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Bob Dylan — Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
Album: Nashville Skyline
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 963









Released: 1969
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Throw my ticket out the window,
Throw my suitcase out there, too,
Throw my troubles out the door,
I don't need them any more
'Cause tonight I'll be staying here with you.

I should have left this town this morning
But it was more than I could do.
Oh, your love comes on so strong
And I've waited all day long
For tonight when I'll be staying here with you.

Is it really any wonder
The love that a stranger might receive.
You cast your spell and I went under,
I find it so difficult to leave.

I can hear that whistle blowin',
I see that stationmaster, too,
If there's a poor boy on the street,
Then let him have my seat
'Cause tonight I'll be staying here with you.

Throw my ticket out the window,
Throw my suitcase out there, too,
Throw my troubles out the door,
I don't need them any more
'Cause tonight I'll be staying here with you.
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 lizardking wrote:
Anti-smoking groups should have used his voice on this ablum as their "poster-child" of what smoking does to the voice.  I've got this one at 9 and it's fine if you don't like it (just don't whine) - Long Live RP!!
 

Was it the smoking?  I always thought he purposely changed his voice for this album.
Radio Paradise schools me daily, didn't know Bob could sound like that
 MassivRuss wrote:

Ah, Bob's "other" voice. 
 
I remember loving Lay Lady Lay when I was in 7th grade....
yes, this one has melody....   MassivRuss wrote:

Ah, Bob's "other" voice. 
 

 

idiot_wind wrote:

Bobby in a romantic mood. He's just an old softie.


Great for setting the mood today too! Thanks Bill! Happy Pal-entine's y'all!


jahgirl8 wrote:

Bobby who? Guess I'm always on the outside. Y'all have history. It's no wonder so many bail on the forum so quick. I bet there are like 94 percent more who listen than ever post. I've got bigger balls, but I'm quite certain y'all chased multitudes away.  Those superior insulting things some of you say... that's all it takes.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Bobby in a romantic mood. He's just an old softie. 
 
Great for setting the mood today too! Thanks Bill! Happy Pal-entine's y'all!
 Bleyfusz wrote:
With the first few notes I could have sworn The Weight was coming in. Is something wrong with me?
 
Agreed - Highly likely that it was written while Dylan and the Band were living/working in West Saugerties.  Surprisingly though , none of the Band appear as musicians in the album credits.
Anti-smoking groups should have used his voice on this ablum as their "poster-child" of what smoking does to the voice.  I've got this one at 9 and it's fine if you don't like it (just don't whine) - Long Live RP!!

Ah, Bob's "other" voice. 
With the first few notes I could have sworn The Weight was coming in. Is something wrong with me?
 lawman wrote:

Yeh - he was coming out of his helium phase at this time.

 
... into his horn-dog period
That's almost exactly what I say, but mine is more like, "Great. Now I have to suffer through the next few minutes as my ears start bleeding."

yippee wrote:
great

 

great
 Steely_D wrote:
Saw Joan Osborne last month and this was one of the five (!) Dylan songs she sang.
It was really nice. 

 
love this sweet tune : ) 

lucky man  Steely_D  rock on!
Bobby never wanted to do anything normal, and that has kept him relevant .  I think it's great
 jimtyrrell wrote:
This is a good Dylan song and would have been better if the prouducer hadn t put so much Nashville in it. 7

 
and why does he sing like that on this album?
 ODAD wrote:
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  Great song with a beautiful picture


Bobby in a romantic mood. He's just an old softie. 
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Saw Joan Osborne last month and this was one of the five (!) Dylan songs she sang.
It was really nice. 
This is a good Dylan song and would have been better if the prouducer hadn t put so much Nashville in it. 7
The simple songs on this album are among his very best!
{#Bananajam}So good. SO SO good{#Bananajam}
Bob Dylan the Frog... I kid... I love it. Such an earnest effort to be a "singer" on this album. 
 primm wrote:
{#Music} one of his more underated albums and a gem? thanks bill that was treat indeed

 
a treat indeed - well said primm
{#Music} one of his more underated albums and a gem? thanks bill that was treat indeed
Too bad he smoked - his voice was much better when this was recorded.
Dylan is great, this is a sweetie-pie of a tune
 Artym wrote:
And everyone in our retail store just started singing...

 
Some weeks after, I can see this moment as in a film!
Singing alone in my living room, opposite side of planet earth.
And everyone in our retail store just started singing...
Dylan the Van Morrison-like crooner. Play Bobby Play. 
Today is Thanksgiving, so we should all say what we're thankful for. I'm thankful for PSD.
like a good wine 
 hschlossberg wrote:
hschlossberg wrote:
This could well be my very favorite Dylan album.  And yet I still rate it a '1'.  What a shame after such great music by World Party, Roxy Music and Koop.

JHZ wrote:
Are you really stupid enough to listen to 30 plus Albums by an artist whose best you are rating "sucko barfo" or were you going for an exaggeration as comic effect thing?
 
No, listening to one entire Dylan album in one sitting would drive me to slit my wrists.  Listening to just one Dylan song often drives me to the PSD button to keep my sanity.  I just came back to rate this song a '1' after hearing it again, but then I saw I'd already rated it a one (and then saw your comment).  At least I'm consistent.  

 

Just moved this up to 10.
hschlossberg wrote:
This could well be my very favorite Dylan album.  And yet I still rate it a '1'.  What a shame after such great music by World Party, Roxy Music and Koop.

JHZ wrote:
Are you really stupid enough to listen to 30 plus Albums by an artist whose best you are rating "sucko barfo" or were you going for an exaggeration as comic effect thing?
 
No, listening to one entire Dylan album in one sitting would drive me to slit my wrists.  Listening to just one Dylan song often drives me to the PSD button to keep my sanity.  I just came back to rate this song a '1' after hearing it again, but then I saw I'd already rated it a one (and then saw your comment).  At least I'm consistent.  
love it
Great album, great song - I be liking it!
Very nice song!
{#Cheers} 9 {#Cheers}
Do people actually play songs like this on purpose?
Beautiful!

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 
 hschlossberg wrote:


This could well be my very favorite Dylan album.  And yet I still rate it a '1'.  What a shame after such great music by World Party, Roxy Music and Koop.

 
Are you really stupid enough to listen to 30 plus Albums by an artist whose best you are rating "sucko barfo" or were you going for an exaggeration as comic effect thing?
The "Excuse me, I swallowed a golf-ball.", era Dylan.

Imagine the name of this singer were Bud Zammermen - everybody would rate this song to be a 2 - except me!

 

I gave it a 1!!!!


What a funny voice.  Still love it though.  
 
 DaMoGan wrote:


Wow, I don't think I remember that particular muppet...

 

looks like a clash fan................
 Bleyfusz wrote:

Well. He was not there, ya know.



 

he does have mps. lots of acid will do that...............what? oh yeah............dis.. or dat order.
 coy wrote:
who said the old goat couldn't sing ?

 
You have to admit: he's actually trying. Jim Nabors isn't too pleased by the sonic likeness, though...

The first few times I heard "Lay Lady Lay" on the radio, I couldn't figure who was singing. Maybe Bob was contractually obligated on this album to do his vocal best. 
more proof , bob CAN sing...........{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}{#Sunny}{#Guitarist}{#Cowboy}
I saw Bob play on Wed nite...outside venue...in St Paul.


Fascinating show...this strage little man playing in front of 14,000 people.


Play on Bob. Play on.  
A 10 here as well.....so nice to hear this ......great job, RP!


marvelous...
 
 Baketown wrote:
Great Album! Second favorite Dylan album (Blood on the Tracks comes in first in my book)

 

This could well be my very favorite Dylan album.  And yet I still rate it a '1'.  What a shame after such great music by World Party, Roxy Music and Koop.
Big Fat 10!!  {#Bananapiano}
Great Album! Second favorite Dylan album (Blood on the Tracks comes in first in my book)


Everybody in my church loves this song...

Bob Dylan has a new album out called Tempest...  for more information about the new album, look here...


Back then, this and Lay Lady Lay were the only 2 tracks that could get me to block the ramp to the underground garage until they had finished playing.
who said the old goat couldn't sing ?
From Wiki: "

Dylan was also singing with a soft, smooth, country-tinged croon, and many listeners were startled by this 'new' voice. Dylan attributed it to a break from cigarettes, but a number of friends and family members were able to draw a connection between his 'new' voice and the one he used while performing at the Ten O' Clock Scholar in Minneapolis and the Purple Onion pizza parlor in Saint Paul, during the winter and spring of 1960."

Also:

"When sessions resumed on February 17, "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You" was the primary focus, and a master take was selected from a total of eleven takes."


 gvan wrote:
I love My Morning Jacket!... Wait...
 
Ha!
not my favorite dylan album. i never liked whatever he (or someone) did to his voice. sounds like he's trying to sing "correctly."
Whats really funny is all the songs from this album are in the RP archive
some have never been played but still have a 7 rating 
Jeff Beck Group does my favorite version of this song.
 weevilkinevil wrote:
He sounds like a Muppett
 

Wow, I don't think I remember that particular muppet...
 ozzie1313 wrote:
I saw Bob a couple of time during this period and with the affected voice change was a little worried he had multiple personalities going on.
 
Well. He was not there, ya know.


 unclehud wrote:

He had a voice transplant a few years after this ...


 

{#Roflol}

He sure was cute back then....I'd like to see what his son is up to these days....Jacob

He had a voice transplant a few years after this ...


I love My Morning Jacket!... Wait...
wow, what happened after this?
I saw Bob a couple of time during this period and with the affected voice change was a little worried he had multiple personalities going on.
Bob Dylan is a legendary singer/songwritter. He's also a painter. Though, his works displayed in New York re billed as being “firsthand depictions of individuals, street scenes, structure and landscape" from Dylan's trips in Asia, are, as reported by some, really robbed pictures from previously released pictures. I read this here: Bob Dylan paintings may be copied from photographs.
This song is stellar. (The album ain't half bad, neither.)
Wait, he CAN sing?  I'm very confused.

feel so  ! {#Hearteyes}


 a_genuine_find wrote:
kermie
He sounds like Kernit THE frog here
 
LOL
Stripped-down, countrified, post-motorbike crash Bob. Not my absolute favorite, but still a 9.
kermie
He sounds like Kernit THE frog here
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Bob Dylan by Jim Marshall - By johningham42
https://www.flickr.com/photos/48693130@N03/

Copyright All rights reserved
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I enjoy the photos you post.  Thanks.

I prefer his social commentary.
I play this one in my band, always fun to cover.

Bob Dylan by Jim Marshall - By johningham42
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Copyright All rights reserved
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This is pretty damn funny.

You can never go wrong with Dylan :)
Just don't like him. I'm a heathen, I know.
I kinda like Bob's Nashville period, but I remember that many were as outraged by his daring as they were when he 'plugged in' @ Newport Folk Festival.  Such are the peregrinations of genius, IMHO.  {#Cool}


He sounds like a Muppett



Always thought his singing style on this album sounded an awful lot like Mac Davis. "Oh lord its hard to be humble...."
 lawman wrote:

Yeh - he was coming out of his helium phase at this time.

 

Best description I've ever heard of this phase of Dylan's career!

no accountin' for taste, this just happens to be my fav dylan album!

'on ya bill! ;)*



I wore this album out when I was a teenager....loved this phase of bob's multi-phased musical career....
I just played this at a friend's wedding last weekend....................they are not big fans of bob and I think I broke them in well
 bachbeet wrote:
I really liked Dylan ... until this album.  I sensed a decline in his talent though I still liked some of the songs.  Just didn't like as many as I had on his previous albums.  Then he released an even poorer album in Self Portrait (I didn't care for New Morning either).  It was a bit of a dry spell till Blood on the Tracks and Desire renewed his vision.
 
I'd agree that Self Portrait was pretty weak but I thought this and New Morning definitely had their moments. As for Blood On The Tracks . . . a masterpiece.

Leslie wrote:
Wow, I didn't recognize his voice at all!

Yeh - he was coming out of his helium phase at this time.

 shakylegs wrote:
Cool, a Jim Nabors song. Oh, wait, it's Bob Dylan.
 
that is EXACTLY what i thought.  then i remembered that Jim Nabors had a better voice than this.

 tomis wrote:
!!! This is the first Dylan I've heard where he actually *sings*
 

Have you ever heard Lay Lady Lay?


This is such a great album, I've listened to it at least 300 times... I must get it on my iPod!
Would fit on The Gilded Palace of Sin nicely.
Wow, I didn't recognize his voice at all!
"Well, GOL-leeeeeeeeee, Sergeant!"

This entire LP was knocked out in the matter of a day of two. Amazing what a quick trip to TN can do!

Cool, a Jim Nabors song. Oh, wait, it's Bob Dylan.
!!! This is the first Dylan I've heard where he actually *sings*
love to hear a happy Bob!!!
{#Sunny}

Supersuckers do a great version of this.    {#Cowboy}


 westslope wrote:

Would agree with that.

 
Ditto - Love the whimsical element though - tip of the hat on the cover sets the mood for a few of these tracks. Nice record overall, but you're right about the vision. It sure as hell kicked in with those offerings.

 bachbeet wrote:
..... It was a bit of a dry spell till Blood on the Tracks and Desire renewed his vision.
 
Would agree with that.

I really liked Dylan ... until this album.  I sensed a decline in his talent though I still liked some of the songs.  Just didn't like as many as I had on his previous albums.  Then he released an even poorer album in Self Portrait (I didn't care for New Morning either).  It was a bit of a dry spell till Blood on the Tracks and Desire renewed his vision.

Been thinking that this station does not play enough of Bob.

Good to see that being rectified.