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We Better Talk This Over

Bob Dylan © 1978 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


26 Apr 1978
cd imgSTREET LEGAL

  Street~Legal session 2, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica CA - 26.apr.1978, album version  

I think we better talk this over
Maybe when we both get sober
You'll understand i'm only a man
Doin' the best that i can.

This situation can only get rougher
Why should we needlessly suffer?
Let's call it a day, goin' our own different ways
Before we decay.

You don't have to be afraid
Of lookin' into my face
We done nothin' to each other
Time will not erase.

I fell displaced, i got a low down feeling
You been two-faced, you been double-dealing
I took a chance, got down in a trance
Of a downhill dance.

Oh child why you wanna hurt me?
I'm exiled, you can't convert me
I'm lost in the haze of your delicate ways
With both eyes glazed.

You don't have to yearn for love
You don't have to be alone
Somewheres in this universe
There's a place that you can call home.

I guess i'll be leaving tomorrow
If i had to beg, steal or borrow
It'd be great to cross paths in a day an' a half
Look at each other an' laugh.

But i don't think it's liable to happen
Like the sound of a one hand clappin'
The vows that we kept are now broken and swept
'Neath the bed where we slept.

Don't think of me and fantasize
On what we've never had
Be grateful for what we've shared
Together and be glad.

Why should we go on watching each other
Thru a telescope
Eventually we'll hang ourselves
On all this tangled rope.

Oh babe, time for a new transition
I wish i was a magician
I would wave a wand an' tie back the bond
That we've both gone beyond.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Apr 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
Apr 1978 DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (b)
26 Apr 1978 1 STREET LEGAL
4 July 1978 MY BACK PAGES (b)