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I And I

Bob Dylan © 1983 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


26 Apr 1983
cd imgINFIDELS
cd imgI AND I (Vinyl single)

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

  Infidels session 15, Power Station NYC - 27.apr.1983, album version  

Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlight streams.

I an' i, in creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives
I an' i, one says to the other, "No man sees my face an' lives.''

Think i'll go out an' go for a walk
Not much happenin' here, nothin' ever does
Besides if she wakes up now she'll just want me to talk
I got nothin' to say, specially about whatever was.

I an' i, in creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives
I an' i, one says to the other, "No man sees my face an' lives.''

Took an untrodden path once, where the swift don't win the race
It goes to the worthy who can divide the word of truth
Took a stranger to teach me to look into justice's beautiful face
An' i see an eye for an eye an' a tooth for a tooth.

I an' i, in creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives
I an' i, one says to the other, "No man sees my face an' lives.''

Outside of two men on a train platform there's nobody in sight
They're waitin' for spring to come smokin' down the track [/oversearchin' the track]
The world can come to an end tonight, but that's all right
She should still be there sleepin' when i get back.

I an' i, in creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives
I an' i, one says to the other, "No man sees my face an' lives.''

Noontime an' i'm still pushin' myself along the road, the darkest part
Into the narrow lanes i can stumble an' stay put
Someone else is speakin' with my mouth but i'm listenin' only to my heart
I made shoes for everyone, even you, while i still go barefoot.

I an' i, in creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives
I an' i, one says to the other, "No man sees my face an' lives.''  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

26 Apr 1983 1 INFIDELS
I AND I (single)
ROUGH CUTS (b)
DOWN IN THE FLOOD (b)
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b)
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
8 July 1984 REAL LIVE
OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
Sep 1985 THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b)
THE 1985 REHEARSAL TAPE (b) #2
24 Feb 1986 ACROSS THE BORDERLINE
8 Oct 1987 FLASHING FOR THE REFUGEES (b)
2 Nov 1992 HIMSELF (b)
8 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
16 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
20 Feb 1994 TRIPLE NIGHT (b)
18 Apr 1994 THE REAL VOICE OF AMERICA (b)
16 Dec 1997 OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)