I SHALL BE RELEASED


they say everything can be replaced
yet every distance is not near
so I remember every face
of every man who puts me here

they say every man needs protection
they say every man must fall
yet I swear I see my reflection
some place so high above the wall

standing next to me in this lonely crowd
is a man who swears he's not to blame
all day long I hear him shout so loud
crying out that he's been framed

I see my light come shining
from the west down to the east
any day now • any day now
I shall be released

                    bob dylan