Saturday, June 13, 2015

I Don't Hurt Anymore

Nothing is better
Than forgetting the woman
Who tossed you aside.

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" was a country-and-western hit for Canadian singer Hank Snow, one of Dylan's frequent sources for country cover songs. It was written by Walter Rollins (who co-wrote "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," "Frosty the Snowman" and the "Smokey the Bear" song) and Don Robertson (co-writer of "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger," "Love Me Tonight," "I Love You More and More Each Day" and another Dylan cover, "Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street")). Dylan's version was recorded during the Basement Tapes sessions with the Band in 1967 and is available on volume 11 of the Bootleg Series.

The song is one for breakup victims on the mend:

- No more hurting, teardrops dry, no floor pacing, no burning inside.
- Time has freed him, though he once wanted to die. He's fine, you're out of his mind, and god bless his good luck.

1 comment:

  1. Well Robert another slice from Bob Dylan's Music Box. Come inside and listen to every version of every song't-Hurt-Anymore