next thing - in short a true artist and an American treasure.

  17. Geri Pross

    Cold Irons Bounds really good

  18. GoodMrDawes


  19. Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Quizá el último gran álbum de Dylan... / Maybe the great last production od Dylan...

  20. Lisa Carson

    I wish he'd marry me

  21. MsMetallisa

    Surely she and he worked it out? She needed to hear those words..."you have no idea what you do to me"

  22. Dapper Dave

    I saw this movie once years ago before I knew any of these songs, but I distinctly remember how amazing the performances were and tight the band was. They should make this available on a soundtrack.

  23. Sheldon Scott

    Ole Bob w/ his Hank William's Sr. attire.

    William Woody

    Sheldon Scott But the 10 gallon Stetson worn backwards is all Bob.

    Sheldon Scott

    @William Woody Thank you ,it is all Bob. I was going by memory didn't catch that but thanks again

  24. kanekila

    So good

  25. Patrick Guitar

    Trump 2020 miles out of town...
    Trump 2020

  26. Rebecca Dobbs

    Yall need to get the one and o ly ?? Video concert on DVD unplugged... I dont see em except in UK. but o m g the ever living best dvd

  27. anthrópina cheria


  28. Patrick Francis

    Bob is still the man

  29. new wine

    Bob Dylan looks like a freak show. Brain fried on drugs. Looks like oil tycoon on meth.

  30. Jeremy Sphincter

    The fucking drummer is phenomenal.

  31. Frisbieinstein

    BD doing boogie. Who woulda thunk it?

  32. David Batteau

    Awesome!!! #TRUMP2020 #1776Worldwide

  33. Joseph B


  34. Legolas Greenleaf

    Everything Dylan does I hit the "Like" thumbs up.

  35. Larry Mendez

    Too much man, let it all hang out

  36. Makon2012

    Saw Bobby back in the seventies. He's so effing cool Eric Clapton was the opener! Zeppelinfeld, Nurnberg, Deutschland.

  37. Alan Weberman

    Hiv aids

  38. Joe Orbin

    Bob Dylan ROCKS

  39. Marti Grant

    Hey, my favorite Bob Dylan song is Wiggle Wiggle. No, seriously.

  40. arthur kyriazis

    blues blues blues

  41. franco alejandro moreno chacon


  42. Jonathan Nieto

    Ufff.... Excellent. 👍🎶🎸🏆

  43. Byron Messerli

    If it was like a parable I would know, It's more of a series of insinuations though.

  44. Eric-Scott Bloom

    The dude has a knack for remembering some very long and complex lyrics~E

  45. Eric-Scott Bloom

    3:50......he's lookin' at YOU, man!!!!

  46. Eric-Scott Bloom

    He doesn't so much "sing." He chants.....he knows what he's doing!~E

  47. Eric-Scott Bloom

    Sung and performed LIVE, in a film......rare and quite refreshing!!!!~E

  48. sonnyboybluesharp Fargo


    Rob DePolo

    No doubt

  49. Pawrik

    My long for her is taking such a long time to die

  50. Eddie Bryan

    Cold, yeah. Love them eyes. We've broken up.

  51. Robin W

    The break after 3:20 got his approval I think.

  52. C Bonnet

    I love the way the whole band is in the one camera angle in this. This is from the amazing movie "masked and anoymous" with an all star cast including pope Paul and Abraham Lincoln. Made completely in a week....

  53. unclekennymusic

    cooler than cool, what a band...

  54. MrEnterthehole


  55. Dennis Devine

    Looks like Bob bought his suit at Nudie's. Love this song & album.

  56. Marti Grant

    Bob Dylan is still so great after all these years. Cool musical style Bob.

  57. harrydean bentzel

    Masked and Anonomous. Awesome movie

  58. Rebecca Gozion

    lookin at him here makes me, no matter what, he;s just the coolest man alive!!

  59. Azzouz IBN EL MOUATA

    j'ai jamais vu ou entendu bob chanter comme ça,mais bob est toujours comme ça,il n'en fait qu'à sa tête,on l'aime comme même malgré tout, bob est un autre genre de flip, au début de sa carrière (les années 60) bob chantait des chansons populaires engagées,vers le milieu des années 70 (album desire 1975) bob a changé (style et idéologie),après quoi bob a chanté plusieurs autes styles de musique notamment du rock du blues ,mais chaque album ne ressemble à l'autre et c'est pour cela qu'il nous surprend un peu,mes deux albums préférés de bob sont greatest hits et blond and blond

  60. Barney Woodburner


  61. Ivomise1

    this must be my favorite Bob Dylan's song. Either that or least favorite

  62. Joey D

    What can I say a surreal genius video

  63. Nancy Ries


  64. Karmen Jazbec


  65. Karmen Jazbec


  66. roalziroalzi

    C.I. OF BOB DYLAN 135....

  67. Karmen Jazbec

    yeah bob sing to me


    I'm beginning to hear voices and there's no one around
    Now I'm all used up and I fee so turned-around
    I went to church on Sunday and she passed by
    And my love for her is taking such a long time to die
    God, I'm waist deep, waist deep in the mist
    It's almost like, almost like I don't exist
    I'm 20 miles out of town, Cold Irons bound
    There's a wall of pride high and wide
    Can't see over to the other side
    It's such a sad thing to see beauty decay
    It's sadder still to feel your heart torn away
    One look at you and I'm out of control
    Like the universe has swallowed me whole
    I'm 20 miles out of town and Cold Irons bound
    There's too many people, too many to recall
    I thought some of 'em were friends of mine
    I was wrong about 'em all
    Well, the…

  69. Karmen Jazbec


  70. Karmen Jazbec


  71. Karmen Jazbec


  72. Marie Miller

    i wonder if the other guitar player is jimmy mccarthy ?? looks like him

  73. Tom Dale

    you don't choose family, but you can ignore them same goes with religion ...does that explain how to fly into the twin towers, only if you understand how powerful religion can affect others...where do you want this killin done, god said "out on hwy 61" rabbi dylan

  74. Rob DePolo

    Every lyric and the way Bob deliverers them is amazing.

  75. Mark Truslow

    I've seen Dylan 8 times. The latest was at the Myerhoff in Baltimore in 2015. A fucking mazing. As long as Dylan walks the earth he's the greatest living songwriter. I do wish he'd make a rock album before him or I departs this earth.

    Rob DePolo

    I've seen Dylan about the same number of times. A show in 1999 was one of my favorite concerts of anyone.
    I dont think rock is his thing now but, I get it.

  76. David Michael

    Bob Dylan is the coolest man alive. Blistering performance! This drummer is incredible.

  77. Jim Voit

    Anyone who dislikes this isn't a Dylan fan.

  78. Karmen Jazbec

    yeah darling where we are'?

  79. Patricia Bartosik

    Well oiled machine...

    Rob DePolo

    This was a killer band. Around that time Bob and the band were plain bad ass live.

  80. Aliza Torn

    Great song !!!

  81. Nancy Ries


  82. Nancy Ries

    U Sexy thang, what u do to meee!

  83. Nancy Ries

    Keep on keeping on Sir you r never used up. You have more than me. A circle of loved one that keep you doin what you do
    God blesses you! A fortunate man who's hurt, laughed and is living life to the fullest. God loves you sooo much! You make him proud! See that!

  84. Joanna J. Stroz

    You are rolling Mr. :-) Bob Dylan. I love it. Keep the spirit and the vibe. It is strong and solid. Bravo!

  85. marilyn nobles

    Dr.Dylan can be elegant.

  86. sumo

    Back again and again to listen to this Rock’n’Roll Kick ass gem song, Dylan is the man, and the drummer in this one is awesome from the start to the end! Thank you Bob!!!

  87. Nancy Ries

    Rock on babe and loving that mustache

  88. Lord Ashdown

    Kemal Malovcic says 👋

  89. Leanne Gon

    Very cool! All is excellent but especially the bass guitar.

  90. The Bondage Queen

    Has anyone ever beat the Devil with some spare change and pocket lint before is what you have to ask yourself...

  91. Cynthia Madrid

    That band says it all with Bob. So cool.

  92. Glen Munro

    BOB there is no other hey Bob?

  93. Philip Knowles

    Larry Campbell on sunburst Fender Strat. A great guitar player.

  94. Nancy Ries

    Mustache again honey you r so fine. And you r not used up! Babe U r on the biggest roll of your existence on this planet. U set example for us all on how th get the most out of this life. Thank you sir D.

  95. Nancy Ries

    About voices, they would kick me out of church ! Mine is so bad , just listen to the thackerville upload 2018 concert. I'm the woman who said I can't see! I can go low,low I say,and only whistled during the encore. Did not know ,I was near mic. Or I wouldn't have said anything. But whistle. It's high pitched in spirts and long too. Learned to to that at 7

  96. Nancy Ries

    And Ohhh.... that mustache, soooooo sexy. Becomes you.