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PostPosted: Thu May 24th, 2012, 21:58 GMT 

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Let’s keep it between us
These people meddlin’ in our affairs, they’re not our friends
Let’s keep it between us
Before doors close and our togetherness comes to an end
They’ll turn you against me and me against you
’Til we don’t know who to trust
Oh, darlin’, can we keep it between us?

Let’s keep it between us
We’ve been through too much tough times that they never shared
They’ve had nothing to say to us before
Now all of a sudden it’s as if they’ve always cared
All we need is honesty
A little humility and trust
Oh, darlin’, can we keep it between us?

I know we’re not perfect
Then again, neither are they
They act like we got to live for them
As if there just ain’t no other way
And it’s makin’ me kind of tired

Can we just lay back for a moment
Before we wake up and find ourselves in a daze that’s got us out of our minds?
There must be something we’re overlooking here
We better drop down now and get back behind the lines
There’s some things not fit for human ears
Some things don’t need to be discussed
Oh, darlin’, can we keep it between us?

They’ll tell you one thing and me another
’Til we don’t know who to trust
Oh, darlin’, can we keep it between us?

Let’s keep it between us
Before it all snaps and goes too far
If we can’t deal with this by ourselves
Tell me we ain’t worse off than they think we are
Backseat drivers don’t know the feel of the wheel
But they sure know how to make a fuss
Oh, darlin’, can we keep it between us?

Can we keep it between us?

A unbelievably bitchin song written in 1980 and left off of the Shot Of Love album, it's a song about the love between two people which all of their peers disapprove of. The song is a private conversation between these two as they try and navigate this minefield of dishonesty and judgement while allowing for their love to grow.
It's one of the better songs from that whole period & one of Bob's most vengeful songs in his time of many vengeful songs. Many many amazing lyrics and a sure sign that Dylan could still spew venom and love all at the same time in a song....

Regardless of the album, he performed this at almost every show in 1980. And IMO, his strongest performance has to be from the forever famous Warfield Run and in particular:

November 12 1980
San Francisco CA
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rtyd1g

What do we all think of this hidden gem folks???


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PostPosted: Thu May 24th, 2012, 22:45 GMT 
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Great tune. I have a bootleg with this title on vinyl(somewhere) from when Garcia joined him.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25th, 2012, 02:06 GMT 
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the song I really regret went missing on Shot of Love; I guess In the Summertime was the thematic replacement and it's not bad but not nearly so descriptive!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25th, 2012, 09:42 GMT 
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It will show up on the official Bootleg Series Christian outtakes set.


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