You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

I had to bid a virtual adieu to an old friend yesterday. Unlike Bob Dylan, I have not only known careless love. In fact, I’ve never known it, and that might be the problem. Or it might be as simple as “if something’s not right it’s wrong.”
Blood On The Tracks is as good an album as Dylan ever made and that’s saying something, especially considering his second through seventh albums were each masterpieces.
I’ll see you in the stars above…

I’ve seen love go by my door
It’s never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
I’ve been shooting in the dark too long
When somethings not right it’s wrong
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
Dragon clouds so high above
I’ve only known careless love
It’s always hit me from below
This time around it’s more correct
Right on target, so direct
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
Purple clover, Queen Anne lace
Crimson hair across your face
You could make me cry if you don’t know
Can’t remember what I was thinking of
You might be spoiling me too much, love
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
Flowers on the hillside, blooming crazy
Crickets talking back and forth in rhyme
Blue river running slow and lazy
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time
Situations have ended sad
Relationships have all been bad
Mine have been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud
But there’s no way I can compare
All those scenes to this affair
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
You’re gonna make me wonder what I’m doing
Staying far behind without you
You’re gonna make me wonder what I’m saying 
You’re gonna make me give myself a good talking to
I’ll look for you in old Honolulu
San Francisco, Ashtabula
You’re gonna have to leave me now, I know
But I’ll see you in the sky above
In the tall grass, in the ones I love
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go

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