Ballad of a Thin Man Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Rob, Bob & Albert Robyn Hitchcock Unauthorized 1996
Beautiful Queen Robyn Hitchcock Warner Brothers Promo 1997
Robyn Sings Robyn Hitchcock Oak Tree Authorized 2002

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Borderline London England UK May 25, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock ? November 01, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US February 26, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 21, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Daikanyama: Bob Dylan Summit Tokyo Japan October 09, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 19, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US November 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US April 07, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Manchester University Manchester England UK January 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 T.T. the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 30, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Spaceland Los Angeles California US April 12, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 28, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Mod Club Toronto Ontario Canada November 10, 2006

Lyrics

You walk into the room
With your pencil in your hand
You see somebody naked
And you say, "Who is that man?"
You try so hard
But you don't understand
Just what you'll say
When you get home

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

You raise up your head
And you ask, "Is this where it is?"
And somebody points to you and says
"It's his"
And you say, "What's mine?"
And somebody else says, "Where what is?"
And you say, "Oh my God
Am I here all alone?"

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

You hand in your ticket
And you go watch the geek
Who immediately walks up to you
When he hears you speak
And says, "How does it feel
To be such a freak?"
And you say, "Impossible"
As he hands you a bone

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

You have many contacts
Among the lumberjacks
To get you facts
When someone attacks your imagination
But nobody has any respect
Anyway they already expect you
To just give a check
To tax-deductible charity organizations

You've been with the professors
And they've all liked your looks
With great lawyers you have
Discussed lepers and crooks
You've been through all of
F. Scott Fitzgerald's books
You're very well read
It's well known

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you
And then he kneels
He crosses himself
And then he clicks his high heels
And without further notice
He asks you how it feels
And he says, "Here is your throat back
Thanks for the loan"

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

Now you see this one-eyed midget
Shouting the word "NOW"
And you say, "For what reason?"
And he says, "How?"
And you say, "What does this mean?"
And he screams back, "You're a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home"

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

Well, you walk into the room
Like a camel and then you frown
You put your eyes in your pocket
And your nose on the ground
There ought to be a law
Against you comin' around
You should be made
To wear earphones

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?