"One Too Many Mornings" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Down the street the dogs are barkin'
And the day is a-gettin' dark
As the night comes in a-fallin'
The dogs'll lose their bark
An' the silent night will shatter
From the sounds inside my mind
Yes, I'm one too many mornings
And a thousand miles behind

From the crossroads of my doorstep
My eyes they start to fade
And I turn my head back to the room
Where my love and I have laid
An' I gaze back to the street
The sidewalk and the sign
And I'm one too many mornings
An' a thousand miles behind

It's a restless hungry feeling
That don't mean no one no good
When ev'rything I'm a-sayin'
You can say it just as good
You're right from your side
I'm right from mine
We're both just one too many mornings
An' a thousand miles behind


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"One Too Many Mornings" as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +5
    My InterpretationAgain love is the engine for Dylan. I think the song is about realizing that it was a mistake. Nothing got more shiny by meeting each other. things get dull and over-realistic. No dialog - just confrontation. "we weren't made for each other" - so what!
    As in "It aint me, babe" (mentioned erlier)the man leaves a relation with pride, not sobbing. This girl was just not IT!
    Males can learn a lot from his attitude to relationships. He is not bitter, he doesn't blame himself. He just reasons that this didn't work. No freudian digging, just noticing that our love didn't lift us up; but build us down, and now I have to build it all up again. Hard work - but endurable.
    Strong male attitude in these hard times for male strenghts.
    moonmaanon May 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhy are there no comments on this? seriously, this might be my favorite dylan song. it's a song that reminds me of those insomniac nights, so lonely and beautiful.
    BorrowedTuneon December 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has morphed several times. The 1975 'Rolling Thunder Review' version on 'Hard Rain' has an added verse, but my own personal favourite is the Live 1966 version. It's just a song about agreeing to disagree. The last verse sums it up.
    elephant_rangeon February 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song. I know I'm not alone when I say how much that 'restless hungry feeling' rings true.. when everything feels like shit, and there doesn't feel like anything left to tie you down, and you just want to get away. Heavily reminiscent of 'It Ain't Me Babe'.
    dongiovannion March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere is the additional half-verse from the "Hard Rain" live album:

    I've no right to be here
    If you've no right to stay
    Until we're both one too many mornings
    And a thousand miles away
    Mad Woman Moonon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA good song of analagous theme is John Mayer's "Quiet," don't bother telling me he's no Dylan, I know, but just a sugesstion for a different take on the wee small hours.
    myfriendbrennon June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my fav dylan songs i think its about two people breaking up and not knowing why they did it
    dylanfan71on June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe 2 had a falling out, and as soon as she felt unloved, she hit the road. He broke her heart so she left. After she left, he was willing to do almost anything to get her back, thinking irrationally almost. He wanted to go after her, but she could be anywhere. As soon as he gets out the front door, he wants to ask for directions. He puts himself into a panic, and nearly passes out when he realized he's not going to find her. The “restless hunger feeling" is just your heart being shattered into a million pieces, and he knows that she was feeling the same thing after he pushed her away.
    dougl88on November 28, 2014   Link

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