Tryin' To Get To Heaven Before They Close the Door Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Spooked Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2004
Uncut: Tracks Inspired By Bob Dylan Robyn Hitchcock Uncut Magazine Compilation 2005

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock SXSW Tradeshow Austin Texas US March 19, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US October 31, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US March 20, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 25, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK October 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US April 10, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 24, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 14, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Hanoi Social Club Hanoi Vietnam December 01, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Abbotsford Three Yarra Hotel Melbourne Victoria Australia March 04, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Zambezi River Victoria Falls Zimbabwe February 16, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US November 17, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada September 22, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Yarra Hotel Melbourne Victoria Australia December 27, 2014

Lyrics

The air is getting hotter
There’s a rumbling in the skies
I’ve been wading through the high muddy water
With the heat rising in my eyes
Every day your memory grows dimmer
It doesn’t haunt me like it did before
I’ve been walking through the middle of nowhere
Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

When I was in Missouri
They would not let me be
I had to leave there in a hurry
I only saw what they let me see
You broke a heart that loved you
Now you can seal up the book and not write anymore
I’ve been walking that lonesome valley
Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

People on the platforms
Waiting for the trains
I can hear their hearts a-beatin’
Like pendulums swinging on chains
I tried to give you everything
That your heart was longing for
I’m just going down the road feeling bad
Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

I’m going down the river
Down to New Orleans
They tell me everything is gonna be all right
But I don’t know what “all right” even means
I was riding in a buggy with Miss Mary-Jane
Miss Mary-Jane got a house in Baltimore
I been all around the world, boys
Now I’m trying to get to heaven before they close the door

Gonna sleep down in the parlor
And relive my dreams
I’ll close my eyes and I wonder
If everything is as hollow as it seems
When you think that you’ve lost everything
You find out you can always lose a little more
I been to Sugar Town, I shook the sugar down
Now I’m trying to get to heaven before they close the door