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Bob Dylan — One More Cup Of Coffee
Album: Desire
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7.5

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Total ratings: 2210









Released: 1976
Length: 3:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Your breath is sweet, your eyes are like
Two jewels in the sky.
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie.
But I don't sense affection
No gratitude or love.
Your loyalty is not to me but to the stars above.

Chourus :
One more cup of coffee for the road.
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go,
To the valley below.

Your daddy he's an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade.
He'll teach you how to pick an' choose
And how to throw the blade.
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude.
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food.

Chorus

Your sister sees the future
Like your momma and yourself.
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf.
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark.
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark.

Chorus
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+1 to 9 for this one.  Love the violin and the drums on this one.  And Bob's voice sounds great too!  Long Live RP!!
 westslope wrote:

Desire and Blood on the Tracks were Dylan's best musical outputs.



Agree 100 %.
But maybe just the most accessible if not a huge folk music fan.
 secretsauce wrote:
If you haven't seen 'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorcese' (currently available on Netflix). I highly recommend!  This song (and violinist Scarlet Rivera), and 'Hurricane' (from the same album) are featured in the concert footage, and back-story to the film. 


Was a great flick and Scarlet Rivera is divine
If you haven't seen 'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorcese' (currently available on Netflix). I highly recommend!  This song (and violinist Scarlet Rivera), and 'Hurricane' (from the same album) are featured in the concert footage, and back-story to the film. 
Hats off to Scarlet Rivera (violinist).
Dylan CAN sing
Can't explain exactly why, but somehow this ends up being my favorite Dylan song--and I love just about everything he's done.
Nobel prize?

Indeed.
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:

You must be over 60 now. So, how does it feel? Bob Dylan was 35 when the album was released; it's strange to believe that a similarly-aged person would not be able to appreciate his music. Historically the creative output of artistic geniuses quite regularly peaked in their 20s and 30s, not their 50s and 60s. 
 


Sadly, Cynaera, is no longer with us!



 Cynaera wrote:
This whole CD was a mainstay in my early days. And shut up, you little twenty/thirty-year olds. You were too young to appreciate it and now, you're still too young to appreciate it. Geez - sometimes it feels really good to be over fifty... {#Lol}
 
You must be over 60 now. So, how does it feel? Bob Dylan was 35 when the album was released; it's strange to believe that a similarly-aged person would not be able to appreciate his music. Historically the creative output of artistic geniuses quite regularly peaked in their 20s and 30s, not their 50s and 60s. 
Okay: compare Dylan's vocals from this song with his vocals from, say, Lay Lady Lay with his vocals from, say, Positively 4th street. He can out-phrase anybody but Sinatra, sure. But, to boldly  go where no fan has gone before: Dylan can also sing....
 woody_woodstock wrote:
Great song. Maybe even better when performed by Frazey Ford, love this cover version!
 

Check the version from Sertab Erener. It takes this song 1000 levels above!
Ah. Mr Alias. 
Sublime.
WHAT?? How did you guys know this is my all time favorite Dylan song. You're the greatest
 Hannio wrote:
They are going to be wired by the time they get to that valley.
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
One more cup of decaf just doesn't have the same ring to it.  ; )
 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
pagibaru wrote:
Is this really Emmy Lou singing on this one?

 
It can only be the one and only Emmylou!
Wearing fur coats, drinking coffee, singing with Emmylou, riding down to Hell...what a life.   
Is this really Emmy Lou singing on this one?
 tkosh wrote:
Dylan's last great album, in my opinion.  Really great album!  Maybe you had to be there..

 
"Time out of Mind", if not great, was pretty close.  But I would agree that none of the others since Desire reach that level.

I have one big problem with this album and that is the song "Joey" about the poor misunderstood mob boss.
Bob's on the road in for shows in the midwest for October. 

Yes, coffee, coffee, coffee for a road trip, with Fall colors...if you know what I mean.     
Could be my fave song title ever.
Great song. Maybe even better when performed by Frazey Ford, love this cover version!
 Hannio wrote:
They are going to be wired by the time they get to that valley.
 
One more cup of decaf just doesn't have the same ring to it.  ; )
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Desire and Blood on the Tracks were Dylan's best musical outputs.
 tkosh wrote:
Dylan's last great album, in my opinion.  Really great album!  Maybe you had to be there..

 
I agree with you
Not a huge BD fan and I haven't heard this song before but WOW!  I love it.{#Jump}
Dylan's last great album, in my opinion.  Really great album!  Maybe you had to be there..
Hey, 

Who is that on the album cover? I think...I think...it's "Alias"! 

Keep singing Bob...whiny voice, whiny fiddle, whiny back-up singer. Who cares.  
{#Guitarist} the follow up to blood on the tracks / great stories great follow up
They are going to be wired by the time they get to that valley.
 eveliko wrote:
I don't dare to rate any Dylan song because I understand he's a genius, however I am totally insensitive to his music (and his harmonica which I'm trying to forget), and especially to his singing style (where I'm always trying to imagine it's somebody else singing). I'm sure Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré or Serge Gainsbourg create the same culture clash and non-communicativeness in the English world...
Sincere apologies to the fans, didn't mean to hurt.

 
you haven't hurt my feelings, I just feel sorry for you if you don't get Bob..
For moments, he sings like he desperately wanted to sound like Manolo Caracol.

Sorry. Didn't want to be nasty.
the whole album is very good 
if it helps, sing the lyrics to Portisheads Roads.
AT LAST the ONE song he's is trying to sing in tune, probably getting some challenge from Mrs Harris duet. 
And the fiddle takes over the harmonica ... So good.  
transcendental
I don't dare to rate any Dylan song because I understand he's a genius, however I am totally insensitive to his music (and his harmonica which I'm trying to forget), and especially to his singing style (where I'm always trying to imagine it's somebody else singing). I'm sure Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré or Serge Gainsbourg create the same culture clash and non-communicativeness in the English world...
Sincere apologies to the fans, didn't mean to hurt.
 crogers wrote:
You too!  
(BTW, if there was an emoticon for raising a glass of 21 year-old Balvenie to your health, I'd stick it right here!)
 
OMG, my mouth is watering.  ; )
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Thanks for being a good sport. {#Cheers}

 
You too!  

(BTW, if there was an emoticon for raising a glass of 21 year-old Balvenie to your health, I'd stick it right here!)
 crogers wrote:
Oh, I do.  But if I don't whine once in a while, someone might think I like everything.  Can't have that.   {#Biggrin}
 
Thanks for being a good sport. {#Cheers}

They should use this on Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'.


 On_The_Beach wrote:

Quit whining like a baby and hit the PSD button.

 
Oh, I do.  But if I don't whine once in a while, someone might think I like everything.  Can't have that.   {#Biggrin}


 crogers wrote:
And again.  Like a despondent yodeler with a sore throat and a cattle prod up 'im. 
 
Quit whining like a baby and hit the PSD button.
And again.  Like a despondent yodeler with a sore throat and a cattle prod up 'im.  {#Frustrated}

The Truth
Ah yes, it's old Yodel-Croaker messing with my calm again.  Geez.
 stalfnzo wrote:
I knew that something was up because my cats started spitting and my dogs started howling. That noise! Dylan! Please, make it stop! PSD

 
Ha....!!!
I knew that something was up because my cats started spitting and my dogs started howling. That noise! Dylan! Please, make it stop! PSD
 Sbed wrote:
it's morning here, and i' m sitting listening to this wonderful set and thinking how wonderful music can be in your life when you least expect it.

thank you! 
 
Agree totally! One of his best albums for my taste!
One of my least favorite Dylan songs. 

Oh, wait.... They're all my least favorite. 
He's a free-wheelin, rambling, Bobby on this one. 

This song always makes me think that he's thinking: "I'll sing this song any damn way I please...leave if you don't like it". Attitude. Yeah baby! 
Wow! What a magical  combination!
it's morning here, and i' m sitting listening to this wonderful set and thinking how wonderful music can be in your life when you least expect it.

thank you! 
 The experience might deserve a 2 but song surely does not.   (but yeah, why this would ever be considered a wedding song is beyond me!)

stunix wrote:
hate it hate it hate it. maybe because the first time i heard it was by the bride and groom at their wedding.   it was a really bad rendition, which was a shame as they do other stuff really well, just not this.    It was a real durge and brought the whole party thing down at a time that i was having trouble seeing straight.   I spent what seemed like an eternity hoping that they would suddenly break in to "tie a yellow ribbon"  they didnt, they just kept on with this "one more cup of coffee" repetition.   Sorry bob, a two!
https://goo.gl/uD17LO

 


Great song, great album!
 old_shep wrote:
Dylan is the only true genius that I can understand.

 
Funny. I can't understand a word of it.
 old_shep wrote:
Dylan is the only true genius that I can understand.

 

Do you mind if I use this?
hate it hate it hate it. maybe because the first time i heard it was by the bride and groom at their wedding.   it was a really bad rendition, which was a shame as they do other stuff really well, just not this.    It was a real durge and brought the whole party thing down at a time that i was having trouble seeing straight.   I spent what seemed like an eternity hoping that they would suddenly break in to "tie a yellow ribbon"  they didnt, they just kept on with this "one more cup of coffee" repetition.   Sorry bob, a two!


https://goo.gl/uD17LO
In those days you truly didn't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blew. No matter what stuff Dylan puts out now, I will always love and respect him for the amazing music he created in those times.


steeler wrote:

That_SOB wrote:

I hearken back to the early 60' s when Dylan's first albums were finding play at underground FM

stations. Albums like.——

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan—The Times They Are a-Changin—- Highway 61 Revisited—and later Blonde on Blonde

By 1967 the US was deeply involved a the conflict in Southeast Asia. Friends were coming home

in boxes, and by 1969 Nixon was sure that N.Vietnam could be bombed into peace. By then a dozen of my friends and a first cousin were dead and those of us in that age group who were still at home wanted to stay here. But the draft had started calling guys up, and many of us had decided we didn't see Vietnam as a threat to the US, and certainly not worth the lives of thousands of men who were dying there. Dylan wrote approx. 81 anti-war songs during that time (1962-1974) some of them classics like: "With God on Our Side", A Hard Rain's a Gonna' Fall, Masters of War, "Blowin in the Wind" and those of us who loved our country but didn't agree with the politics of that war, found a friend in Dylan. He spoke for us, justified us, and unified us. We were by no means the "Chickens" Nixon and co. called us, had any county attacked us, we would have been there to defend in a heartbeat. By 1974 more than 58,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam while over 153,000 were wounded,and the country was sadly divided.But the war was over and it was time for the USA to heal. Those who didn't live through it can't know what people like Dylan meant to us, how he and others like him helped bring an end to the seemingly never-ending caskets covered by US flags being flown back to the states day after day. If Dylan and others like him helped save one life, they accomplished their purpose. I will always be grateful for their support, they will always have a special place in my heart as they did what I wish I could have. They hastened an end to a war that was tearing this country apart and ending the lives of so many of it's finest.. To the day I die, I will be thankful for Dylan's contribution to life, and for the lives of my friends,who are still with me today.

Compare and contrast:

Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...



 


seminal wind
Dylan is an amazing song writer but I don't get why people think he should sing those songs.  This is just awful, like 2 cats fighting under a full moon at midnight.
Awesome!  Thanks for playing this!
steeler:  

If you are or were a movement person, mobilizing against the Vietnam War AND dancing buck-naked were more than compatible activities.  

There was no contradiction. 


Now we can wonder if folks who drink martinis and play golf were also mobilizing against the war.........   
Joan ..... and then Bob.  What a coincidence
Dylan is the only true genius that I can understand.
or that SOB? not sure?
thank you so much for your historical perspective, Steeler ... truly profound ... truly ...

That_SOB wrote:

I hearken back to the early 60' s when Dylan's first albums were finding play at underground FM

stations. Albums like.——

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan—The Times They Are a-Changin—- Highway 61 Revisited—and later Blonde on Blonde

By 1967 the US was deeply involved a the conflict in Southeast Asia. Friends were coming home

in boxes, and by 1969 Nixon was sure that N.Vietnam could be bombed into peace. By then a dozen of my friends and a first cousin were dead and those of us in that age group who were still at home wanted to stay here. But the draft had started calling guys up, and many of us had decided we didn't see Vietnam as a threat to the US, and certainly not worth the lives of thousands of men who were dying there. Dylan wrote approx. 81 anti-war songs during that time (1962-1974) some of them classics like: "With God on Our Side", A Hard Rain's a Gonna' Fall, Masters of War, "Blowin in the Wind" and those of us who loved our country but didn't agree with the politics of that war, found a friend in Dylan. He spoke for us, justified us, and unified us. We were by no means the "Chickens" Nixon and co. called us, had any county attacked us, we would have been there to defend in a heartbeat. By 1974 more than 58,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam while over 153,000 were wounded,and the country was sadly divided.But the war was over and it was time for the USA to heal. Those who didn't live through it can't know what people like Dylan meant to us, how he and others like him helped bring an end to the seemingly never-ending caskets covered by US flags being flown back to the states day after day. If Dylan and others like him helped save one life, they accomplished their purpose. I will always be grateful for their support, they will always have a special place in my heart as they did what I wish I could have. They hastened an end to a war that was tearing this country apart and ending the lives of so many of it's finest.. To the day I die, I will be thankful for Dylan's contribution to life, and for the lives of my friends,who are still with me today.

Compare and contrast:

Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


This song takes me to a far away place.
It's like Dylan's "Song of Solomon"

-->
Your lips are like a scarlet thread,
    and your mouth is lovely.
Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
    behind your veil.


Muse Maybe?
 helgigermany wrote:
Exellent album!

 
I agree!  This album is different and I like the whole mood it sets and the sounds he chose
                   Yay!!   Joan and Bob back to back....God and Goddess - like!
                                                      {#Clap}  {#Drummer}  {#Boohoo}


Joan Baez followed by this...of course, like a glove.
Exellent album!
{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}  Dylan at his very best.

"Godlike" song from a "Godlike" album
{#Clap}    {#Clap}   {#Clap}
 tulfan wrote:
Why not Mozambique?

 

Sure why not?
One of the few songs from BD I can dig...
another mini novel. love it.
Why not Mozambique?
I love this song, but the drums are, um, bombastic?
Gots to be careful what you say in the Rolling Stone mag these days...in France they are prosecuting Dylan for foolish comments he made...
Not only the great Emmylou Harris on backup vocals but the exceptional Scarlet Rivera (born Donna Shea) on violin!
Oh man!! My subconscious always knew that was Emmylou on backups, but I never actually knew that was her!
#awesome.
 BBoyes wrote:
Is that Emmylou singing with him? Sounds like her.

 
Certainly is.  Lovely.
were there really 38 people who deliberately voted 1 for this song???
I love this following Diamonds and Rust, no doubt giving fodder for the opportunity to over analyze. Great song, Great Album.  Great American Poet. 
 BBoyes wrote:
Is that Emmylou singing with him? Sounds like her.

 
Is it Stevie Nicks - sounds like her too?
Good stuff!! {#Good-vibes}
Love this song, had to crank up my speakers!
:-) once I get some sweet kisses from one boy and this music was playing in the room. What a nice memory!!
 oldfart48 wrote:
just one more cup.......{#Notworthy}{#Bounce}....maybe 2   {#Boohoo}...3?{#Sunny}

 




just one more cup.......{#Notworthy}{#Bounce}
 Orodrigues wrote:
Maybe the most beautiful Bob's song... Just 10! 

 
Ditto! Definitely my favorite Dylan track.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


 That_SOB wrote:
 
 
I hearken back to the early 60' s when Dylan's first albums were finding play at underground FM
stations. Albums like.——
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan—The Times They Are a-Changin—- Highway 61 Revisited—and later Blonde on Blonde 
By 1967 the US was deeply involved a the conflict in Southeast Asia. Friends were coming home
in boxes, and by 1969 Nixon was sure that N.Vietnam could be bombed into peace. By then a dozen of my friends and a first cousin were dead and those of us in that age group who were still at home wanted to stay here. But the draft had started calling guys up, and many of us had decided we didn't see Vietnam as a threat to the US, and certainly not worth the lives of thousands of men who were dying there. Dylan wrote approx. 81 anti-war songs during that time (1962-1974) some of them classics like: "With God on Our Side", A Hard Rain's a Gonna' Fall, Masters of War, "Blowin in the Wind"   and those of us who loved our country but didn't agree with the politics of that war, found a friend in Dylan. He spoke for us, justified us, and unified us. We were by no means the "Chickens" Nixon and co. called us, had any county attacked us, we would have been there to defend in a heartbeat. By 1974  more than 58,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam while over 153,000 were wounded,and the country was sadly divided.But the war was over and it was time for the USA to heal. Those who didn't live through it can't know what people like Dylan meant to us, how he and others like him helped bring an end to the seemingly never-ending caskets covered by US flags being flown back to the states day after day. If Dylan and others like him helped save one life, they accomplished their purpose. I will always be grateful for their support, they will always have a special place in my heart as they did what I wish I could have. They hastened an end to a war that was tearing this country apart and ending the lives of so many of it's finest.. To the day I die, I will be thankful for Dylan's contribution to life, and for the lives of my friends,who are still with me today.


 
What music can do, what it did, what he said.
Maybe the most beautiful Bob's song... Just 10! 
Bill, how sly.  Right after "Diamonds and Rust" 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...  love this song...
 
Putting me into this fine trance.
 
Jeez, Bill, it's time to leave work and you play Baez and then Dylan.. oh well..
One more song on RP for the road.

that cover photo reminds me of a Sam Peckinpah movie: 
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James CoburnKris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan. Written by Rudy Wurlitzer, the film is about an aging Pat Garrett, hired as a lawman by a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. Dylan composed several songs for the movie's score and soundtrack album Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, which was released the same year.  Peckinpah had never heard of Dylan before, but was reportedly moved by hearing Dylan play the proposed title song and hired him immediately. Among the songs written by Dylan for the film was "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," still regarded as one of rock music's most enduring anthems.
Never a Dylan fan. Usually hard to understand his voice. This is excellent, though. The bass intro and the violin added to the interest. 
 rockpommel16 wrote:

....so do i....and give it a solid 2...instead of a 1 like the most other dylan-songs......

 
Voor mij een 9.
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
I've never been a big Dylan fan but Love this tune....  I think EmmyLou is a good influence on Bob.  

{#Bananasplit}

 
I agree with this statement 100% Was even given free tickets to see him live one time and was mildly entertained.. but this one? Amazing
I hope it's "bird friendly" shade-grown coffee.
I've never been a big Dylan fan but Love this tune....  I think EmmyLou is a good influence on Bob.  

{#Bananasplit}
10 - for the violin alone
Love love love

Love this classic song, from a great album...

Bob Dylan's most recent album is called Tempest... for more information about his latest album, look here...
 


Is that Emmylou singing with him? Sounds like her.
Holy cow, he can sing?!
Don't bogart that joint!
Reliable Bob!

More Bob! More Bob! It's Friday...c'mon.

Something from Blood on the Tracks, maybe?

 

One of his best off one of his best albums.

 

A solid 10.


 jadewahoo wrote:
I don't have a 'favorite' Dylan song... gawd what an immense choice that would be!... but if I did, this would be it.
 
....so do i....and give it a solid 2...instead of a 1 like the most other dylan-songs......
This is one of my favorite tunes of his.
Just saw his show yesterday in montreal, very touching, very inspired from still a true artist and visionnary.
Baez and Dylan belong together, categorically.  Both are seminal to the great folks sounds!