"One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie
But I don't sense affection
No gratitude or love
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

Your daddy he's an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade
He'll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below


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"One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" as written by Dylan Bob Bob Dylan

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    General CommentAmazing song! The Arabic influence is incredible, and pull's it off extremely well - I certainly can't sing like this and if I try to sing along it sounds like dreadful wailing (and I'm not a terrible singer, in general!)

    This song is about a guy who falls in love with an uneducated, beautiful, mysterious, travelling gypsy who he is love with, but her commitment is to nature and her family and he knows he cannot hold onto her.
    rebbiton March 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was Bob commenting about a wild girl who he wants for a relationship...but being wild, she'll never settle down.

    This is a haunting song. Always been one of my favorite, late at night, alone with a beer song.
    jersey73on January 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthis vocals are amazing, spine tingling song.
    lucasadeon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutley adore this song.I can't believe there isn't more comment on this.It was the very first Dylan song I'd ever listened.And now I'm a huge Dylan fan and I know all of his songs by heart.

    Anyway I think this song tells the story of a rambler who falls in love with a gypsy girl who is wild and hard to tame.So he doesn't have any chose but rambling on.

    I think he sings it after they made love for the last time,

    Your breath is sweet
    Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.
    Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
    On the pillow where you lie.

    He knows he's got to go.Because she won't be his to have.He still loves her.Although he doesn't sense any love from her.Or affection or gratitude to make him stay.

    Note:Sorry for my english if I made any mistake.
    ecekamon January 28, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is arabic/spanish/greek... as it's arranged in phrygian mode.

    As far as meaning, it's classic Dylan, interpreting the existance (and relationship) between Man and Woman. I wouldn't read too specific into it. It must be understood from (what is likely) his point of view.. intense love. The man's ability to love a woman, to desire her, solely, irrelevant of status, means, wealth.. simply her sexiness. The sexiness, of course, has a price.. her mind is 10 milleniums behind his; she is a simpleton, oblivious to his complexeities. Yet, her simplicities are a dagger. He knows this.. takes want he can from her, as she is already (still) under the spell of other men. Disgusted with his desires, drags his own dagger across her upon exit... Metaphorically.
    res07njcon December 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow has no one commented on this song its amazing
    wilcokidon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about unrequitted love
    nsudasion January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwho is the woman he sings this song with?
    bdunon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEmmylou Harris
    bobdylanfan27on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEmmylou Harris
    bobdylanfan27on December 16, 2005   Link

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