Janis Joplin - Dear Landlord Lyrics




Dear Landlord
Please don't put a price on my soul.
My burden is heavy, dear,
And my dreams are beyond my control,
Oh yes, they are.

But when that steam-boat whistle blows,
Oh, honey I'm gonna give you everything I ever had to give, yeah,
And I do hope that you can receive it well,
I know that it must be dependin' on the way you feel that you live.

Whoa, Landlord,
Please heed these words that I try to speak.
I know you must have suffered much,
But honey you ain't alone, you ain't so unique.
No, no, no, no, no.

All of us at times, I said, we might have worked too hard
Or too heavy, too fast and way too rushed, yeah!
But everyone can fill their life with anything
You can look around, but baby you just cannot touch.

Whoa, my Dear Landlord,
Please don't you dismiss my case.
I'm not about to argue with you,
And honey I'll tell ya, I'm ain't gonna move to no other place.
'Cause I just ain't gonna do it, no, no, no.

Each of us has his own special gift,
Oh honey, don't you know that it's got to be true
And if you don't underestimate me, I'll tell you one thing,
I said that I won't underestimate you, no!





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  1. Tim H

    Dear Landlord
    Please don't put a price on my soul.
    My burden is heavy, dear,
    And my dreams are beyond my control,
    Oh yes, they are.

    But when that steam-boat whistle blows,
    Oh, honey I'm gonna give you everything I ever had to give, yeah,
    And I do hope that you can receive it well,
    I know that it must be dependin' on the way you feel that you live.

    Whoa, Landlord,
    Please heed these words that I try to speak.
    I know you must have suffered much,
    But honey you ain't alone, you ain't so unique.
    No, no, no, no, no.

    All of us at times, I said, we might have worked too hard
    Or too heavy, too fast and way too rushed, yeah!
    But everyone can fill their life with anything
    You can look around, but baby you just cannot touch.

    Whoa, my Dear Landlord,
    Please don't you dismiss my case.
    I'm not about to argue with you,
    And honey I'll tell ya, I'm ain't gonna move to no other place.
    'Cause I just ain't gonna do it, no, no, no.

    Each of us has his own special gift,
    Oh honey, don't you know that it's got to be true
    And if you don't underestimate me, I'll tell you one thing,
    I said that I won't underestimate you, no!

  2. rb 63

    Happy to discover that Janis recorded a Dylan's song. Typical Janis interpretation full of energy!

  3. bible thumper

    She's in my soul and my heart! Long live the 60s long live Janis !

  4. Personal Email

    Nothing on Joe Cocker....no offense to the brilliant Janis, but Joe and his band owned this

  5. Monique Cilcus

    Dream on sweetheart s lots of pride and good luck

  6. Judy Scott

    a couple weeks before I saw her at MRF outside of St'Louis(in ILL.)

  7. Aude Condette

    superbe comme d'habitude !!!

  8. Agustin Riestra

    Its way too fast, I prefer bobby´s version

  9. Bram Deckers muziek.

    Wow nice, better than Joe Cocker's version i think. Nice Dylan song, also a great album.

  10. Anne Rakowiecki

    I 💜💜💜💜 Janis and Bob

  11. dorak8

    DYLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Victor Green

    THIS WOMAN'S FIRE WILL ALWAYS BURN EVERMORE! LOVE YOU JANIS!

  13. D'Ascoyne

    All cry and no wool

  14. Esprit Dior Mendoza

    Janis is STILL THE BEST!

  15. Johan

    Thank you for posting, pls share more if you have em

  16. Wordman67

    Awesome! What a find!

  17. chell gofakyoslf

    sing it mama!

  18. Ryan Doyle

    Oh man. Another Dylan cover which is worse than the original. Why do people say the opposite?

    fred fep

    It's not a competition

  19. Unlaced Victorian

    jeez, why have I never heard this before? I love it.

  20. KozmicRain

    Dear Janis, you make feel us better or put our selves out with a bottle of Southern Confort but you, little Janis ,you are a Rock Legend.

  21. 8BitRetroGamer

    cool ;)