Monday, August 17, 2015

She Belongs to Me

I love an artist.
I'm also her servant. I'm
Not sure she loves me.

"She Belongs to Me" is one way of looking at it. This song, from the 1965 album "Bringing It All Back Home," is about a woman who belongs to no one, but she's the singer's girlfriend or lover or something, all the same. Dylan sings her praises while making it clear that it's he who belongs to her. This is another one of those songs that Dylan scholars have thought could apply to a number of women from Nico to Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez. I would just take it as a song about someone or anyone.

1. She's an artist, she has all she needs, she has no sense of nostalgia. She is a master at day for night.
2. You'll be a proud fellow when you meet her, but once she tosses you out for someone else, you'll be mad with jealousy and unable to escape her.
3. She wears an Egyptian ring. It sparkles. She collects hypnotists, but now you're just an antique.
4. Demands: bow to her on Sunday and salute her on her birthday. By her a trumpet on halloween and a drum on Christmas.



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