"Tell Me That It Isn't True" as written by and Bob Dylan....
I have heard rumors all over town
They say that you're planning to put me down
All I would like you to do
Is tell me that it isn't true

They say that you've been seen with some other man
That he's tall, dark and handsome, and you're holding his hand
Darlin', I'm a-countin' on you
Tell me that it isn't true

To know that some other man is holdin' you tight
It hurts me all over, it doesn't seem right

All of those awful things that I have heard
I don't want to believe them, all I want is your word
So darlin', you better come through
Tell me that it isn't true

All of those awful things that I have heard
I don't want to believe them, all I want is your word
So darlin', I'm countin' on you
Tell me that it isn't true


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"Tell Me That It Isn't True" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentWhy can it not just mean that, he have heard from other people that she is planning to leave him ?
    Simånon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lovely song ruined by Dylan's, for once, clumsy lyrics. Look at the first two lines: "I have heard rumors all over town
    They say that you're planning to put me down"

    Planning to put me down? It scans and rhymes, but makes no sense. It could only make sense in the following tortuous scenario: Girl having troubles with Bob. She doesn't actually tell anyone where the source of Bob's awfulness lies. She instead tells people that, on a future date yet to be decided, she will divulge why Bob is such a terrible boyfriend. Then these people tell their friends that Bob's girlfriend will, sometime in the near future, tell an expectant township just why Bob is such a terrible boyfriend. This has never happened in the history of human relationships.
    Mikeymike111on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was written about racism during the civil rights movement- The man in the song is dreading that his ex-girlfriend is dating a black man and therefore he will become the ridicule of his racist friends. Read it through now...
    supasnoopyon April 22, 2007   Link

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