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Bob Dylan — Love Sick
Album: Time Out Of Mind
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Released: 1997
Length: 5:18
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'm walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone's distant cry?
I spoke like a child, you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

I'm sick of love
But I'm in the thick of it
This kind of love
I'm so sick of it

I see, I see lovers in the meadow
I see, I see silhouettes in the window
I watch them till they're gone and they leave me hanging on
To a shadow

I'm sick of love
I hear the clock tick
This kind of love
I'm love sick

Sometimes the silence can be like the thunder
Sometimes I wanna take to the road and plunder
Could you ever be true? I think of you
And I wonder

I'm sick of love
I wish I'd never met you
I'm sick of love
I'm trying to forget you

Just don't know what to do
I'd give anything to
Be with you
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Agree with Rolling Stone that Bob is the #1 songwriter all time but this song is sucko-barfo bigtime.
There is a cover that Bill plays of this by a band that puts a Mexican twist on on it that I like much better.
Great song, great album.
I saw Bob perform about 10 years ago, or whenever this album had been out for a year or so. I was expecting this sound - the Jewish cowboy thing is so great. But instead, he was trying to out-scream a loud rock backup band and it was truly painful to watch and hear. Not sure why he did that, but then people have been trying to understand Bob's motivation since he first went electric. Just 2¢.
 lizardking wrote:

I like how a lot of Bob's songs have a great atmosphere, created by his lyrics, his delivery and the music.  And often, Bob will slightly alter the patterns in his phrasing, or lyrics, or whatever, for instance the final several lines of this song:

I'm sick of love, I wish I'd never met you, I'm sick of love, I'm trying to forget you, Just don't know what to do, I'd give anything to, Be with you.

Irony, despair, longing, vulnerability, uncertainty; these are some of the themes that I find most enjoyable in his work.  And how he can produce something so personal for him, yet personal for me too; that's some sort of trick I tell you!  It's mastery of his language; an art form.   PEACE!!



 
Happy 77th BD to BD!!
I don't like ! I LOVE !!!!  {#Dance}

I like how a lot of Bob's songs have a great atmosphere, created by his lyrics, his delivery and the music.  And often, Bob will slightly alter the patterns in his phrasing, or lyrics, or whatever, for instance the final several lines of this song:

I'm sick of love, I wish I'd never met you, I'm sick of love, I'm trying to forget you, Just don't know what to do, I'd give anything to, Be with you.

Irony, despair, longing, vulnerability, uncertainty; these are some of the themes that I find most enjoyable in his work.  And how he can produce something so personal for him, yet personal for me too; that's some sort of trick I tell you!  It's mastery of his language; an art form.   PEACE!!





                       Somebody get Bob a Snickers.


 TJOpootertoot wrote:
Just love the atmosphere Daniel Lanois has dripping all over this track and this whole album. The first notes put you right in the groove of the thing.
 
Well said, TJO!
Just love the atmosphere Daniel Lanois has dripping all over this track and this whole album. The first notes put you right in the groove of the thing.
Outstanding man
Never thought I'd give a Dylan song a 6. I wonder what karma has in store for me.
I can't help think of soybomb
This reminds me of a recent holiday conversation I had.

But the audience didn't appreciate the performance...
 Otomi wrote:

The Nobel Peace Prize.

 
Or Nobel for Literature? ... Nicely foreshadowed.
 thewiseking wrote:
It ain't Love Minus Zero but we'll take it Bob. Nice to have you around.

 
Yup.  Not really one of my faves but it is Bob!  Only 2 more weeks to see him again.  {#Cheers}
It ain't Love Minus Zero but we'll take it Bob. Nice to have you around.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
I'm so tired of giving a 10 to every Dylan song ...... this gets a 10
 
{#Roflol}  {#Cheers}
 stalfnzo wrote:
I'm so tired of giving a 1 to every Dylan song.... This gets a 2, just to get out of my rut

 
I'm so tired of giving a 10 to every Dylan song ...... this gets a 10 
I'm so tired of giving a 1 to every Dylan song.... This gets a 2, just to get out of my rut
 hayduke2 wrote:
this (to me) is a really fantastically constructed beauty of a song, Mr. Dylan's voice is intentionally used like all the other instruments, for optimal slow-killer effect   (comment 69)

 
Slow killer, I really like that,  he tells stories and they're not linear.  I've really enjoyed his last 10 years of output. Great bands backing him.

Bob's a walking. Bob's on tour. He played STL on Monday. He may have been love sick. 

Yeah, baby, yeah! 
A brilliant piece of collaboration. There's writing the song, and then the recording. Both shine in this.
 Limpopoking wrote:


Leonard Cohen IS light and melodious... what are you getting at?

 
Did not know that Leonard was only in the middle of the Dark, Gloomy and Gravelly spectrum. These days he sounds like Death on a rainy-day cigarette break. 

But yeah, this definitely has a Leonard Cohen feel to it. C'mon, Bob, get happy! Show up in another lingerie ad!    {#Dance}
Whenever I hear Dylan always think of my mom, she's been gone over a decade but when I was a teen & had the radio on, she would always say, "I like him, that's Dylan isn't it?"
this (to me) is a really fantastically constructed beauty of a song, Mr. Dylan's voice is intentionally used like all the other instruments, for optimal slow-killer effect   (comment 69)
Was Tom Petty a little drunk when he recorded this or what?
Speaking of national treasures ... Bob Dylan is certainly one of ours ... 
Smacks a bit of Leonard Cohen's "The Future".
 
 splooge wrote:
A Grammy? lol Is there a more worthless award?
 
The Nobel Peace Prize.

Time flies out of mind when we're having fun...  love this song...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...

Bob Dylan's latest album is called Tempest...  for more information, look here...
Vocals = 2
Poetry = 10
Not heard this one on RP before. Good album, certainly a grower - don't like all of Dylan's stuff but this has some good instrumentation to counter BD's excessively verbose storytelling ;-)
 Johray63 wrote:




I always wondered how someone in that position could cope with all the criticism, fame and success, which was almost incomparable to any other in the music business. The Beatles at least had each other to share it with. It seems indeed very lonely at the top. According to what he said about fame he was able to relativise it quit a bit.
 



The more people you reach the more fans you have and also critics ...Dylan is no different than other artists. His critics are more vocal because of the types of fans he has...ya know, ulta hip literary cerebral types...that puts people off a lot.
 sdn wrote:
Good Lord that's awful. He makes Leonard Cohen seem light and melodious.
 

Leonard Cohen IS light and melodious... what are you getting at?
way too much Dylan on Radio Paradise!  This is awful.
Never heard Dylan sing a song that wasn't improved with a lower volume.
 sdn wrote:
Good Lord that's awful. He makes Leonard Cohen seem light and melodious.
 
This from a man who gives a Rush song a 10 rating (betcha must REALLY like Nickelback!).
Nuff said.

Is that a drum kit several doors away in the mix? I thought I heard a tom tom for a second.
I'm so accustomed to Bobby as poetic, if not arcane. This is easy and clever - I like it!
Dylan is SO great with imagery.

However, now the only image I have in my head are girls in underwear.

GREAT JOB, BOBBY!!!
Love and Theft is a stupendous record, but I never 'got' this one.  He's a bit over my earth bound head some times.
Bob, like all other truly great artists has his "off" days, albums, years. This must have been one of 'em. Love ya Bob, keep cranking 'em out.
Hey it's Dylan! It must be great!    NOT
link wrote: A Grammy? lol Is there a more worthless award? :no:
keller1 wrote:
Great nickname there, Splooge. Funny, I can understand how one could come to really dislike this, and a lot of Dylan's stuff for that matter. I'm hot and cold on Dylan. His version of Rollin and Tumblin is brutal. This one, though and especially Things Have Changed, I totally get.
Yeah, well, I take it back. I do like some of his ancient work. I guess I was trying to add balance to the whole thing. For me lyrics are secondary. I love music, not poetry. Half of my music collection has no lyrics at all. :yes:
splooge wrote:
Wow! Yet another incredibly awful tune from ole Bobby. :frustrated:
Great nickname there, Splooge. Funny, I can understand how one could come to really dislike this, and a lot of Dylan's stuff for that matter. I'm hot and cold on Dylan. His version of Rollin and Tumblin is brutal. This one, though and especially Things Have Changed, I totally get.
Somebody get that man a Hall's!
Bob Dylan doing a Tom Waits impression. It's like a nightmare.
AWESOME! We're not worthy! :pray: :notworthy:
SOY BOMB!!!!
a_genuine_find wrote:
...feeling SICK ... :puke:
:chillpill: You probably need one of these for your sickness. :frustrated: from people who don't get good music.
a_genuine_find wrote:
...feeling SICK ... :puke:
...of your comments.
Good Lord that's awful. He makes Leonard Cohen seem light and melodious.
...feeling SICK ... :puke:
he will be playing in my town (Rosario, Argentina) next month for the first time ever! Can't wait to see that happen
I'm looking out my office window over the city where genius producer Daniel Lanois grew up: Gatineau (or Hull, as it was known in his time), Quebec. This town had a formative influence on Danny boy's musicality.
I will always remember this song due to the infamous Soy Bomb incident. Freaking hilarious! :roflol: By the way, whatever happened to Soy Bomb? :eh:
heard a review one time something like: \"his gorgeous wrecked voice....\" what a sound!
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
have spent many hours with this album...deep, dark and delicious.
Yeah, what she said.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
What a cruel irony that such a brilliant song writer and musician should be cursed with that voice.
You couldn't be more wrong. It's that beautifully tortured voice that makes Dylan Dylan. You want to hear Barry Manilow's voice? Listen to Barry Manilow.
Ladies 'n Gents Read Vol 1 of Dylan's autobiography - it's awesome! I can hardly wait for Vol 2... Ciao MH
I don't understand why so many people complain about his bobness' voice, to me it's unique.
this guy is boring ever
beag wrote:
A little unkind to point out so obviously that Dylan stole the tune of Emmylou's masterpiece...
Stole? Explain.
A little unkind to point out so obviously that Dylan stole the tune of Emmylou's masterpiece...
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
What a cruel irony that such a brilliant song writer and musician should be cursed with that voice. It's like a woman (or man if you like) being blessed with the beauty of all the gods and then being given a big ugly wart right on the tip of her nose. I heard an interview with Dylan recently in which he confessed to having gone through a period of deep depression, feeling like his life was pointless and that no one really connected with his music anymore. Basically he felt irrelevant. Said then that he realized that his contributions to music were different from other artists and that he needed to stop listening to mainstream critics. I couldn't agree more. The world is a more beautifl because of his music, whether it is him performing or someone covering.
What's wrong with his voice?? Nothin'....it's his, thats all.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
What a cruel irony that such a brilliant song writer and musician should be cursed with that voice. It's like a woman (or man if you like) being blessed with the beauty of all the gods and then being given a big ugly wart right on the tip of her nose. I heard an interview with Dylan recently in which he confessed to having gone through a period of deep depression, feeling like his life was pointless and that no one really connected with his music anymore. Basically he felt irrelevant. Said then that he realized that his contributions to music were different from other artists and that he needed to stop listening to mainstream critics. I couldn't agree more. The world is a more beautifl because of his music, whether it is him performing or someone covering.
I always wondered how someone in that position could cope with all the criticism, fame and success, which was almost incomparable to any other in the music business. The Beatles at least had each other to share it with. It seems indeed very lonely at the top. According to what he said about fame he was able to relativise it quit a bit.
What a cruel irony that such a brilliant song writer and musician should be cursed with that voice. It's like a woman (or man if you like) being blessed with the beauty of all the gods and then being given a big ugly wart right on the tip of her nose. I heard an interview with Dylan recently in which he confessed to having gone through a period of deep depression, feeling like his life was pointless and that no one really connected with his music anymore. Basically he felt irrelevant. Said then that he realized that his contributions to music were different from other artists and that he needed to stop listening to mainstream critics. I couldn't agree more. The world is a more beautifl because of his music, whether it is him performing or someone covering.
not a huge Dylan fan, but this album is awesome....
AWESOME song. Thanks for the upload, thanks for playing it.
Having been out of the music loop I didn't recognize the artist.Reading the comments and finding it was Dylan,I suddenly wanted to lower my rating and then said 'why'? I like it.
"...One...is the loneliest number...."
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
have spent many hours with this album...deep, dark and delicious.
:nodhead:
have spent many hours with this album...deep, dark and delicious.
This is very cool. (pimp)
excellent.......10
the_om wrote:
While I suppose the lyrics are a decent fit with the commercial...
Yea, lyrics like "My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired, And the clouds are weeping" really make me want to go buy underwear. Not as bad as using Iggy Pop to sell family-friendly cruises but you still have to wonder what the ad executives were thinking.
I love to see all of your comments about "selling out". If an artist sells their music on any level, or in any medium, they are SELLING it!! At what point does selling and making a living become "Selling out?" And don't give me any of that crap about when the artist gets compromised in their art. Just to get a record deal, there are plenty of compromises, trust me!
Feels solemn and deviant by turns.
jadewahoo wrote:
Mature. Bob Dylan sings here, not for the disenfranchised youth, but for those who have been through the angst of life and changes, sings from the knowingness of one who is willing to, and capable of, just state one's feelings and thoughts as they are, without all the emotional baggage. Good job Bob! By-the-way: it seems, from the comments, that some just watch too much TV... like any at all! If VS's use of this song is disrupting your enjoyment of the music... shut off the friggin' box!!!
Still, I never thought of how sexy this bass line and decaying guitar was until it was coupled with a perfect thigh. Same thing with the latest VS ad featuring the Stone's Monkey Man. A great song, but whoever associated that frenetic intro with hot sex? I always thought it was about one addict looking for another... Junkies in $50 thongs I guess... Since Mtv stopped playing videos these commercial attempts are serving as another means at looking at the songs, if you can get your arms around the selling-out issue but the Stones did that when Anhauser Busch sponsored the Steel Wheels tour.
Mature. Bob Dylan sings here, not for the disenfranchised youth, but for those who have been through the angst of life and changes, sings from the knowingness of one who is willing to, and capable of, just state one's feelings and thoughts as they are, without all the emotional baggage. Good job Bob! By-the-way: it seems, from the comments, that some just watch too much TV... like any at all! If VS's use of this song is disrupting your enjoyment of the music... shut off the friggin' box!!!
masterhead wrote:
Come Bob..cheer up....You will get your Victoria's SXecret model soon...
That commercial makes it hard to listen to the song in the same way as I did at first. Then I found it very impressive that this uncompromising, dark song was the opening track of what would become his "come-back" album. But anyway, he once again succeeded to connect to the time spirit- and a broader audience with Time Out of Mind.
Come Bob..cheer up....You will get your Victoria's SXecret model soon...
ouch
newwavegurly wrote:
Sorry folks, Victoria's Secret has ruined this song for me.
Hey--at least he didn't sell out to Preparation H. "Hi, I'm Bob Dylan. You know, sometimes sitting on a stool for long sets night after night can be pretty painful. How does it feeeel? Pretty good, thanks to Preparation H"
RTK wrote:
Excellent CD. If I recall, Standing In The Doorway is my favorite song on the album.
Me too. Is that what it's called?
Excellent CD. If I recall, Standing In The Doorway is my favorite song on the album.
Sorry folks, Victoria's Secret has ruined this song for me.
stickytylertoo wrote:
Cool. This is a great Dylan album, perfect for RP. I'm surprised its just now getting some play.
Me too. I think it got pretty good critical attention when it came out, but not as much popular attention; I thought it was his best album in several years. Glad to see someone uploaded this cut; my upload of it was turned down. The ways of RP are shrouded in mystery...
I'm pretty sure this song is used on a Victoria's Secret TV commercial. While I suppose the lyrics are a decent fit with the commercial, the va-va-voom imagery combined with Dylan's rough vocals makes for an odd juxtaposition.
Cool. This is a great Dylan album, perfect for RP. I'm surprised its just now getting some play.