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Abandoned Love 1

Bob Dylan © 1975, 1976 Ram's Horn Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


3 July 1975
/>SONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (T-320)
/>DIGNITY (T-425)

Live, The Other End, NYC - 3 july 1975 

I can hear the turning of the key
I've been deceived by the clown inside of me
I thought that he was righteous but he's vain
Something's telling me i wear the ball and chain.

My patron saint is fighting with a ghost
He's always off somewhere when i need him most
The Spanish moon is rising on the hill
But my heart is telling me, i love you still.

I come back to the town from the flaming moon
I see you in the street, i begin to swoon
I love to see you dress before the mirror
Won't you let me in your room one time, before i disappear.

Everybody's wearing a disguise
To hide what they've got left behind their eyes
But me i can't cover what i am
Wherever the children go, i'll follow them.

I can't play the game no more, i can't abide
By their stupid rules which get me sick inside
They've been made by men who've given up the search
Whose gods are dead an' whose queens are in the church.

I march in the parade of liberty
But as long as i love you I'm not free
How long must i suffer such abuse
Won't you let me see you smile before i cut you loose.

Send out for St John the Evangelist
All my friends are drunk, they can be dismissed
My head says that it's time to make a change
But my heart is telling me i love you but you're strange.

So step lightly darling near the wall
Put on your heavy make-up, wear your shawl
Won't you descend from the throne, from where you sit
Let me feel your love one more time before i abandon it.   
    

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Abandoned Love 2


31 July 1975
/>BIOGRAPH

Desire session 5, Columbia Studio E, NYC - 31.jul.1975 

My heart is tellin' me i love you still.

I can see the turnin' of the key
I've been deceived by the clown inside of me
I thought that he was righteous but he's vain
Oh, something's tellin' me i wear the ball and chain.

My patron saint is a-fightin' with a ghost
He's always off somewhere when i need him most
The spanish moon is risin' on the hill
But my heart is tellin' me i love you still.

I come back to the town from the flamin' moon
I see you in the streets, i begin to swoon
I love to see you dress before the mirror
Won't you let me in your room one time before i finally disappear.

Everybody's wearing a disguise
To hide what they've got left behind their eyes
But me i can't cover what i am
Wherever the children go i'll follow them.

I march in the parade of liberty
But as long as i love you i'm not free
How long must i suffer such abuse
Won't you let me see you smile before i turn you loose.

I've given up the game, i've got to leave
The pot of gold is only make believe
The treasure can't be found by men who search
Whose gods are dead an' whose queens are in the church.

We sat in an empty theater an' we kissed
I asked you please to cross me off your list
My head tells me it's time to make a change
But my heart is tellin' me i love ya but you're strange.

One more time at midnite near the wall
Take off your heavy make-up and your shawl
Won't you descend from the throne, from where you sit
Let me feel your love one more time before i abandon it.   
    

Recording dates & record list

3 July 1975 1 SONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (b)
DIGNITY (b)
31 July 1975 2 BIOGRAPH