"Pledging My Time" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Well, early in the mornin’
’Til late at night
I got a poison headache
But I feel all right
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

Well, the hobo got too high
And it came down natur’lly
He stole my baby
And he wanted to steal me
But I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

Won’t you come with me, baby?
I’ll take you where you wanna go
And if it don’t work out
You’ll be the first to know
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

Well, the room is so stuffy
I can hardly breathe
Ev’rybody’s gone but me and you
And I can’t be the last to leave
I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

Well, they sent for the ambulance
And one was sent
Somebody got lucky
But it was an accident
Now I’m pledging my time
To you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too


Lyrics submitted by ZinbobDan, edited by Roxy24

"Pledging My Time" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentthis song means...nothing, at least nothing profound...i relate to it, i think it's just about keeping ur foot in the door, waiting for a girl to come around...she doesn't, but u still keep ur foot in the door
    ZinbobDanon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love that sort of metallic sound he gets with the harmonica at the end of the song.
    BraveSirRobinon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's that thin, wild mercury sound
    sgtpepper4077on June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like it's about the harms of alcohol - 'poison headache' (hangover), 'everybody's gone but me and you' (all-night drinking), hobos are associated with alcoholism - maybe pissed his money away on booze. Sounds to me like the speaker escaped addiction and now he's trying to help a friend out of it
    acphenomon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit think this one is about drugs as a form of escapism.

    1st verse is a hangover.

    2nd verse is a dealer.

    3rd verse is the character introducing someone to whatever drug.

    4th verse is the of them at the end of a night of heavy smoking.

    the last verse is heroin overdose.

    the whole time the character is 'pledging his time' to escapism through drugs.
    stowawayon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit think this one is about drugs as a form of escapism.

    1st verse is a hangover.

    2nd verse is a dealer.

    3rd verse is the character introducing someone to whatever drug.

    4th verse is the of them at the end of a night of heavy smoking.

    the last verse is heroin overdose.

    the whole time the character is 'pledging his time' to escapism through drugs.
    stowawayon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about drugs too, it makes alot more sense if it is though it could just as likely be a stream of consciousness recording
    L_Moscoon January 07, 2008   Link

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