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Bob Dylan ( /ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an in… more »

Ramona, come closer Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness Will pass as your senses will rise
For the flowers of the city Though breathlike, get deathlike sometimes
And there's no use in tryin'
To deal with the dyin' Though I cannot explain that in lines 
Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be under the strength of your skin
Your magnetic movements Still capture the minutes I'm in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you tryin' to be a part of
A world that just don't exist It's all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feelin' like this

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
With worthless foam from the mouth I can tell you are torn Between stayin' and returnin'
Back to the South You've been fooled into thinking That the finishin' end is at hand
Yet there's no one to beat you
No one t' defeat you
'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad

I've heard you say many times That you're better than no one
And no one is better than you
If you really believe that
You know you have Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you Making you feel
That you gotta be exactly like them

I'd forever talk to you
But soon my words Would turn into a meaningless ring
For deep in my heart I know there is no help I can bring Everything passes Everything changes Just do what you think you should do
And someday maybe
Who knows, baby
I'll come and be cryin' to you

Written by: BOB DYLAN


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