In the lonely night
In the blinking stardust of a pale blue light
You're comin' through to me in black and white
When we were made of dreams.

You're blowing down the shaky street,
You're hearing my heart beat
In the record breaking heat
Where we were born in time.

Not one more night, not one more kiss,
Not this time baby, no more of this,
Takes too much skill, takes too much will,
It's revealing.
You came, you saw, just like the law
You married young, just like your ma,
You tried and tried, you made me slide
You left me reelin' with this feelin'.

On the rising curve
Where the ways of nature will test every nerve,
You won't get anything you don't deserve
Where we were born in time.

Bridge #2:
You pressed me once, you pressed me twice,
You hang the flame, you'll pay the price,
Oh babe, that fire
Is still smokin'.
You were snow, you were rain
You were striped, you were plain,
Oh babe, truer words
Have not been spoken or broken.

In the hills of mystery,
In the foggy web of destiny,
You can have what's left of me,
Where we were born in time.

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"Born in Time" as written by Bob Dylan


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    General CommentGood god! I'm the first, jeeeeeez! This song is so depressing on a cold rainy afternoon. Any other time for that matter.

    There is a great version on Tell Tale Signs Bootleg Vol.8

    Yeah you!
    cowboyangelon February 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Dylan songs.
    I love the fact that it sits hidden on 'Under The Red Sky' which is one of those Dylan records that didnt get good reviews at all.

    Check out the version on 'Live 1961-2000'. I can remember long walks home from the pub in the middle of the night listening to this on repeat. Awesome.
    shoddyon January 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me think of my ex girlfriend AND ex mother in law.
    tddyrxpnon December 16, 2018   Link

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