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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 18:08 GMT 
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Gotta Serve Somebody 2018

Melbourne, August 13

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You might be ambassador to England or France
You might like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be in Las Vegas, having lots of fun
Hiding in the bushes, holding a smoking gun

You gotta serve somebody
Serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
But you gotta - serve somebody

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Might be living in a honky tonk, or in nursing home
the rubble with a fine-toothed comb
They might call you Peter, they might call you Paul
They might not call you anything, you might have no name at all

You gotta serve somebody
Serve somebody
It might be the devil, it might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody

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Well, maybe you're mystic, they might call you Mr Soul
Might be on a wagon, maybe you're on a roll
Might be in a hole, all are lots of fun
May be someone's jealous husband, someone's on the run

You gotta serve somebody
Ah yeah, serve somebody
Maybe it's the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody

4
Well, you might be on a highway, heading for the coast
Maybe you've hallucinated, you might think you've seen a ghost
Maybe you're a businessman, maybe you're a farmer
Maybe a state trooper wearing body armour

You gotta serve somebody
That's right, serve somebody
Might be the devil, may be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 19:06 GMT 
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Thanks Snowcap.

I always enjoy these rewrite songs, especially when many lines are changed so it's a bit more than on the night improvisation. Makes the songs fresh.


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 20:11 GMT 
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Just heard it on youtube. I like the new version.


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 20:13 GMT 
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Well, maybe you're a mystic


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 20:14 GMT 
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man in the moon wrote:
Thanks Snowcap.

I always enjoy these rewrite songs, especially when many lines are changed so it's a bit more than on the night improvisation. Makes the songs fresh.


Thanks for the thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 20:53 GMT 

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Mr. Soul--Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young reference? You guys were complaining about no new music from Bobby--well here it is!


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 22:05 GMT 
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There you are!
Oops, didn't know you were out here in General.

I moved one of your other ones(from Tours) into this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=94854

Didn't know this one was here so transcribed when I didn't need to...oh well.
a few slight diffs.

This is the strongest sounding one of the 6 this Serve Somebody's this Tour so far
(although I haven't heard about 4 of the 6)


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PostPosted: Mon August 13th, 2018, 22:57 GMT 

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I love this song.

Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 05:54 GMT 
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Snowcap wrote:
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Well, maybe you're a mystic



No question that it's mystic this time...what a cool line, though perhaps surpassed by putting Father Time and Mother Earth on the list in Singapore.


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 12:26 GMT 
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I really need to get a download of this.

He continues to amuse and amaze!


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 13:25 GMT 
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Thank you snowcap. I have enjoyed this as well.


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 14:30 GMT 
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Father Time and Mother Earth were back again tonight! (August 14)


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 18:28 GMT 
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jaredscottlondon wrote:
Mr. Soul--Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young reference?


Might be a reach, but could the Mystic be Van Morrison? Maybe there are a bunch of hidden tributes in the new lyrics. Or, you know, maybe not. But speculatin's what we do hERe, so...


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 18:34 GMT 
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movin_after_midnight wrote:
jaredscottlondon wrote:
Mr. Soul--Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young reference?


Might be a reach, but could the Mystic be Van Morrison? Maybe there are a bunch of hidden tributes in the new lyrics. Or, you know, maybe not. But speculatin's what we do hERe, so...


Hey, why not? We're the speculators.


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 18:50 GMT 
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Melbourne, August 14

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You might be an ambassador to England or France
You might like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be in Las Vegas, having lots of fun
You may be out in the bushes, holding a smoking gun

You gotta serve somebody
Serve somebody
May be the devil, might be the Lord
But you gotta serve somebody

2
Maybe you're in a honky tonk, in a nursing home
Maybe you're searching through the rubble with a fine-tooth comb


You gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody

3
You may call your father Time, may call your mother Earth
You might even not know the date of your birth
You may be a mystic, they may call you Mr Soul
You might be on the wagon, you might be on a roll

Still gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody

4
May be someone's good neighbour, someone's (prodigal) son
Someone's jealous husband, or someone on the run
You might be on the borderline, holding down the fort
Maybe you're a lawyer, waiting for your game in court

Serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, may be the Lord
But you gotta serve somebody

5
May be walking on the high wire, falling to be dead
Might be gazing in the future, hearing voices in your head
A strongman at the circus, maybe you're a farmer
Maybe you're a state trooper wearing body armour

You gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
But you still gotta serve somebody


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 19:24 GMT 
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Absolutely delightful.

I would have liked these included on Trouble No More.

I am making the assumption that the band is wound up tighter than a spring and delivering the goods note for note... I really want to hear these!


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 22:00 GMT 
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Melbourne, August 14

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Maybe you're in a honky tonk, in a nursing home
Maybe you're searching through the rubble with a fine-tooth comb
(Maybe you're fat and lazy, you might be airport hated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated)

You gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2018, 23:02 GMT 
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Snowcap wrote:
Melbourne, August 14

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Maybe you're in a honky tonk, in a nursing home
Maybe you're searching through the rubble with a fine-tooth comb
(Maybe you're fat and lazy, you might be airport hated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated)


You gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody



Melbourne, August 14
Or perhaps it's:
Maybe fat and lazy, you might be hesitatin’
Maybe your arms are open, but it might be unrelated

Some other new ones too:
You might be on the borderline, holdin’ down the fort
Maybe you’re a lawyer waitin’ for your day in court


Might be gazin’ in the future, hearin’ voices in your head



Also, having a bit of trouble with the 5th verse...you get it yet?
see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=94854


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 13:04 GMT 
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Snowcap wrote:
(Maybe you're fat and lazy, you might be airport hated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated)


Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Melbourne, August 14
Or perhaps it's:
Maybe fat and lazy, you might be hesitatin’
Maybe your arms are open, but it might be unrelated


While I don't think we've solved it, this combination doesn't look too bad:

you might be hesitative
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2018, 21:47 GMT 
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Maybe you're in a honky tonk, in a nursing home
Maybe you're searching through the rubble with a fine-tooth comb
Maybe you've amnesia, you might be agitated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated

You gotta serve somebody
Yeah, serve somebody
Might be the devil, might be the Lord
You still gotta serve somebody


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PostPosted: Thu August 16th, 2018, 09:26 GMT 
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Snowcap wrote:
Maybe you've amnesia, you might be agitated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated


:|


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PostPosted: Sat August 18th, 2018, 05:52 GMT 
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What are people thoughts on the new Las Vegas verse? Seems topical to have Las Vegas and smoking gun in the same verse. A recall that Bob did play in Vegas shortly after last years tragedy.


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 03:15 GMT 
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I love the way Bob is constantly updating the lyrics of this song. It keeps his gospel material fresh, interesting and relevant.

Can we have "Ye Shall be Changed" and "You Changed My Life", please?


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PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 08:47 GMT 
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Sweetheart68 wrote:
Snowcap wrote:
Maybe you've amnesia, you might be agitated
Maybe you're uncertain, but it might be unrelated


:|


I know, but that's Bob for you.


wootaboutbob wrote:
What are people thoughts on the new Las Vegas verse? Seems topical to have Las Vegas and smoking gun in the same verse.


I don't think they're connected, just two lines rhyming in a list of things.

Singapore, August 6

Maybe you're in Las Vegas, having lots of fun
Maybe you're hiding in the bushes, holding a smoking gun


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PostPosted: Mon August 20th, 2018, 01:33 GMT 

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He did this to Long and wasted years. My fave off Tempest
Now to gotta serve. My fave off slow train

The originals were always better but some of the new rewrites are amusing.


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