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Bob Dylan - Never Say Goodbye


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Planet Waves is usually overlooked, mostly because people tend to focus on Blood On The Tracks, which was released just after it. But it is a phenomenal record, with Dylan being joined by The Band, which provides great instrumental parts as usual.

"Never Say Goodbye" has got to be my favourite song from it. It's just perfect. First, the lyrics:

North wind about to break

On footprints in the snow

Silence down below.

You're beautiful beyond words

You're beautiful to me

You can make me cry

Never say goodbye.

My dreams are made of iron and steel

With a big bouquet

Of roses hanging down

From the heavens to the ground.

The crashing waves roll over me

As I stand upon the sand

Wait for you to come

And grab hold of my hand.

Oh, baby, baby, baby blue

You'll change your last name, too

You've turned your hair to brown

Love to see it hangin' down.

The lyrics are just plain beautiful. Add that to the brilliance of Robbie Robertson's guitar and Levon Helm's drums, and it has everything. One of my favourite songs ever.

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