September 30: Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997)

I don’t know… It’s certainly not an album of felicity… I try to live within that line between despondency and hope. I’m suited to walk that line, right between the fire … I see [the album] right straight down the middle of the line, really. ~Bob Dylan to Robert Hilburn in 1997 “My recollection of that record is that it was a struggle. …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Can’t Wait

I can’t wait, wait for you to change your mind It’s late, I’m trying to walk the line Well, it’s way past midnight and there are people all around Some on their way up, some on their way down The air burns and I’m trying to think straight And I don’t know how much longer I can wait – …the version …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Dignity

Of the virtues, I suppose I think integrity is the most essential. Not dignity – a thief can have dignity. ~Bob Dylan (to Barbara Kerr, Feb 1978) – ‘Dignity’, which describes so resourcefully the yearning for a more dignified world, would have been the album’s [Oh Mercy] ideal opening track. It scorches along musically, declaring its allegiance to the timeless …

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