October 3: Bob Dylan Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Rome, Italy 1987 (Video)

bob dylan Rome 1987

If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

A BEAUTIFUL version of “Tomorrow Is A Long Time”.

Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
3 October 1987

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (piano).

I can’t see my reflection in the waters
I can’t speak the sounds that show no pain
I can’t hear the echo of my footsteps
Or can’t remember the sound of my own name
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

There’s beauty in the silver, singin’ river
There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can touch the beauty
That I remember in my true love’s eyes
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again

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-Egil

7 thoughts on “October 3: Bob Dylan Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Rome, Italy 1987 (Video)”

  1. The highlights of these shows each night were the stripped down performances. The shows with the Dead have gotten a bum rap. They were a bit ragged but magic would appear every night, much like the 1987 shows with TP. Been going to see Dylan since 1978. Now for sheer, unadulterated joy, give me 1988. It has been a great ride, but all downhill from there.

  2. To think this soulful performance was only three months or so after the miserable Dylan & The Dead shows, where soul, application & belief where in such short supply. This lightening quick six week tour of Israel & Europe with The Heartbreakers is for me one of the highlights of Bobs performing career. I would love to see him tour with those guys again, and yes! bring on The Queens of Rhythm too. I think they would seriously compliment Bobs current vocals.

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