"Where Teardrops Fall" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
Far away where the soft winds blow
Far away from it all
There is a place you go
Where teardrops fall

Far away in the stormy night
Far away and over the wall
You are there in the flickering light
Where teardrops fall

We banged the drums slowly
And played the fife lowly
You know the song in my heart
In the turning of twilight
In the shadows of moonlight
You can show me anew place to start

I've torn my clothes and I've drained the cup
Strippin' away at it all
Thinking of you when the sun comes up
Where teardrops fall

By rivers of blindness
In love and with kindness
We could hold up a toast if we meet
To the cuttin' of fences
To sharpen the senses
That linger in the fireball heat

Roses are red violets are blue
And times is beginning to crawl
I just might have come to see you
Where teardrops fall


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"Where Teardrops Fall" as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +1
    My InterpretationFar away, as in time, not necessarily in distance. Far away from the destruction, the initial loss, is where the writer is right now. He still hasn't gotten over it. Still grieving from something far off, long ago.

    Often, when we set down to sleep, as the candlelight flickers out, the one we lost, who can never be replaced, is the last image in our consciousness. Every morning, that image is the first to greet him. The writer faces another day. He starts from scratch, with an empty cup. It takes everything he's got to get it filled.

    He makes a decision to end his pain by going to see his lost love. The question for the listener is whether that person is deceased (so, he would be ending his own life to see her) or alive somewhere. I, for one, like to believe that it's the Girl from the North Country.
    StevenPascalion November 15, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA beautifully melancholy song. Sort of reminds me of visiting my great grandmother in a nursing home as a boy. Not really because of the lyrics, but just that overall sense of ease mixed with sorrow... you're unhappy but you don't mind being unhappy. That's sort of the impression I get: a cofortable unhappiness.
    TheThornBirdson February 18, 2009   Link

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