31 October 2013

Tangled Up In Blue (27 July 2013)

Tonight the Tangled Up In Blue characters have evolved into truckers, not just truck drivers' wives. How much you like the rest of the lyric changes...depends on your point of view.

...Splittin' up on a dark sad night
Somewhere in the wilderness
He turned around to look at her
As she was walkin’ away
Sayin' over my shoulder
“We’re gonna meet again someday, truckin' down the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

Well, she lit a burner on the stove
And then she swept away the dust
“I thought you looked like someone that I used to know,
You look like someone that I can trust"
Then she opened up a book of poems
And then she said, "Just so you'll know
Memorize these lines, and remember these rhymes
When you're out there walkin' to and fro"
And every one of them words rang true
Glowed like burnin’ coal
Pouring off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue

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Now I’m goin’ back again
I've got to get to them somehow
Yesterday it is gone
And tomorrow might as well be now
Some are up on the mountain
And some of them they're down on the ground
Some of their names - written in flames
And some of them they just left town
Me, I’m still on the road
And I'm tryin' to stay out of the joint
Well, we always felt the same
Depending on your point of view
Tangled up in blue

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27 July 2013, Wantagh, NY

Tangled Up In Blue (10 July 2013)

Whether you think the singer and his lover split up on a "dark sad night night" or "on the docks that night," you'll appreciate the significant lyrical flourishes Dylan brings to his 2013 "Tangled Up In Blue."

On this particular night, the split took place "somewhere in the wilderness." That's Bob Dylan for you, still reinventing this song, a mere 38 years after its original creation.

Well, she lit a burner on the stove
And brushed away the dust
Well, she looked at me, and she said to me
“You look like somebody I can trust.”
Then she opened up a book of poems
And she said, "Just so you'll know,
Memorize every one of these lines
And you can use it when you're walkin' to and fro
And every one of them words rang true
Glowed like burnin’ coal
And pourin’ off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue

Now I’m goin’ back again
I've got to get to them somehow
All the people that we used to know
They’re an illusion to me now
Well, some went up the mountain
And some of 'em went down to the ground
Some of the names are written in flames
And some of them they just left town
But me, I’m still on the road
And I'm tryin' to stay out of the joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point, point of view
Tangled up in blue

10 July 2013, St. Paul, MN

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16 October 2013

Blind Willie McTell (23 July 2013)

New lyrics for Blind Willie McTell are a rare thing, pretty much limited to the "I'll tell you one thing" hook that was borrowed from the cover performed by The Band. That line is still used to this day but here's a new one, in place of the "chain gang on the highway..." lines:

There’s a woman by the river
With some fine young handsome man
He’s dressed up like a squire
Bootleg whiskey in his hand
Well, some of them were killed in battle
Well, some of them survived as well
I can tell you one thing
That nobody can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

23 July 2013, Columbia, MD
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