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  1. bob dylan’ın 1975 yılında yazdığı fakat 1985 seneli biograph albümüne kadar sevenlerinin büyük bir kısmına ulaşamamış mükemmel şarkı. “sevenlerinin büyük bir kısmı” diyorum zira bu şarkının efsane bir canlı performansı vardır 1975 senesine ait. o dönemki eşi sara lownds için yazılmıştır şarkı, ayrılmanın eşiğindelerken.

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    i can hear the turning of the key
    i’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me
    i thought that he was righteous but he’s vain
    oh, something’s a-telling me i wear the ball and chain

    my patron saint is a-fighting with a ghost
    he’s always off somewhere when i need him most
    the spanish moon is rising on the hill
    but my heart is a-tellin’ me i love ya still

    i come back to the town from the flaming moon
    i see you in the streets, i begin to swoon
    i love to see you dress before the mirror
    won’t you let me in your room one time ’fore i finally disappear?

    everybody’s wearing a disguise
    to hide what they’ve got left behind their eyes
    but me, i can’t cover what i am
    wherever the children go i’ll follow them

    i march in the parade of liberty
    but as long as i love you i’m not free
    how long must i suffer such abuse
    won’t you let me see you smile one time before i turn you loose?

    i’ve given up the game, i’ve got to leave
    the pot of gold is only make-believe
    the treasure can’t be found by men who search
    whose gods are dead and whose queens are in the church

    we sat in an empty theater and we kissed
    i asked ya please to cross me off-a your list
    my head tells me it’s time to make a change
    but my heart is telling me i love ya but you’re strange

    one more time at midnight, near the wall
    take off your heavy makeup and your shawl
    won’t you descend from the throne, from where you sit?
    let me feel your love one more time before i abandon it