Touching pain

by Michael O. Allen on August 20, 2008

Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet

Not Dark Yet by Bob Dylan

Shadows are fallin’
and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep
and time is runnin’ away

Feel like my soul has
turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars
that the sun didn’t heal

There’s not even room
enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet
but it’s gettin’ there.

Well, my sense of humanity
has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing
there’s been some kind of pain

She wrote me a letter
and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writin’
what was in her mind

I just don’t see why
I should even care
It’s not dark yet
but it’s gettin’ there.

Well, I’ve been to London
and I been to gay Paris
I’ve followed the river
and I got to the sea

I’ve been down on the bottom
of the world full of lies
I ain’t lookin’ for nothin’
in anyone’s eyes

Sometimes my burden
is more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet
but it’s gettin’ there.

I was born here and I’ll die here
against my will
I know it looks like I’m movin’
but I’m standin’ still

Every nerve in my body
is so naked and numb
I can’t even remember what it was
I came here to get away from

Don’t even hear
the murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet
but it’s gettin’ there.

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