December 14, 2016

Something Wonderful: Where black is the color, where none is the number

Accepting the Nobel Prize for Bob Dylan is Patti Smith singing "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"Even more touching when she loses the thread of the lyric and apologizes and goes on....

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one?

I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’

I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest

Where the people are many and their hands are all empty

Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters

Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison

Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden

Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten

Where black is the color, where none is the number

And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it

And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it

Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’

But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’

And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall | The Official Bob Dylan Site

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 14, 2016 10:31 AM
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Not going to listen. I love young Bob too much for that sentimental sobby stuff.

Posted by: pbird at December 14, 2016 10:44 AM