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This was played by Dylan with the Dead, but not covered by the Dead on their own. (1) these verses were not sung by Dylan with the Dead. (2) this verse was very garbled when Dylan sang it with the Dead on 4 July 1987.

Lyrics By
Bob Dylan
Music By
Bob Dylan
Lyrics

Look out your window, baby, there's a scene you'd like to catch
The band is playing "Dixie," a man got his hand outstretched
Could be the Fuhrer
Could be the local priest
You know sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue
He knows every song of love that ever has been sung
Good intentions can be evil
Both hands can be full of grease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, first he's in the background, then he's in the front
Both eyes are looking like they're on a rabbit hunt
Nobody can see through him
No, not even the Chief of Police
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, he catch you when you're hoping for a glimpse of the sun (note 1)
Catch you when your troubles feel like they weigh a ton
He could be standing next to you
The person that you'd notice least
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, he can be fascinating, he can be dull (note 2)
He can ride down Niagara Falls in the barrels of your skull
I can smell something cooking
I can tell there's going to be a feast
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

He's a great humanitarian, he's a great philanthropist (note 1)
He knows just where to touch you, honey, and how you like to be kissed
He'll put both his arms around you
You can feel the tender touch of the beast
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, the howling wolf will howl tonight, the king snake will crawl (note 1)
Trees that've stood for a thousand years suddenly will fall
Wanna get married? Do it now
Tomorrow all activity will cease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Somewhere Mama's weeping for her blue-eyed boy
She's holding them little white shoes and that little broken toy
And he's following a star
The same one them three men followed from the East
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

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    Look out your window, baby, there's a scene you'd like to catch
    The band is playing "Dixie," a man got his hand outstretched
    Could be the Fuhrer
    Could be the local priest
    You know sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue
    He knows every song of love that ever has been sung
    Good intentions can be evil
    Both hands can be full of grease
    You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    Well, first he's in the background, then he's in the front
    Both eyes are looking like they're on a rabbit hunt
    Nobody can see through him
    No, not even the Chief of Police
    You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    Well, he catch you when you're hoping for a glimpse of the sun (note 1)
    Catch you when your troubles feel like they weigh a ton
    He could be standing next to you
    The person that you'd notice least
    I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    Well, he can be fascinating, he can be dull (note 2)
    He can ride down Niagara Falls in the barrels of your skull
    I can smell something cooking
    I can tell there's going to be a feast
    You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    He's a great humanitarian, he's a great philanthropist (note 1)
    He knows just where to touch you, honey, and how you like to be kissed
    He'll put both his arms around you
    You can feel the tender touch of the beast
    You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    Well, the howling wolf will howl tonight, the king snake will crawl (note 1)
    Trees that've stood for a thousand years suddenly will fall
    Wanna get married? Do it now
    Tomorrow all activity will cease
    You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    Somewhere Mama's weeping for her blue-eyed boy
    She's holding them little white shoes and that little broken toy
    And he's following a star
    The same one them three men followed from the East
    I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

    This was played by Dylan with the Dead, but not covered by the Dead on their own. (1) these verses were not sung by Dylan with the Dead. (2) this verse was very garbled when Dylan sang it with the Dead on 4 July 1987.