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Friday, January 22, 2016
Never Say Goodbye by Bob Dylan
A great winter love song (at least at the start, though in a later verse, we're transported from a winter scene to warm and summery beach) from Dylan's Planet Waves, with The Band playing in the studio with him.
Twilight on the frozen lake North wind about to break On footprints in the snow Silence down below
You’re beautiful beyond words You’re beautiful to me You can make me cry Never say goodbye
Time is all I have to give You can have it if you choose With me you can live Never say goodbye
My dreams are made of iron and steel With a big bouquet Of roses hanging down From the heavens to the ground
The crashing waves roll over me As I stand upon the sand Wait for you to come And grab hold of my hand
Oh, baby, baby, baby blue You’ll change your last name, too You’ve turned your hair to brown Love to see it hangin’ down
Planet Waves is one of the LPs Dylan recorded for David Geffen's label when he was in a dispute over a new contract with his longtime label, Columbia Records. It's often overlooked, though both versions of Dylan's widely recognized classic, Forever Young, appear on the album.
The LP has little in common with his earlier folk or electric folk. The lyrics are more straightforward, less apparently political. Most of the songs are either just fun or simple love songs. I love it.
Of course, some people just can't get past Dylan's voice, which is far from pretty. That used to be an obstacle for me too. But the songs are the stars and with Dylan's catalog, there are lots of stars.