This Wheel's On Fire Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Bob Dylan, Rick Danko
Original Band
The Band

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Sadies The Pyramid Winnipeg Manitoba Canada July 29, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 19, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Basement Sydney New South Wales Australia May 23, 2014

Comments

The song was recorded first by Bob Dylan and The Band in 'The Basement Tapes' but the version by The Band alone was released first.

Lyrics

If your mem’ry serves you well
We were goin’ to meet again and wait
So I’m goin’ to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
But you know that we shall meet again
If your mem’ry serves you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

If your mem’ry serves you well
I was goin’ 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 . . .
But it was oh so hard to tell
But you knew that we would meet again
If your mem’ry serves you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

If your mem’ry serves you well
You’ll remember you’re the one
That called on me to call on them
To get you your favors done
And after ev’ry plan had failed
And there was nothing more to tell
You knew that we would meet again
If your mem’ry served you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!