Abandoned Love

  • I can see the turning of the key
    I've been deceived by the clown inside of me
    I thought that he was righteous but he's vain
    Oh, something's a-telling me I wear the ball and chain

    My patron saint is a-fighting with a ghost
    He's always off somewhere when I need him most
    The Spanish moon is rising on the hill
    But my heart is a-tellin' me I love you still

    I come back to the town from the flaming moon
    I see you in the streets, I begin to swoon
    I love to see you dress before the mirror
    Won't you let me in your room one time before I finally disappear?

    Everybody's wearing a disguise
    To hide what they've got left behind their eyes
    But me, I can't cover what I am
    Wherever the children go I'll follow them

    I march in the parade of liberty
    But as long as I love you I'm not free
    How long must I suffer such abuse?
    Won't you let me see your smile before I turn you loose?

    I've given up the game, I've got to leave
    The pot of gold is only make-believe
    The treasure can't be found by men who search
    Whose gods are dead and whose queens are in the church

    We sat in an empty theater and we kissed
    I asked ya please to cross me off your list
    My head tells me it's time to make a change
    But my heart is telling me I love ya but you're strange

    So one more time at midnight, near the wall
    Take off your heavy make-up and your shawl
    Won't you descend from the throne, from where you sit?
    Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
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Comments: 4

  • Ellen Kathleen Fyfe from Goderich, OntarioFirst heard this song by the Everley Brothers. Loved the lyrics from day one... got me through tough times for sure.
  • Joe from Stockholm, SwedenEventhough this was written in 75 before he released his slow train album I belive this song is about "is god real?" kind of question. Mean that he feels that the religion had fooled him "I’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me, I thought that he was righteous but he’s vain". and when it comes to the love and feelings he refers to "him"
  • Christine from Underhill, Vt"My head tells me it's time to make a change; my heart is telling me, I love you, but you're strange." That was a tagline for me and one of my old boyfriends.
  • Tam from Baton Rouge, LaOne of my favorites, this song got me through a crazy divorce.
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