Lyrics to Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Easter time too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what I've got

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she takes you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to call my bluff
I'm going back to New York City
I think I've had enough

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Album Track

Bryan Ferry has recorded a version of the Bob Dylan song Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues for his forthcoming album Dylanesque.

The Dylan version was originally recorded for his album Highway 61 Revisited in 1965.

This song has been covered by many artists including: Judy Collins, Grateful Dead, Robyn Hitchcock (who also covered More Than This), Gordon Lightfoot, Medicine Head, Frankie Miller, Nina Simone, Jennifer Warnes & Neil Young.

Song Musicians

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums