"Bye and Bye" as written by and F Bryant B Bryant....
Bye and bye
I'm breathin' a lover's sigh
Well, I'm sittin' on my watch so I can be on time
I'm singin' love's praises with sugar-coated rhyme
Bye and bye
On you I'm casting my eye

I'm paintin' the town
Swinging my partner around
Well, I know who I can depend on
I know who to trust
I'm watchin' the roads, I'm studying the dust
I'm paintin' the town
Making my last go-round

Well, I'm scufflin' and I'm shufflin'
And I'm walkin' on briars
I'm not even acquainted with my
Own desires

I'm rollin' slow
I'm doing all I know
I'm tellin' myself
I found true happiness
That I've still got a dream that hasn't been repossessed
I'm rollin' slow, goin' where the wild roses grow

Well the future
For me is already a thing of the past
You were my first love
And you will be my last

Papa gone mad, mamma, she's feeling sad
Mamma, she's feeling sad
Well, I'm gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more
I'm gonna establish my rule through civil war
Gonna make you see just how loyal and true a man can be

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"Bye And Bye" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentdylan uses some cool things in these lyrics, the words bye and bye (or by and by) really have a double meaning and either one fits. I also like how dylan uses the literal meaning of being on time as sitting on a watch. When he says walking on briars he most likely means he has fallen upon hard times and it is hard to continue on. During the part of the song where he says he is rolling slow.... he is ina state of denial about his love and when he is goign to where the wild roses grow he probily means he is returning to being single which is a more wild state. In the end of these lyrics i think that he burns or simply murders his old lover so she cant love anyone else which makes the last line really ironic. This is a neat song anf is sertinly open for otehr interpretations.
    farrellon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe future for me is a thing of the past
    Only Bob Dylan can say that. Such an authority on that issue.
    cavernon March 13, 2007   Link

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