Sunday, June 21, 2015

I Want You

A bunch of symbols
Waste their time symbolizing
While I just want you.

I used to love "I Want You," a short, jaunty and sweet song that springs up like a flower amid the bitter earth and pavement of the "Blonde on Blonde" album from 1966. The more I listen to it, the more I realize that it's a great song full of nonsense. Here's a list of the other characters you'll find in this ensemble performance:

- Guilty undertaker (sighing)
- Lonesome organ grinder (crying)
- Silver saxophones
- Cracked bells
- Washed-out horns
- Drunken politician (leaping into the street)
- Weeping mothers
- Sleeping saviors
- Fathers without true love
- Daughters who don't like Bob because he doesn't think about true love
- the Queen of Spades
- the Chambermaid
- Dancing child with Chinese suit and flute

Here's a video with lots of people in old movies kissing:

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, yes another interesting slice of musical history. Come and join us inside Bob Dylan's Music Box and listen to every version of every song composed, recorded or performed by Bob Dylan, plus all the great covers, free, legally and without Ads.