Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant Live Versions of “License To Kill”

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

License to Kill was recorded April 13, 1983 @ Studio A, Power Station, New York City.

Performed 46 times live, top year was 1984 with 30 performances.

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984

Late Night with David Letterman

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who, gonna take away his license to kill?



Park West
Park City
Salt Lake City, Utah
13 June 1988

Now, they take him, and they teach him, and they groom him for life
And they set him, on a path where he’s bound to get ill
Then they bury him with stars
Sell his body like they do used cars


Robert S. Whitney Hall
Louisville Center For The Arts
Louisville, Kentucky
12 April 1993

Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction, he’s afraid and confused
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies


Kongresový sál
Palác kultury
Prague, Czech Republic
13 March 1995

Even noisemaker, spirit maker
Heartbreaker, backbreaker
Leave no stone unturned
May be an actor in a plot
That might be all that you got
‘Til your error you clearly learn


Vorst Nationaal
Brussels, Belgium
17 June 1998

Now he worships at an altar, of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled
Oh, man is opposed to fair play
He wants it all and he wants it his way


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