"Too Late To Quit" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Takes all my might
To find a hole that feels right
To bury myself
In a deep sleep at night
I hear a voice
Coming from the hillside
Says I'll show you the way
I will show you the light

But I'm tired
I'm tired
I'm tired
I'm much too tired
I'm tired

He's says I know where you were headed
And you're half way there
But you've got to be careful
You've got to beware
Some people want to hurt you
Some people don't care
But I'm never gonna give you
Any more than you can bore

There's nothing left here to rise above
We're not talking bout' that kind of love
You;ve got people here counting on you
Now's a good time
To learn how to pull through

Sometimes a good idea
Just isn't enough
You've got to do the work
Now get your ass up
There isn't really such a thing as bad luck
Yeah, but once I shot an arrow
In the sky and it stuck

You've got to keep movin'
You've got to keep pushin'
You're never gonna get back
Anymore than you're givin'
Life is for the living
You've got to be willin'
A song ain't a song
Until someone starts singin'

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"Too Late to Quit" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentI agree that he could potentially be having a conversation with God, either that or close friend or loved one. Suicide is also a possible option as to the topic of the conversation, but I dont think its limited to that. The person being spoken to could simply be depressed, lazy (you've got to do the work, so get your ass up), or be in some sort of rut, and the person talking to him/her is trying to encourage them to get up and get past it. Many lines point to this such as "you've got to keep moving, you've got to keep pushing," "Now's a good time to learn how to pull through," etc. So I agree with your idea, I just dont think its limited to just God and suicide. Oh, and I like this song. Its solid.
    uhcougaron January 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat's brilliant about this song is how perfectly it portrays clinical depression. The response to the advice being given is so simple - "but I'm tired" - and yet that phrase encompasses all of the hopelessness, fatigue, and lack of will that comes with the state of depression. Superb writing from Jakob, as always.
    holdthemayoon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its a dream where he talk to God. The guy in the song seems suicidal but God is telling him not too.. No one likes this song?? I love it
    ohyeahiknowon February 04, 2008   Link

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