Not Dark Yet Lyrics - Bob Dylan

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Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running 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 getting 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 writing what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay Paree
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

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Not Dark Yet | Reviewer: Glory Cloud Revelation | 3/27/14

And JESUS is standing there with tears in His eyes,
Watching the world ignore Him when they cry,
Dear Lord, I ask why would men let there life go by
Without receiving the One who loved them so much He was crucifed?
For our sins the SAVIOUR of the World did die!
Oh, people open your eyes to the LIGHT,
Love the Lord who made you with all of your might!
Repent and be saved - JESUS MESSIAH rose from the grave
Delivering us from darkness into the LIGHT
Making restitution with His own Blood
Because of His great LOVE.
*Isaiah 53, John 3:16-17, Revelation 3:20-21

This song is done with keen expression likened on to the process of dying without the hope that we have in the Lord Who said, "In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you so.I go to prepare a place for you. That where I am you shall be." (John 14:2) However, Bob Dylan has seen the Light, and does know his Saviour. This may have been written because of his sensitivity to being there with a friend who was passsing away into darkness. It sometimes seems like some people just will not receive their Saviour. However, the Lord, in answer to a friend's prayer may appear to their spirit and soul as it leaves that earthly body, to show them the way. Maybe, He would simply show them a vision of Hell, the cross, and Heaven and ask them to choose. Then, when they choose Heaven and receive Him as Saviour, He would Sprinkle His Blood over their sins. Now, it is gambling with eternal LIFE to wait until the last minute to receive Him because there actually are many people in Hell. But you don't have to be one of them. Glory Cloud Revelation believes that because God is just. He would not allow someone to go to hell who would have received Him, had they understood the gospel. Choose to believe it, today. Please say this prayer with all of your heart: Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. And that He rose from the dead. Please forgive me my sins and come into my heart. With your help, I am willing to turn away from all of my sins. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

My All-Time Favorite Dylan Song | Reviewer: ejmcd | 4/13/12

For me, Not Dark Yet is Bob Dylan's greatest song; sheer perfection, I can hardly breathe while it spins. I'll never forget standing 15 feet from him when he performed it in Atlanta's Chastain Park amphitheater; incredible.

he is brilliant and a survivor | Reviewer: mary | 11/21/11

mr.Dylan...i followed you and you followed me. its no mystery you have a gift and it ages like wine.Still there is no place, not right for me, your words to divine. You are a survivor and been judged more than most, Its not dark yet is another gift to we who need. thanks for taking me on another journey. Jersey girl.

Question... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/16/11

The line "I've been down on the bottom of a world full of lies" when Dylan sings this song it sounds to me like he is singing "I've been down on the bottom of a whirlpool of lies"

I could be wrong but that's what it sounds like to me and that's the kind of drowning dark beauty theme of this song. So, I'm singing it 'whirlpool'. Right or wrong; I think Dylan would approve that I made it mine.

No one can write lyrics like this man. I have listened to him in awe since I was 14 --- I'm now 57 and it's not dark yet but............

The end comes to everyone- Dixon Review | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/26/11

Excellent song of reflection; nothing will change the human condition...we are born, we live, if we grow old, it comes with a price. Idealism is replaced with reality, and the pain of loss, emptiness and often despair. This world must lead to another existence, because , for far too many, it wasn't worth the effort. Great song, Mr. Robert Zimmerman.

he wrote this song | Reviewer: sunil dhanuka | 2/4/11

bob suffered frm cancer and he was growin old. the doc said tht he can't sing again n was hospitalised.! he cudn't stand himself frm singin n writin.! this is the first song he wrote after the doc said him tht thts why he says tht he's grown old in poetry "its not dark yet , but its gettin there"

invasive lyrics
thnx "Uncle.Bob"

so simple, so true. | Reviewer: steve millin | 6/3/10

I've spent the last half hour with NOT DARK YET on repeat. I can't think of any other song that gets to me quite like this one, it's words are simple, it's depth is the Grand Canyon with fries on the side. Thank you Bob.

Bob's Dark Gem | Reviewer: colin merrin | 7/31/07

I heard 'Not Dark Yet'for the first time in a long while as I was driving today. I had to pull in. Nothing I've heard in years has had such a profound effect on me. My wife and I are separating and my mother died a couple of weeks ago and Bob just hit the spot; he said it all the man! Love him! I sat and wept then played it another three times.

'Sometimes my burden is more than I can bare,
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.'

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