Friday, August 21, 2015

You're a Big Girl Now

He's sighing, crying,
And learning to love too late --
You're already gone

"You're a Big Girl Now" has got to be the saddest breakup song that I've ever heard. The third song on "Blood on the Tracks" from 1975, it is often nearly too much to take, at least for me. It's a great song, but I can understand where Dylan was coming from when he said in his cranky way to an interviewer that he doesn't understand how people can consider the projection of such pain "entertainment."

Some excerpts:
Bird on the horizon, sittin’ on a fence
He’s singin’ his song for me at his own expense
And I’m just like that bird, oh, oh
Singin’ just for you
I hope that you can hear
Hear me singin’ through these tears

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast
Oh, but what a shame if all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear, oh, oh
See what you can do
I can make it through
You can make it too

A change in the weather is known to be extreme
But what’s the sense of changing horses in midstream?
I’m going out of my mind, oh, oh
With a pain that stops and starts
Like a corkscrew to my heart
Ever since we’ve been apart

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, yes another interesting slice of musical history from Bob Dylan's Music Box Come and join us inside and listen to every version of every song composed, recorded or performed by Bob Dylan, plus all the great covers and so much more.