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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 21:57 GMT 
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None. Percy's Song would be the the closest.

Was Percy drunk? Maybe that would change my mind, but Dylan's singing and harmonica playing is still heartrending.


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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 22:04 GMT 

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I've cried to so many Dylan songs, that after Blood on the Tracks I stopped listening to his music for a long time and only just recently discovered that he's still around (and around). It did depend on the mood I was in though.

I pity the poor Immigrant, St.Augustine, Restless farewell, Boots of spanish leather, Bob Dylans Dream, Minstrel Boy (seriously!), Going going gone, Forever Young,Shelter from the storm, If you see her say hello, I'll remember you - have all had me in tears, not to mention the liner notes of his first albums.


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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 23:43 GMT 
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restless farewell,
one too many mornings,
visions of johanna, desolation row and just like a woman from Live 66.
she's your lover now
what good am i


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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 23:46 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 23:50 GMT 
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forgot to say: tight connection to my heart, how bad is that?


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PostPosted: Thu December 6th, 2012, 23:52 GMT 
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None of them. I've only cried listening to music once I think.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:06 GMT 
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He's yet to inspire tears.

Sorry Bob.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:18 GMT 
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Mr_matt wrote:
None of them. I've only cried listening to music once I think.


Which song if you don't mind my asking?


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:26 GMT 
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rolling_thunder wrote:
Mr_matt wrote:
None of them. I've only cried listening to music once I think.


Which song if you don't mind my asking?


Tank Park Salute


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:33 GMT 

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It's not so much specific songs that have made me cry, rather than the situation I have been in when they have struck that particular chord. For reasons I won't bother to explain the following have such reduced me over the years...

Trying to Get to Heaven
Idiot Wind (NYC)
Working Man's Blues
It's All Over Now (Baby Blue)

and many others.

What is perhaps more interesting to discuss is those songs you have witnessed Bob perform that have brought tears to the old eyes. You can put on a record whilst in a particular emotional state and crying can be inevitable, whilst being at a show is far less arbitary.

Bob's had me weeping in his presence to these...

Desolation Row (Birmingham '99)
The Times.. (Brum '00)
Ballad of a Thin Man (Feis 11)
Desolation Row (Hammersmith 11)


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:45 GMT 

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as close as i would get to tears would be
you left me STANDING IN THE DOORWAY crying...
so much pain there
( and it came at a specific time of my own life where i could indeed, DANCE WITH A STRANGER, but she just reminded me of you...)


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:51 GMT 

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Many.
Especially:

Blind Willie McTell.
Most Of The Time.
Abandoned Love.
If You See Her Say Hello.
Man In The Long Black Coat.
One Of Us Must Know.
Love Sick.
I'm Not There.

And many others.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 00:55 GMT 
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Workingman's Blues - most of all
Not Dark Yet
Every Grain of Sand


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 01:36 GMT 

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Top of my head, only one Dylan song ever moved me to tears - 'Cross the Green Mountain.' It had this effect repeatedly, too. But it doesn't anymore...there's only so many times you can go to the well, I suppose.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 04:06 GMT 
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rolling_thunder wrote:
Several of them have over the years. None of them have lately.

One of Us Must Know, To Ramona (specifically the, "Deep in my heart I know there's no help I can bring" line), Soon After Midnight did once, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.

Sometimes I've teared up just at an overwhelming feeling of the majesty of the music I was listening to, without any real sadness being involved in the music. Other musicians have caused this reaction a time or two as well...none as consistently as Bob. I can be a bit of an emotional guy at times.

When I was listening to Biograph with my best friend, his sister and my girlfriend when it first came out I started to cry. I was talking to my friends sister about how good Dylan is and started to get emotional, just overwhelmed by the amount of talent on that first disc alone. She's not a big fan but didn't bring me down or anything, which was good. She listened which was cool, also we we're on acid at the time so I'm sure that helped bring my feelings closer to the forefront and also helped me appreciate his talent even more. Sometimes still in concert I'll get a lump in my throat at some points, I guess I just appreciate his musical input more than some. And sometimes I just start to think he's not always going to be here and we're going to miss him.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 05:14 GMT 
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Sara is one of the first songs that comes to mind because I distinctly remember tearing up at this heartbreaking song and knowing its context in Bob's life.

You're A Big Girl Now
Not Dark Yet (especially Austria 6/12/10)
Forgetful Heart
Moonshiner
Up To Me
Simple Twist Of Fate
One Too Many Mornings
Desolation Row

I'm sure there's many others.

I cried when I saw live Girl From The North Country, Hard Rain, and Soon After Midnight this past tour.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 05:41 GMT 
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When The Deal Goes Down, the song as background of the video with Scarlett Johansson was a surprise like that and so hearing it is always like that.


and like Pedro Brave said

Pedro Brave wrote:
It's not so much specific songs that have made me cry, rather than the situation I have been in when they have struck that particular chord.



The Not Dark Yet I saw in person with the changing dark blue lighting was a heart tugger

And Blowing In The Wind in Ohio this year with the McCrarys, all of it, together at the end... Bob standing between them, with harmonica-a beautiful image, tears. Not just the song and not the lyrics, but watching this done live as an ending is joyous, iconic, hopeful- just a fare-thee-well, temporarily disappearing into the mist.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 06:24 GMT 
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The times, white house 2010... I was playing it a few times over and over. Just singing along and watching the performance studying everything about it when I look over in the kitchen and my wife is crying. I asked her why. She said "it makes me think our children and fast they grow." Then that made me cry.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 12:29 GMT 
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Red river shore (Time out of mind - outtake)


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 13:59 GMT 
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As anyone can tell you (especially milkcow!), I cry frequently - almost all of Dylan's songs are either beautiful enough or sad enough to bring on the tears - but "Cross The Green Mountain" especially does it to me on these verses:

Killed outright he was
by his own men

Stars fell over Alabama
And I saw each star
You're walking in dreams
Whoever you are

A letter to mother
came today
Gunshot wound to the breast
is what it did say
But he'll be better soon
He's in a hospital bed
But he'll never be better
He's already dead

We loved eachother more than
we ever dared to tell


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Love Henry


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 18:01 GMT 

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doomedtoloveyou wrote:
As anyone can tell you (especially milkcow!), I cry frequently - almost all of Dylan's songs are either beautiful enough or sad enough to bring on the tears - but "Cross The Green Mountain" especially does it to me on these verses:

Killed outright he was
by his own men

Stars fell over Alabama
And I saw each star
You're walking in dreams
Whoever you are

A letter to mother
came today
Gunshot wound to the breast
is what it did say
But he'll be better soon
He's in a hospital bed
But he'll never be better
He's already dead

We loved eachother more than
we ever dared to tell


All great passages. But it's the closing couplet that always got me. What a song.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 20:49 GMT 

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Agreed about 'Cross the Green Mountain, especially the couplet:

Stars fell over Alabama, I saw each star
You're walking in dreams whoever you are


And also Standing in the Doorway. But the track that always chokes me up is (aptly enough) Lone Pilgrim, particularly the final lines.


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 22:53 GMT 
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Tomorrow Is A Long Time


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PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2012, 22:55 GMT 
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