Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Restless Farewell"

Oh, all the money in my whole life I did spend
Be it mine right or wrongfully
I let it slip gladly past the hands of my friends
To tie up the time most forcefully
But the bottles are done 
We've killed each one
And the table is full and overflowed
And the corner sign
Says it's closing time
So I'll bid farewell and be down the road.

Oh, every man that ever I've touched
I did not do it harmfully
And every man that ever I've hurt
I did not do it knowingly
But to remain as friends
You need the time
To make amends and stay behind
And since my feet are now fast
And point away from the past
I'll bid farewell and be down the line.

Oh, every foe that ever I faced
The cause was there before we came
And every cause that ever I fought
I fought it full without regret or shame
But the dark does die
As the shade is drawn and somebody's eyes
Must meet the dawn
And  if  I see the day
I'd only have to stay
So I'd bid farewell in the night and be gone.

Oh, every thought that has strung a knot in my mind
I might go insane if it couldn't be sprung
But it's not to stand naked under unknowing eyes
It's for myself and my friends; my stories are sung
But time ain't tall, yet on time you depend
And no word is possessed by no special friend
And though the line is cut
It ain't quite the end
I'll just bid farewell till we meet again.

Oh, a false clock tries to tick out my time
To disgrace, distract, and bother me
And the dirt of gossip blows into my face
And the dust of rumors covers me
But if the arrow is straight
And the point is slick
It can pierce through the dust, no matter how thick
So I'll make my stand
And remain as I am
And bid farewell and not give a damn.

~ Bob Dylan

~ Beannaichte'
 8 June, 2016


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