Thursday, August 02, 2012

I married Isis on the fifth day of May

One of my favorite scraps of dialog of all time in a song comes from Bob Dylan's Isis:
She said "Where ya been ?"
I said "No place special."
She said "You look different."
I said "Well, I guess"
She said "You been gone."
I said "That's only natural."
She said "You gonna stay ?"
I said "If you want me to, yes."

Unfortunately there is no instance of the original recording from the album Desire available online, and no other version, including Dylan doing it live, can hold a candle to the original. The secret, I believe, is the emphasis on the percussive aspects of the piano.

You can hear a brief clip of the original at Rhapsody.

And speaking of Dylan, it's John Lennon and Bob Dylan in a car.