Up To Me

Album: Cardiff Rose (1976)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Bob Dylan and recorded by Dylan during the Blood on the Tracks sessions of 1974. Dylan decided to rewrite the lyrics and record the song as "Shelter From the Storm," keeping the same melody and spare acoustic guitar/bass/harmonica setting of the first version. Much the way he did in his Byrds days, McGuinn electrified the song and turned it into a folk-rock gem. McGuinn apparently picked the song up from Dylan when they were hanging around together during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, of which McGuinn was a part.
  • The acoustic Dylan version wasn't released until the early '90s when it appeared on the The Bootleg Series Vol. I-III. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    kevin - Reading, PA, for above 2

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top Proverb

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Michelle Branch

Michelle BranchSongwriter Interviews

Michelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Brandi Carlile

Brandi CarlileSongwriter Interviews

As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.