Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tryin' to Get to Heaven

I am done down here.
You're in the past, so I'll just
Rush off to heaven.

"I'm tryin' to get to heaven before they close the door." It's a great refrain for a country song, and Dylan, no stranger to country, seizes the moment for this excellent song from the 1997 album "Time Out of Mind."

- It's gonna rain as I wander through the high water. It's hot. I'm beginning to forget you.
- I had to leave Missouri quickly. You broke my heart. Now the book is closed. I'm in the lonesome valley.
- People are waiting for trains. Their heartbeats are loud in my ears. I tried to give you everything. See what good that did.
- I'm going to New Orleans. I'm told everything will be all right. I remember riding in a buggy with Miss Mary-Jane who has a house in Baltimore.
- I'm going to sleep in the parlor and relive my dreams. Is everything as hollow as it seems? 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, yes another slice of musical history from Bob Dylan's Music Box Join us inside and listen to every version of every song composed or performed by Bob Dylan.