"She Belongs to Me" as written by and Arthur/giosasi Zwirn....
She's got everything she needs, she's an artist
She don't look back
She's got everything she needs, she's an artist
She don't look back
She can take the dark out of the nighttime
And paint the daytime black

You will start out standing
Proud to steal her anything she sees
You will start out standing
Proud to steal her anything she sees
But you'll wind up peeking through her keyhole
Down upon your knees

She never stumbles, she's got no place to fall
She never stumbles, she's got no place to fall
She's nobody's child, the Law can't touch her at all

She wears an Egyptian ring that sparkles before she speaks
She wears an Egyptian ring that sparkles before she speaks
She's a hypnotist collector, you are a walking antique.

Bow down to her on Sunday
Salute her when her birthday comes
Bow down to her on Sunday
Salute her when her birthday comes
For Halloween give her a trumpet
And for Christmas, buy her a drum


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"She Belongs to Me" as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +4
    General CommentIt doesnt seem like she belongs to him. . .
    bobdylaniscoolon January 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo, basically...

    It's an apprecation for a woman who has the ability to make men "worship" her by keeping herself attractive, strong, and elusive instead of becoming overly-available and needy-clingy.
    mypeaceon September 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, its kind of the point, he is sort of poking fun at these kind of relationships were the woman is a user, and the dude is her servant because she is so beautiful/perfect or whatever.
    Life and Life Onlyon February 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFunny how you can hear a song for 30 years and it might mean not much. or different things at different times.

    This song recently found its way into my playing rotation, here's my current take, perhaps relevant to some current experinces.

    Yup, he idolizes, and that means objectifies the woman, and after a bit this gets a bit tired for everybody, and he's history, the walking antique.

    Point to me is, what happens when you put a woman on a pedestal; it does nobody any good. You idealize her and give her superpowers to make you miserable or elated, and nobody should hold that power over you but you.

    Close relationships function best when folks want to learn to know each other, not worship each other and depend on them for taking away the dark and bringing the light.

    my .02, subject to change , of course YMMV :-))
    riteron September 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIMO the song is about the dichotomy of how men view their relationships with women and how they actually turn out.

    We start out with the "she belongs to me" mentality but the truth that we end up hypnotized and "collected" is so often true.
    PeonUon May 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"you are a walking antique"... i think that might've been the Dylan equivalent of "you're so yesterday"
    rsrs1491on September 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrish Murphy did an excellent cover of this on her first album.
    DJacques75on October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor Christmas? hehe, silly Bob! He is (or at least was at the time of writing this) Jewish!
    HibbingismyHolyLandon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I also notice that the lyrics basically contradict the title of the song.
    Jerrybearon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i noticed the title is the complete opposite done on purpose probably
    LITTLEREDWAGON4on February 24, 2006   Link

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