Wednesday, August 19, 2015

To Ramona

Bob lets a girl down.
He tries to make her feel good,
But it might not work.

"To Ramona" is supposed to be a song about Joan Baez, so they say. I don't know. I do know that the singer is in love with the woman in this song, that she's feeling bad about a number of things, and his words don't appear to be helping much. The song appears on the 1964 album, "Another Side of Bob Dylan."

Suggestions and encouragement:
- Stop crying.
- You won't be sad for long.
- Even the flowers in the city can't keep from drooping sometimes.
- Don't bother with the dying. There's no point. I'm having trouble expressing this.
- I still want to kiss you.
- The world you want to be part of doesn't exist. It's just a con job that makes you feel bad.
- You've been listening to idle chatter. No need for that.
- You don't have to leave here. You're your own worst enemy.
- You say that everybody's equal, but trust me, it's not true. You can be better than others, or else why are you doing what you're doing?
- Friends can be a drag on your ambition and feelings.
- I realize I can't help you though I keep trying.
- You know what? I'm sure that one day I'll be where you are and come to you for advice.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, follow us inside Bob Dylan's Music Box and listen to every version of every song.