Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

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Listening — Intermediate Level
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Activity

Listen to the song and complete the lyrics


Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall,"
You thought they were all kidding you
to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal


How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To ?
Like a complete unknown?
Like a rolling stone?


Oh, you've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you get juiced in it
Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say, “Do you want to ?"


How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?


Oh, you never to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
Never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he everything he could steal?


How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To hang
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?


Oh, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're all drinking, thinking that they
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you'd better take your diamond ring, you better pawn it, babe
be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal


How does it feel?
Oh, how does it feel?
To be
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. How do you feel when you're away from your home?

  2. What are some things that you used to do that you don't do anymore? Why?

  3. What are some things that you would like to add to your daily routine? Why?

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