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hubertgunpowder (5 months ago)
Great song !!
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@hubertgunpowder Thanks Hubert.
CrashZone2 (5 months ago)
Nice smooth song. Great choice mate
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@CrashZone2 Fantastic to see you around Angie. Yes i always though the song is smooth too.
Dasha-fide (5 months ago)
super post dear Dave, I love the song ... and thank you
for the lyrics ....*************
Have a great weekend. Hugssss
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@Dasha-fide Glad you liked it, thanks Dasha. Hope your weekend was great. xxx
EuroGirl (5 months ago)
Dylan often writes about more than one thing and the meaning you take from the song will most likely be the one that you associate with most personally. I have read and even may have heard a few opinions on the meaning of this song. The one that stands out is reflective of the time that Dylan discovered Christianity. Many believe he is referring to Jesus when he sings "Sweetheart like You". Referring to the lines: "You know, news of you has come down the line. Even before ya came in the door". Tells of the coming of the savior as foretold in the scriptures. The lyric "They say in your father's house, there's many a mansions". A direct quote from the bible John 14:2 "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you".
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@EuroGirl To say you are a none Dylan fan, what an incredible comment. But then again nothing less than i would expect from someone with such insight and musical knowledge. I love that you chose the line about "a woman like you should be at home that's where you belong", yes could so easy be seen as a sexist thing to say, even more so now in these PC days. Its a line i always loved along with "Taking care for somebody nice Who don't know how to do you wrong". I think its a beautiful lyric because i believe that he Truly meant it in a very caring way. Kind of my thoughts on the song too, Dylan has always had an element of kinda "underground/dink/drug/sleazy" to his songs, and i feel it here too and him kinda wishing to warn or save her from it all. No i did not know he had asked Bowie to help out on the album. I seem to remember hearing something on the radio after Bowie's *Song for Bob Dylan* and after their meeting and having a "mutual dislike" of each other.
EuroGirl (5 months ago)
Another metaphor is "Got to be an important person to be in here, honey
Got to have done some evil deed". In Christian theology, the Harrowing of Hell (Descensus Christi ad Inferos, "the descent of Christ into hell") is the triumphant descent of Christ into Hades between the time of his Crucifixion and his Resurrection when he brought salvation to all of the righteous who had died since the beginning of the world (excluding the damned). There are a few other metaphors concerning Dylan's adoption of Christianity. The other opinion I have heard refers to The Statue Of Liberty in New York harbor. The view that the song is about liberty/freedom and the corruption in American politics. This song is from a GREAT album "Infidels" released in 1983. In my simple mind it is one of his best works since the "Blood On The Tracks" release. His song ""Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight" is pure magic:)) OK...I am sorry that these comments are lengthy Dave but it is very difficult to have an opinion of one of Dylan's works and have the audacity to think that I can write an evaluation in four sentences or less. Thank you for sharing!
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@EuroGirl As with most song we do tend to take away what we see in them for ourselves. But yes the religious theme is certainly there in this song. I'm not religious at all yet with my thoughts in my last comment about maybe saving her from becoming a "fallen woman", that it could be connected to Jesus and Mary Magdalene story. Just a thought.
Mark Knopfler's guitar here gives the track a wonderful dreamy flow throughout and especially the Outro.
Thank you for the wonderful comment. I love ""Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight" too, i think i have it posted here also, i know i posted another track from the album. Oh so you do like some Dylan, And his *Blood On The Tracks". I remember reading somewhere that that is the most loved Dylan album by women. Peace xxx
EuroGirl (5 months ago)
P.S. (¬_¬) How do you like Mark Knopfler (who also produced this album) guitar playing? Mick Taylor also played on this album. Dylan initially wanted to produce the album himself, but feeling that technology had passed him by, he approached a number of contemporary artists who were more at home in a modern recording studio. Before settling on Knopfler Dylan first approached David Bowie to produce this album but because of Bowie's touring schedule that was not practical.
P.S.S It would have been just as easy to shrug off this song with a one word opinion: "Sexiest" and then move on. BUT that's not what's happening here. I believe genius sometimes more then not is misinterpreted. The line: "You know a woman like you should be at home that's where you belong. Taking care of somebody nice". You can try to translate a few meanings from this lyric but none of it has anything to do with subjugation. Just a thought.
Novak (5 months ago)
awesome song from Dylan
thx friend mine
FallingAwake (5 months ago)
@Novak Thanks, glad you liked it my friend.
Beth_Cassidy11 (5 months ago)
🎶💖🎶 Another new to me Dylan song🎶💖🎶.. He has such a way with words ..that his songs can be beautiful and kind of gritty plain truth all at the same time... Sensitive but straight forward at the same time...very great and beautiful song Dave 🎶💖🎶..Love and Hugs Beth XO 🎶💖🎶
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March 10th, 2017
From his 1983 album, Infidels. LYRICS,,, Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here He gone...
From his 1983 album, Infidels. LYRICS,,,

Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here
He gone North, for a while
They say that vanity got the best of him
But he sure left here in style
By the way, that's a cute hat
And that smile's so hard to resist
But what's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this ?

You know, I once knew a woman who looked like you
She wanted a whole man, not just a half
She used to call me sweet daddy when I was only a child
You kind of remind me of her when you laugh
In order to deal in this game, got to make the queen disappear
It's done with a flick of the wrist
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this ?

You know, a woman like you should be at home
That's where you belong
Taking care for somebody nice
Who don't know how to do you wrong
Just how much abuse will you be able to take ?
Well, there's no way to tell by that first kiss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this ?

You know you can make a name for yourself
You can hear them tires squeal
You can be known as the most beautiful woman
Who ever crawled across cut glass to make a deal.

You know, news of you has come down the line
Even before ya came in the door
They say in your father's house, there's many mansions
Each one of them got a fireproof floor
Snap out of it baby, people are jealous of you
They smile to your face, but behind your back they hiss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this ?

Got to be an important person to be in here, honey
Got to have done some evil deed
Got to have your own harem when you come in the door
Got to play your harp until your lips bleed.
They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king
There's only one step down from here, baby
It's called the land of permanent bliss
What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this ?
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