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Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight 1

Bob Dylan © 1983 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


12 Apr 1983
cd imgINFIDELS

  Infidels session 2, Power Station NYC - 12.apr.1983, take 11, album version  

Just a minute before you leave girl
Just a minute before you touch the door
What is it that you're tryin' to achieve girl
Do you think we can talk about it some more
You know the streets are filled with vipers
Who've lost all ray of hope
You know it's not even safe no more
In the palace of the pope.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be 
An' i need you, yeah.

Come over here from over there girl
Sit down here you can have my chair
I can't see us goin' anywhere girl
The only place is a thousand miles away
An' i can't take you there
I wish i'd have been a doctor
Maybe i'd have saved some life that'd been lost
Maybe i'd have done some good in the world 
'stead of burnin' every bridge i crossed.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrow's never what it's supposed to be 
An' i need you, oh yeah.

I ain't to good at conversation girl
So you might not know exactly how i feel
But if i could i'd bring you to the mountain top girl
An' build you a house made out of stainless steel
But it's like i'm stuck inside a painting
That's hangin' in the Louvre
My throat starts to tickle an' my nose itches
But i know that i can't move.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's gone but the past lives on
Tomorrow's just one step beyond
An' i need you, oh.

Who are these people who are walkin' towards you
Do you know them or will there be a fight
With their humorless smiles so easy to see thru
Can they tell you what's wrong from what's right
Or do you remember St James street
Where you blew Jackie P.'s mind
You were so fine Clark Gable would have fell at your feet
An' lay his life on the line.

Let's try to get beneath the surface waste girl
No more boobytraps an' bombs
No more decadence an' charm
No more affection that's misplaced girl
No more mudcake creatures lyin' in your arms
What about that millionaire with the drumsticks in his pants
He looked so baffled an' so bewildered
When he played an' we didn't dance.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrow's never what it's supposed to be
An' i need you, yeah you, i need you.  up
    

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Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight 2


12 Apr 1983
cd imgROUGH CUTS (T-346)
cd imgDOWN IN THE FLOOD (T-146)

  Infidels session 2, Power Station NYC - 12.apr.1983, take 6,7 or 8  

Just a minute 'fore you leave, girl
Just a minute 'fore you touch the door
What is it you're tryin' to achieve, girl
Maybe we can just talk about it some more.
You know the streets are filled with vipers
That've lost all ray of hope
You know it's not even safe no more
In the palace of the pope.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrowss never what it's supposed to be 
An' i need you, yeah.

Come over here from over there, girl
Sit down here you can have my chair
I can't see us goin' anywhere, girl
The only place open is a thousand miles away
An' i' not gonna take you there
I wish i'd have been a doctor
Maybe i'd have saved some life that'd been lost
Maybe i'd have done some good in the world 
Instead of burnin' every bridge i crossed.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrow's never what it's supposed to be 
An' i need you, yeah you, i need you.

I ain't to good at conversation, girl
So you might not know exactly how i feel
But if i could i'd bring you to the mountain top, girl
An' build you a house out of stainless steel
But it's like i'm stuck inside a painting
That's hangin' in the Louvre
My throat starts to tickle an' my nose itches
But i know that i can't move.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's gone but the past lives on
Tomorrow's just one step beyond
An' i need you, oh yeah, i need you.

Who are these people who are walkin' towards you
Do you know them or will there be a fight
With their humorless smiles so easy to see thru
Can they tell you what's wrong from what's right.
Or do you remember Napoleon street
Where you blew Jackie P.'s mind
You were so fine, Clark Gable would have fell at your feet
An' laid his life on the line.

Let's try to get beneath the surface waste, girl
No more boobytraps an' bombs
No more decadence an' charm
No more affection that's misplaced, girl
No more mudcake creatures lyin' in your arms.
What about that millionaire with the drumsticks in his pants
He looked so baffled an' so bewildered
When he played an' we didn't dance.

Don't fall apart on me tonight
I just don't think that i could handle it
Don't fall apart on me tonight
Yesterday's just a memory
Tomorrow's never what it's supposed to be
An' i need you, yeah you, i need you.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

12 Apr 1983 1 INFIDELS
12 Apr 1983 2 ROUGH CUTS (b)
DOWN IN THE FLOOD (b)