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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 02:02 GMT 

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This one is just alright to The MEZ. But hey they all can't be great eh? No standout live renditions come to mind. When was this one last played, by the way? Others thoughts, comments, posts of live rendtions, dates for some great live representations?? MEZ


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 03:20 GMT 

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Some of the performances of this song from 1998 are among the best of the NET, period.

Not that anyone has the cojones to admit it, but...


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 04:09 GMT 

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Up in Kalamazoo Michigan he did it last Nov. I'm sure he has done it since then-I like the tender side of it all. Anyone ever hear the Garth Brooks version?


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 04:35 GMT 
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If you can get your hands on it, the performance of this at Sydney, Aus 2003 is mesmerizing and features Bob's best (that I've heard anyway) piano playing I have heard.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 09:54 GMT 

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this song gets covered a lot...

it was the only song on TOOM i disliked it until my wife started to listen to it quite a bit. It is a very sweet tender song, but i dotn think it fits the album at all.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 10:57 GMT 
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I like Paris 2002, but to each his own...

Not a masterpiece, but there are worse songs.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 13:42 GMT 
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Not a masterpiece, but there are worse songs.
Agreed. It has never been a song I anxiously hoped to hear live and so far Bob has not chosen to plauy it when I see him.

The Time Out of Mind version is good enough for me. There are some nice live versions but nothing that has made me excited to hear it, nothing that is a "Must Have" performance.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 13:45 GMT 

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I really like this song, and it's pretty consistent live.

For me, it turned into one of my warm up songs on the piano, given its simplicity, and I've had a soft spot for it ever since.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 13:47 GMT 
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This was the first song I ever played/sang for my now-wife. I was unaware for the longest time that she'd thought I'd written it for her. :lol:

I always liked the tune, despite its lukewarm rep around Dylan circles. It has a beautiful chord progression and some touching if not earth-shattering lyrics. Love Minus Zero Divided by No Limit it's not - but I'm always glad when he plays it.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 13:58 GMT 
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Ditto. I like it very much, and like the live versions, but the album version is just amazing; it has a sadness and a brokenness in its sound that are in contrast to the bragging lyrics - moving.

Garth Brooks's version is plain awful, because when you put the syrup sound on these lyrics they start to sound absolutely silly.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:07 GMT 

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Not sure if this was released in the US...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a--Ng

Brian Ferry has a pretty honest if uninspired rendition too.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:12 GMT 
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This was the first song I ever played/sang for my now-wife.
First song I sang for my wife was It Ain't Me, Babe... :shock:

I've never figured out why she agreed to marry me. :lol:

After seeing Dylan twice with me since we've been married, she wouldn't listen if I sang Make You Feel My Love :(

...that or she'd say she didn't know I was a Garth Brooks fan too. :?


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:15 GMT 

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Untrodden Path wrote:
Woody wrote:
This was the first song I ever played/sang for my now-wife.
First song I sang for my wife was It Ain't Me, Babe... :shock:

I've never figured out why she agreed to marry me. :lol:



I sang forever young...my now wife is 8 years older than me...irony was lost on me at the time!


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:27 GMT 
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Never checked youtube for this song - it's FULL of covers, most of them awful. I liked Adele's take on it, Joan Osborne's is ok, Bryan Ferry's understated version is passable - but the rest... not on God's ipod.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:28 GMT 

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I like how Dylan's broken, somehow desperate voice contrasts with the bittersweet lyrics. An aspect most covers lack in.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 16:33 GMT 
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Never checked youtube for this song - it's FULL of covers, most of them awful. I liked Adele's take on it, Joan Osborne's is ok, Bryan Ferry's understated version is passable - but the rest... not on God's ipod.


Hey hey, my my.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 17:13 GMT 
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I love the song as much as I love The Mez!


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 17:33 GMT 
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Disgusting. One of Dylan 's dirtiest ditties. Banned in Singapore and Indonesia . I wont let my kids hear this until they turn 18.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 17:44 GMT 
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in the bottom 10 of his all time songs in my opinion, disgusting sentimentality, the song i hoped he would never stoop to


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 18:01 GMT 

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I always liked it.


He played it in Dayton this year, but the arrangement amd performance were both pretty bad.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 18:05 GMT 
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Make You Feel My Love is one song in which Bob is completely sincere, uses simple language that makes perfect sense and evinces no weird or perverted connotations. It is also a song which it is impossible to find any objections to.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 18:17 GMT 
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I always thought the contrary. He is not being sincere. Maybe to convince the girl. But not even close to being sincere.

I could hold you for a million years
to make you feel my love.


Impossible in many ways.

Oh there's nothing that I wouldn't do
to make you feel my love.


You ain't seen nothing like me yet

?? Probably she saw a lot of people like you (well, maybe not if it's Bob)

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
nothing that I wouldn't do
go to the ends of the earth for you
to make you feel my love


Talking about the most arrogant lines.

I don't believe any of that lines. When I heard the song I thought that it could't be Bob. Well, maybe yes, if you think in Wedding Song, The Man in Me or Sara.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 18:49 GMT 
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one of the songs i saw when i last ogled MTV
was a cover of make you feel my love
by some latest fad, lavish teenie.
i think it's nice that he's got a new little
basement plant blossoming out of it.
personally, i can't underrestimate the sharp songsmithery, but
it doesn't do much for me.
a decade ago when i was less mature, it was the song
i "hated" on TOOM.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 19:06 GMT 
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I'm in love with this song, and I love it, too.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11th, 2009, 20:15 GMT 
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Silly as it is, who's immune to a certain dose of sentimentality? And sure enough, Neil Diamond dozes appropriately through a fine version on one of his later albums. Not that there's anything to the words, it's all about the humility of the melody.


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