Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan

    Early one morning the sun was shinin'
    He was layin' in bed
    Wonderin' if she changed at all
    If her hair was still red
    Her folks they said that their lives together
    Sure was gonna be rough
    They never did like mama's home-made dress
    Papa's bank book wasn't big enough
    An' he was standin' on the side of the road
    Rain fallin' on his shoes
    Headin' out for the old east coast
    Lord knows he's paid some dues
    Getting thru
    Tangled up in blue.

    She was married when they first met
    Soon to be divorced
    He helped her out of a jam i guess
    But he used a little too much force
    An' he (they) drove that car as far as  he (they) could
    Abandoned it out west
    An' (they) split up on a sad dark night
    Both agreein' it was best
    An' she turned around to look at him
    As he was walkin' away
    An' she said ``This ain't (can't be) the end
    We'll meet again some day (on another day)
    On the avenue
    Tangled up in Blue''.

    He had a job in the great (old) north woods
    Workin' as a cook for a spell
    But he never did like it all that  much
    An' one day the axe just fell
    So (When) he drifted out to L.A.
    Where he reckoned he'd tried his luck
    Workin' for a while in a airplane plant
    Loadin' cargo onto a truck
    But all the while he was alone
    The past was close behind
    He seen a lot of women
    But she never escaped his mind
    An' he just grew
    Tangled up in blue.

    She was workin' in topless place
    An'  i stopped in for a beer
    I just kept lookin' at the side of her face
    In the spotlight so clear
    An' later on when the crowd thinned out
    I's just about to do the same
    She was standin' there in back of my chair
    Said to me, ``What's your name?''
    I muttered somethin' underneath my breath
    She studdied the lines on my face
    I must admit i felt a little uneasy
    When she bent down to tie the laces
    Of my shoes
    Tangled up in blue.

    She lit a burner on the stove
    An' offered me a pipe
    ``I thought you'd never say hello'', she said
    ``You look like the silent type''
    Then she opened up a book of poems
    An' handed it to me
    Written by an Italian poet
    From the thirteenth century
    An' every one of them words rang true
    An' glowed like burning coal
    Pourin' off of every page
    Like it was written in my soul
    From me to you
    Tangled up in blue.

    He was always in a hurry
    Too busy or too stoned
    An' everythin' that she ever planned
    Just had to be postponed
    She (He) thought they were successful
    He (She) thought they were blessed
    With objects an' material things
    But i never was impressed
    An' when it all came crashin' down
    I became withdrawn
    The only thing i knew how to do
    Was keep on keepin' on
    Like a bird that flew
    Tangled up in blue.

    So now i'm goin' back again
    (I) Got to get to her some how
    All the people we used to know
    They're an illusion to me now
    Some are mathematicians
    Some are doctors wives
    Don't know how it all got started
    Don't know what they're doin' with their lives
    But me i'm still on the road
    Headin' for another joint
    We always did feel the same
    We just saw it from a different point
    Of view
    Tangled up in blue.


    Marco Giunco
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