Feb 25: Bob Dylan performing “Love Sick” @ Radio City Music Hall NYC – 1998 (Video)

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I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

Radio City Music Hall
New York City, New York
25 February 1998
40th Annual Grammy Awards.

If you could ignore this overly commercial setting, Dylan’s performance itself was splendid, in spite of a rather bizarre distraction. In the middle of Bob’s set, shirtless, self-styled ‘almost-vegetarian-multi-genre mastermind-artist’ Michael Portnoy jumped on stage with the words “SOY BOMB” written in block letters on his body. Dylan and the band just kept playing, though the expression on Dylan’s face spoke volumes. Still, at least Portnoy’s complaint injected some spontaneity into the Grammies . “Soy is protein and life and energy, and bomb is explosive and propulsive,” the stage invader explained to the press. “All art should be soy -bombs.”
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

I’m sick of love but I’m in the thick of it
This kind of love I’m so sick of it

I see, I see lovers in the meadow
I see, I see silhouettes in the window
I watch them ’til they’re gone and they leave me hanging on
To a shadow

I’m sick of love; I hear the clock tick
This kind of love; I’m love sick
Sometimes the silence can be like the thunder
Sometimes I feel like I’m being plowed under
Sometimes I wanna take to the road of plunder
Could you ever be true? I think of you
And I wonder

I’m sick of love; I wish I’d never met you
I’m sick of love; I’m trying to forget you

Just don’t know what to do
I’d give anything to be with you


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2 thoughts on “Feb 25: Bob Dylan performing “Love Sick” @ Radio City Music Hall NYC – 1998 (Video)”

  1. Wonderful performance! Too bad this is the version of the video with that “great” artist Soy Bomb edited out.
    By the way, Egil, the lyrics you print include the rewritten line “feel like I’m being ploughed under” which he actually doesn’t sing here, where he performs the original text. Good work! Thanks! Antonio

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