bob dylan i want you

I Want You by Bob Dylan

Song Title: I Want You
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Blonde on Blonde
Year: 1966

Why I never skip it?
I first got into Dylan when I was in my “I am fourteen and I am deep” phase. I am currently in my “I am thirty-three and I am still deep” phase, so I still love Bob. This is a beautifully simple love song. Recently I have introduced my wife to it. We both have a soft spot for the way Dylan sings “suit” and “flute”, and Kate is scarily good at recreating it.

Favourite Lyric:
Now your dancing child with his Chinese suit he
Spoke to me, I took his flute

Lyrics:
The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn, but it’s
Not that way, I wasn’t born to lose you

I want you
I want you
I want you, so bad
Honey, I want you

The drunken politician leaps
Upon the street where mothers weep
And the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you
And I wait for them to interrupt
Me drinkin’ from my broken cup
And ask me to open up the gate for you

I want you
I want you
Yes I want you, so bad
Honey, I want you

How all my fathers, they’ve gone down
True love they’ve been without it
But all their daughters put me down
’cause I don’t think about it

Well, I return to the Queen of Spades
And talk with my chambermaid
She knows that I’m not afraid to look at her
She is good to me and there’s
Nothing she doesn’t see
She knows where I’d like to be but it doesn’t
Matter

I want you
I want you
Yes I want you, so bad
Honey, I want you

Now your dancing child with his Chinese suit he
Spoke to me, I took his flute
No, I wasn’t very cute to him, was I?
But I did it, because he lied and
Because he took you for a ride
And because time was on his side and
Because I

Want you
I want you
Yes I want you, so bad
Honey, I want you