Little Girl Little girl had an answer Wasn’t she cute You bought her a leopard-skin suit She got the blues She was too far gone She wasted it all for you No worries, darling There’s plenty of air Back there somewhere I hear parrots From inside your cage Shouldn’t you be going somewhere Her head’s in a cloud Her hope’s run out She’s living in the seaweed now You Know Me You know me, I’m singing Way down in lonely town Feeling the bite High as a kite Wanting more of your time Never being satisfied Burning fuel like it’s out of style Waiting for the turn-style Waiting for the switch in the yard Waiting for a crossing guard Waving my plane just out of range I did not take apart the gate When love came dancing down She came in like a ton of bricks I laid back and took the licks I did not know there Could be such joy I did not understand Love is like a rubber band It can snap It can tear It can fit anywhere It can wear thin It can twist and turn It can strangle However hot or overwrought You may become or be I am here Like the geese on the floating sea. Another Lover Leave if you will The most convenient way I don’t need it anyway Who understands the play Is there anything left to say Howling at the moon That won’t make it One more night in Utah I can make it Is that what you’re thinking Sounds alright I’m not looking for a fight. Highway Song It’s Ten AM I’m wasted again I might crawl out of bed Hit the street Find something to eat Write a rhyme Commit a crime Not folk rock, but never mind A real soother A blues-er, a boozer Not a loser, a teaser A pleaser, a honey-dripper Something to piss-off the masses Go out and buy cheap sunglasses Grow out my hair Till it’s fuzzy and kinkier Like Ricki or Frankie Lee It don’t matter, anyhow. Straight Up I was straight up against the wall And I did not let it slide You want to see some damage Look at mine Some hide behind religion Knocking at your door But they’ll get you if they can Then they’ll want some more I hear any day now I will be released I have got a number Do not misconstrue me I Contain Rock and Roll Multitudes Riding shotgun in overdrive Little Susie by my side You make me crazy Miss Lizzie The way that you drive The Jack of Hearts just left town He’s looking for another clown Let’s go downtown anyhow Let’s turn the music way up loud Your Chevy’s got a brand-new sound And you’ve got lots of time Let’s drive this pony into the ground It’s the fastest way out of town In the desert of New Mexico Or against the cliff in old Del Mar I know where you’re going And I know where you are When you have time drop me a line It’s the same old rhythm, the same old rhyme I love you baby all the time It’s the same old highway It’s the same old sound It’s the same old way out of town The demon’s always screaming There’s no way round We’re one gearshift from eternity And just for a minute we’re looking so good Let’s slide into another neighborhood Pretty girls and pretty boys all fall down It don’t matter anyhow. Old Bird Like that old bird Like that old flag Once nearly free Time wants to fold Faded and proud Frayed at the age Battered around Bleary and weary With no way out Brought to the ground A train that’s gone But not for me I wait for release. More Bob Dylan Inspired poems from Elizabeth Cusack (Poetry on the Rocks for Lonely Hearts) Poetry on the Rocks for Lonely Hearts Submissions from Elizabeth Cusack (inspired by Bob Dylan) Many more poems from Elizabeth Cusack (some Inspired by Bob Dylan) Poetry Showcase from Elizabeth Cusack Bio: Elizabeth Cusack is a recovering actress. Ever since playing Rhoda Penmark in “The Bad Seed” as a child, deservedly, she has endeavoured to keep up her end of the bargain. Elizabeth has been blessed with the best of teachers over the years, mostly from the school of hard knocks. She has championed and performed in fringe theatre in America. Elizabeth edits her favourite poet while not otherwise inspired by her muse to write.