Saturday, June 20, 2015

It Ain't Me, Babe

You need someone else,
A defender, a doormat.
I am not that guy.

"It Ain't Me, Babe" is the last song on the 1964 album "Another Side of Bob Dylan." It's the story of a guy who has figured out beyond all doubt that the woman he's with should be with someone else because her list of demands is one that he can't satisfy.

What she's looking for in a man:

- Never weak
- Always strong
- Protect and defend you, even if you're wrong
- Someone to open all doors for you
- Someone who will never leave you
- Someone who'll close his eyes and his heart for you
- Someone who'll pick you up when you fall
- Someone who'll pick flowers for you all the time
- Always ready to respond to your call
- Someone who has nothing to do beyond loving you

While I love the Dylan version of the song, there's something irresistible about hearing Johnny Cash and June Carter do it with a mariachi band.

1 comment:

  1. All you Bob Dylan fans, you can listen to every version of every song including this one't-Me,-Babe Join us inside his Music Box.