"Forgetful Heart" as written by Robert C. Hunter and Bob Dylan....
Forgetful heart
Lost your power of recall
Every little detail
You don't remember at all
The times we knew
Who would remember better than you?

Forgetful heart
We laughed and had a good time, you and I
It's been so long
Now you're content to let the days go by
When you were there
You were the answer to my prayer

Forgetful heart
We loved with all the love that life can give
What can I say?
Without you it's so hard to live
Can't take much more
Why can't we love like we did before?

Forgetful heart
Like a walking shadow in my brain
All night long
I lay awake and listen to the sound of pain
The door has closed forevermore
If indeed there ever was a door


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"Forgetful Heart" as written by Robert Hunter Bob Dylan

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    My InterpretationIt seems that the "forgetful heart" involved here is the narrator's own heart. He’s lost friends and lovers, but still enjoyed their memories in his heart; now he’s losing that too.

    The final line is one of the best in the album. It reminds me (at least in structure) of this line by William Faulkner: “The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.” The meaning there is almost the opposite. The narrator here seems to be losing the past. Faulkner felt we could never escape the past.
    clovuson April 30, 2009   Link

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