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To Ramona

Bob Dylan © 1964 Warner Bros. Music, renewed 1992 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


9 June 1964
cd imgANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgBIOGRAPH
cd imgROCK & FOLK LE SAMPLER (CD single)
cd imgON THE ROAD AGAIN

31 Oct 1964
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
cd imgTHE BEST OF THE BOOTLEG SERIES [UNCUT]
cd imgALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (T-067)
cd imgLIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (T-112)

  Another Side session, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 9.jun.1964, album version  
  Live, Philharmonic Hall, NYC - 31.oct.1964  

Ramona, come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Will pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Tho breathlike
Get deathlike sometimes
An' there's no use in tryin'
To deal with the dyin'
Tho i cannot explain that in lines.

Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be by the strength of your skin
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes i'm in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you tryin' to be a part of
A world that just don't exist
It's all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feelin' like this.

I can see that your head
Has been twisted an' fed
With worthless foam from the mouth
I can tell you are torn
Between stayin' an' returnin' 
Back to the south
You've been fooled into thinkin'
That the finishin' end is at hand
Yet there's no one to beat you
No one to defeat you
'Cept the thoughts of yourself feelin' bad.

I've heard your say many times
That you're better than no one
An' no one is better than you
If you really believe that
You know you have
Nothin' to win an' nothin' to lose
From fixtures an' forces an' friends
Your sorrow does stem
They'll hype you an' type you
Makin' you feel 
That you gotta be just like them.

I'd forever talk to you
But soon my words
Would turn into a meaningless ring
For deep in my heart 
I know there's no help i can bring
Everythin' passes
Everythin' changes
Just do what you think you should do
An' someday, baby
Who knows, baby
I'll come an' be cryin' to you.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

9 June 1964 1 ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN
BIOGRAPH
ROCK & FOLK LE SAMPLER (single)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
26 July 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964
10 Oct 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #2
31 Oct 1964 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
THE BEST OF THE BOOTLEG SERIES [UNCUT]
ALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (b)
LIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (b)
25 Nov 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #3
26 Jul 1964 LIVE 1962-1966 Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections
30 Apr 1965 BOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
7 May 1965 NOW AIN'T THE TIME FOR YOUR TEARS (vb)
3 Sep 1965 ELECTRIC BLACK NITE CRASH (b)
31 Aug 1969 MINSTREL BOY (b)
ISLE OF WIGHT (vb)
30 Dec 1977 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
Jan 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #2
THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #3
15 July 1978 THE PICNIC AT BLACKBUSHE (b)
12 Oct 1978 I WAS YOUNG WHEN I LEFT HOME (b)
16 Nov 1980 KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE ANTICHRIST (b)
16 Nov 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b) #3
29 Nov 1980 RISE AGAIN (b)
3 Dec 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
4 Dec 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b) #2
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b)
8 July 1984 OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
4 Sep 1988 WANTED MAN (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
11 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
14 Nov 1999 HIGHLANDS OF WORCESTER (b)
Sep 2000 SCEWG 2000 COMPILATION (b)