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Lyrics, Poetry and Prose IX

A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. This week we feature some songs about love on the rocks. The artists are Bob Seger, Stevie Nicks, and Bob Dylan and each of them wrote the featured song and each of the song has a different feel. The Dylan video is from a live performance by an older Dylan backed up by Eric Clapton, with a different take on the same material. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information. You have some favorite lyrics? Please share…

It’s been coming on so long
You were just the last to know
It’s been a long time since you’ve smiled
Seems like oh so long ago
Now the stage has all been set
And the nights are growing cold
Soon the winter will be here
And there’s no one warm to hold
Now the lines have all been read
And you knew them all by heart
Now you move toward the door
Here it comes the hardest part

Famous Final Scene Singer and writer Bob Seger

I took my love, took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
‘Til the landslide brought me down
Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Landslide Singer and writer Stevie Nicks

I’m walkin’ down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
But goodbye’s too good a word, gal
So I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright Singer: Bob Dylan accompanied by Eric Clapton, Writer: Bob Dylan