Who Sang Political World? Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Oh Mercy cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Bob Dylan
release date: 1989-9-12
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Blues Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:48
membranophone: Willie Green
bass: Tony Hall
guitar: Brian Stoltz, Mason Ruffner and Bob Dylan
percussion: Cyril Neville
dobro: Daniel Lanois
composer: Bob Dylan
lyricist: Bob Dylan
We live in a political world
Love don't have any place
We're living in times
Where men commit crimes
And crime don't have any face

We live in a political world
Icicles hanging own
Wedding bells ring
And angels sing
And clouds cover up the ground

We live in a political world
Wisdom is thrown in jail
It rots in a cell
Is misguided as hell
Leaving no one to pick up the trail

We live in a political world
Where mercy walks the plank
Life is in mirrors
Death disappears
Up the steps to the nearest bank

We live in a political world
Courage is a thing of the past
Houses are haunted
Children unwanted
The next day could be your last

We live in a political world
The one we can see and feel
But there's no one to check
It's all a stacked deck
We all know for sure that it's real

We live in a political world
In the cities of lonesome fear
Little by little
You turn in the middle
But you're never sure why you're here

We live in a political world
Under the microscope
You can travel anywhere
And hang yourself there
You always got more than enough rope

We live in a political world
Turning and trashing about
As soon as you're awake
You're trained to take
What looks like the easy way out

We live in a political world
Where peace is not welcome at all
It's turned away from the door
To wonder some more
Or put up against the wall

We live in a political world
Everything is hers and his
Climb into the frame
And shout God's name
But you're never sure what it is



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Political World
  • 2 Where Teardrops Fall
  • 3 Everything Is Broken
  • 4 Ring Them Bells
  • 5 Man in the Long Black Coat
  • 6 Most of the Time
  • 7 What Good Am I?
  • 8 Disease of Conceit
  • 9 What Was It You Wanted
  • 10 Shooting Star