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Can't Wait 1

Bob Dylan © 1997

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Jan 1997
cd imgTIME OUT OF MIND

  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, album version  

I can't wait, wait for you to change your mind
It's late, i'm tryin' to walk the line
Well it's way past midnight and there's some people all around
Some on their way up, some on their way down
The air burns and i'm tryin to think straight
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.

I'm your man, i'm tryin' to recover the sweet love that we knew
You understand that my heart can't go on beatin' without you
Well your loveliness has wounded me, i'm reelin' from the blow
I wish i knew what it was that keeps me lovin' you so
I'm breathin hard, standin' at the gate
Oh but i don't know how much longer i can wait.

Skies are gray, i'm lookin' for anythin' that will bring a happy glow
Night or day, it doesn't matter where i go anymore i just go
If i ever saw you comin' i don't know what i might do
I'd like to think i could control myself, but it isn't true
That's how it is when things disintegrate
And i don't know how much longer i can wait.

I'm doomed to love you
I been rollin' through stormy weather
I'm thinkin' of you
An' all the places we could roam together.

It's mighty funny, the end of time has just begun
Oh honey, after all these years you're still the one
Well i'm strollin' through the lonely graveyard of my mind
I left my life with you somewhere back there along the line
I thought somehow that i would be spared this day
I don't know how much longer i can wait.  up
    

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Can't Wait 2


Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006

  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, alt version #1  

I can't wait, wait for you to change your mind
I can't wait, waitin' just makin' me go blind
Do you ever lay awake at night your face turned to the wall
Drownin' in your thoughtlessness and cut off from it all
I don't know, maybe to you it's not that late
But as for me don't know how much longer i can wait.

It's got to end, everything about it just feels wrong
I pretend, being close to her is where I don't belong
Well my back is to the sun because the light is too intense
I can see what everybody in the world is up against
I'll stay here where i can feel the hand of fate
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.

Skies are grey, life is short and i think of her a lot
I can't say if i want the pain to end or not
Well the blindness overtakin' me is beatin' like a drum
I don't know where it starts or where it's comin' from
How it is, we'll all try to concentrate
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.

I been drinkin'
Drinkin' forbidden juices
I been livin'
Livin' on lame excuses.

My hands are cold, the end of time has just begun
I'm getting old, anything can happen now to anyone
I walk all across the floor 'til i wear out my shoes
You think you've lost it all there's always more to lose
I'm so clear, she can keep my head on straight
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.  up
    

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Can't Wait 3


Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2

  Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, alt version #2  

I can't wait, wait for you to change your mind
I can't wait for you to walk the line
You ever feel just like your brain been bolted to the wall
That you're drowning in your thoughtlessness and cut off from it all
I don't know, maybe for you it's not that late
But as for me i don't know how much longer i can wait.

It's got to end, everything about it just feels wrong
I pretend being close to her is where i don't belong
Well my back is to the sun because the light is too intense
I can see what everybody in the world is up against
That's how it is when things disintegrate
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.

Skies are grey, life is short and i think of her a lot
Every day i can't say whether i want the pain to even end or not
Well i'm trying my best to stand on my own two feet
Not have to lean on everybody that i meet
I'm breathing hard, i'm trying to concentrate
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.

I'm torn and i'm tattered
I been rolling through the stormy weather
My heart's been shattered
But i'm holdin' all the parts of it together.

My hands are cold, the end of time has just begun
I'm getting old, anything can happen now to anyone
Loneliness around me digging in me like a rake
What a piece of work she is to cause my heart to break
I thought somehow that i'd be spared this fate
An' i don't know how much longer i can wait.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Jan 1997 1 TIME OUT OF MIND
Jan 1997 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
Jan 1997 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2
19 Dec 1997 DON'T BE LATE (b)
20 Dec 1997 LOVE SICK CD 2 (single)
OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)