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    Tangled Up In Blue

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    Tangled Up In Blue

      About "Tangled Up In Blue"

      Lyrics for Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"

      Early one mornin' the sun was shinin'
      I was layin' in bed
      Wondrin' if she'd changed at all
      If her hair was still red
      Her folks they said our lives together
      Sure was gonna be rough
      They never did like
      Mama's homemade dress
      Papa's bank book wasn't big enough
      And I was standin' on the side of the road
      Rain fallin' on my shoes
      Heading out for the east coast
      Lord knows I've paid some dues
      Gettin' through
      Tangled up in blue

      She was married when we first met
      Soon to be divorced
      I helped her out of a jam I guess
      But I used a little too much force
      We drove that car as far as we could
      Abandoned it out west
      Split up on a dark sad night
      Both agreeing it was best
      She turned around to look at me
      As I was walkin' away
      I heard her say over my shoulder
      We'll meet again some day
      On the avenue
      Tangled up in blue

      I had a job in the great north woods
      Working as a cook for a spell
      But I never did like it all that much
      And one day the axe just fell
      So I drifted down to New Orleans
      Where I was looking for to be employed
      Workin' for a while on a fishin' boat
      Right outside of Delacroix
      But all the while I was alone
      The past was close behind
      I seen a lot of women
      But she never escaped my mind
      And I just grew
      Tangled up in blue

      She was workin' in a topless place
      And I stopped in for a beer
      I just kept lookin' at the side of her face
      In the spotlight so clear
      And later on as the crowd thinned out
      I's just about to do the same
      She was standing there in back of my chair
      Said to me, Don't I know your name?
      I muttered somethin' under my breath
      She studied the lines on my face
      I must admit I felt a little uneasy
      When she bent down to tie the laces
      Of my shoe
      Tangled up in blue

      She lit a burner on the stove
      And offered me a pipe
      I thought you'd never say hello, she said
      You look like the silent type
      Then she opened up a book of poems
      And handed it to me
      Written by an Italian poet
      From the thirteenth century
      And everyone of them words rang true
      And glowed like burnin' coal
      Pourin' off of every page
      Like it was written in my soul
      From me to you
      Tangled up in blue

      I lived with them on Montague Street
      In a basement down the stairs
      There was music in the cafes at night
      And revolution in the air
      Then he started into dealing with slaves
      And something inside of him died
      She had to sell everything she owned
      And froze up inside
      And when finally the bottom fell out
      I became withdrawn
      The only thing I knew how to do
      Was to keep on keepin' on
      Like a bird that flew
      Tangled up in blue

      So now I'm goin' back again
      I got to get to her somehow
      All the people we used to know
      They're an illusion to me now
      Some are mathematicians
      Some are carpenters' wives
      Don't know how it all got started
      I don't know what they're doin' with their lives
      But me, I'm still on the road
      Headin' for another joint
      We always did feel the same
      We just saw it from a different point
      Of view
      Tangled up in blue

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