Dylancover du jour: Abandoned love – The Everly Brothers (met toegift)

The Everly Brothers uit hun “vierde” periode, na de reünie. Artistiek nog steeds zeer geslaagd maar hits bleven uit zodat de platenproductie ophield. Een cover uit 1985.

I can see the turning of the key
I’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me
I thought that he was right but he’s afraid
But something’s 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 telling me I love you still

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 your smile 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 theatre and we kissed,
I asked you please to cross me off your list
My head tells me it’s time to make a change
But my heart is telling me I love you but you’re strange

So one more time at midnight, near the wall
Take off your heavy make-up and your shawl
Won’t you come down from the throne of where you sit
Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it

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, before I finally disappear

En omgekeerd…

George Harrisen, Bob Dylan en Charlie Daniels, 1970, met het Everlies-oernummer All I have to do is dream