It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Album: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
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  • You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
    But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
    Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
    Crying like a fire in the sun
    Look out, the saints are comin' through
    And it's all over now, baby blue

    The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
    Take what you have gathered from coincidence
    The empty-handed painter from your streets
    Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets
    The sky, too, is folding under you
    And it's all over now, baby blue

    All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home
    Your empty-handed army is all going home
    You lover who just walked out your door
    Has taken all his blankets from the floor
    The carpet, too, is moving under you
    And it's all over now, baby blue

    Leave your stepping stones behind now, something calls for you
    Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you
    The vagabond who's rapping at your door
    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
    Strike another match, go start anew
    And it's all over now, baby blue Writer/s: Bob Dylan
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 2

  • Thesteward from Hills Of Western MassWritten in the guise of a lover’s breakup, this about the start of the slow moving American apocalypse, which was beginning at the time this was written. (And continues.) A call to to change your entire world view and become a new person because the “times they are a-changing.”
  • Dylanfan from Socal UsaI was always told the song is the plot from the film noir movie "Gun Crazy" released in 1950.
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