it’s been such a long long time
since we loved each other when our hearts were true
one time, for one brief day, i was the man for you
last night i heard you talkin in your sleep
saying things you shouldn’t say, oh baby
you just may have to go to jail someday
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, New Jersey 26 November 2014
3 good and 3 great versions of Bob Dylan’s Love Sick
“I’m sick of love but I’m in the thick of it”
– Bob Dylan (Love Sick)
Love Sick is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 30th studio album Time Out of Mind in 1997 and released as the second single from the album on June 1, 1998.
He sounds like he will but can not give up on love. It has a hard , dark rhythm that pounds through the song, hammering the ominous lyrics into our ears. It’s a deceptively simple structure, the more you listen to it the better it gets. It is not easy making things simple and naked. The melody is perfect for the lyrics, the narrator is hesitant in his quest, but he have no choice. He must give in to love. Well, that’s my take on it.
I love the melody, I love the song. It is a masterpiece.