28 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (24 April 2015)

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Yet more updated lyrics for the 2015 performance of Long And Wasted Years! As with this example, many appear fully formed, not just improvised on the spot.

My enemy crashed into the dust
His life ripped away, and he lost his lust
We were boys together way back when
We grew up next to each other, helped each other now and then

24 April 2015, Atlanta, GA

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The original version from the Tempest album:

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart

24 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (5 May 2015)

The lyrics for Long And Wasted Years are receiving a lot of attention on the tour of late. In this example, performed in Houston in early May 2015, we get an entirely new verse containing graphic imagery.

When you wanted to turn back, you were doomed from the start
I'll cripple your legs, stick you straight in the heart
I'll leave you out there 'till the snow begins to thaw
Let the vultures eat your body raw

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
I'll put a a limit on all my sorrow

5 May 2015, Houston, TX

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The second verse appears in this form in the original version from the Tempest album:

I think that when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle

Thank you to Tara-Jane Hulligan Zuk for the tip.

10 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (3 May 2015)

My enemy crashed into the dust
He had his life torn away and he lost his lust
A dangerous player, he stepped out over every scalp
He had an iron heart but it didn't help

I think while my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
Maybe today; if not today, maybe tomorrow
Maybe there'll be a limit to all of my sorrow

3 May 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

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The original version from the Tempest album:

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart

I think that when my back was turned
The whole world behind me burned
It's been awhile since we walked down that long, long aisle

Thank you to Sonny Boy McFitzson for the tip.

Love Sick (3 May 2015)

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
Well you thrilled me in the heart; then you ripped it all apart
You went through my pockets while I was sleepin'

3 May 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

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The original version from the Time Out Of Mind album:

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

Thank you to Sonny Boy McFitzson for the tip.

08 May 2015

Long And Wasted Years (26 November 2014)

My enemy crashed into the dust
Woah, he lost his lust
He stopped dead in his tracks and he got pinned down
Run down hard and he sank into the ground

26 November 2014, Newark, NJ

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The original version from the Tempest album:

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart

Long And Wasted Years (18 April 2015)

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
Seems like just the other day
He sank to the ground in a painful way

18 April 2015, St. Augustine, FL

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The original version from the Tempest album:

My enemy crashed into the dust
Stopped dead in his tracks and he lost his lust
He was run down hard and he broke apart
He died in shame he had an iron heart

30 April 2015

You're A Big Girl Now (27 April 2002)

Time is a jet plane, and it moves so fast
Oh, but what a shame all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear
See what you can do
I don't need to be blue
For me or to you

27 April 2002, Oberhausen, Germany

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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast
Oh, but what a shame if all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear, oh, oh
See what you can do
I can make it through
You can make it too

You're A Big Girl Now (7 October 2002)

Okay, so maybe The Stylistics didn't quite sing Dylan's original but on this night neither did Dylan; for at least a line or two.

Now if you can decipher exactly what he's singing in the final line please share in the Comments section.

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
I know where I can find you
In somebody’s care
But I ain't gonna look there
You’re a big girl, (hold/go and) share

7 October 2002, Red Bluff, California

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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody’s room
It’s a price I have to pay
You’re a big girl all the way

25 April 2015

You're A Big Girl Now (10 May 2002)

This is typically not a song which receives a lyric change treatment. However, in 2002 there were a few small updates, like this humorous one. This verse was also sung this way on April 27, 2002 in Oberhausen, Germany, accompanied by another little update.

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
I've known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
But I know where I can find you
Yes, but I ain't ever gonna look
I'm gonna put my order in with the cook
And hang my coat up on a hook

10 May 2002, Birmingham, England
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The original version from the Blood On The Tracks album:

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody’s room
It’s a price I have to pay
You’re a big girl all the way

04 May 2014

Love Sick (3 April 2014)

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
You were young and you were wild, you looked at me and smiled
I felt like my whole life I've been sleepin'

3 April 2014, Tokyo, Japan

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The original version from the Time out of Mind album:

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping