Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Great Bob Dylan: "Not Dark Yet"

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It ain't dark yet, and here's Bob Dylan to remind us of what "yet" means:
"Not Dark Yet" by Bob Dylan

Shadows are falling and I've been here all day
It's too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I've still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There's not even room enough to be anywhere
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don't see why I should even care
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Well, I've been to London and I've been to gay Paree
I've followed the river and I got to the sea
I've been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain't looking for nothing in anyone's eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

I was born here and I'll die here against my will
I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it's getting there

Copyright © 1997 by Special Rider Music
These are just Dylan's lyrics, so click the link for the music.

It's not dark yet, but think of "gay Paree."



At 10:52 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Paris... I am still computing. The facts of the situation seem clear enough, rather what mystifies me is the politicians.

Incidentally, Dylan gets a couple of mentions in Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5. First in my story, and then forty-fifty pages later in yours--one of your chapter epigraphs, I believe.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

My copy is yet to arrive . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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