Restless Farewell Lyrics - Bob Dylan

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Oh, all the money my whole life spends,
Slips into the hands of friends,
Be it right or wrongfully;
Oh, every girl that ever I touched,
I did not do it harmfully, and every girl if ever I hurt,
I did not do it knowingly.

To remain as friends we need the time
To meet demands, and stay behind;
My feet are fast, they point away from the past.
When I see that the sign says, “closing time”...
I'll bid farewell,
And move on down the line.

Oh, every foe, that ever I faced,
The cause was there before I came,
And ev'ry cause that ever I fought,
I fought if full, without regret or shame.
Of ev'ry thought that's strung,
I might go insane if it couldn't be sprung.

Time ain't tall, but on time we depend
To be a special kind of friend.
Though the line is cut,
It ain't quite the end,
I'll just bid farewell,
Till we meet again.

A false clock tries to tick out of time
To disgrace, distract, and bother me;
The dirt of gossip blows into a ditch, and dusty rumors cover it,
Trying to make me quit;
But if the arrow is straight, and the point is slick,
It can pierce through dust no matter how thick.

So I'll make my stand, and remain who I am.
I bid farewell, down the road, again...
Darkness dies as the curtain is drawn;
May your eyes see the light of dawn
Like truth exposing wrong.
I bid farewell down the road, so long.

Then, his one true love wrote: 'Near or far,
The Light of the Lord will be shining like a star,
He'll be with you, where you are;
Keeping you safe, keeping you warm
Giving you a song in the night,
As you go along’...

It's not the leavin' that's causing grievin'
But that she wasn't prepared for leavin', too.
So it's, Fare thee well,
True Love, True.
We'll meet another day, another time,
Move on down the line

Rememberin’ what "Grandma said, 
‘Go and follow your heart, (not your head)
And you'll be fine at the end of the line;
Don't you and your one true love ever part,
All that's gold, doesn't shine'.
Follow your heart, and you’ll be fine’.

And my true love said,
“I’m not gonna try to make you stay,
You said you have to go, so go today.
If you see me talking to another guy,
It’s because of my love for his soul,
The Lord has me witness where ever I go.

My heart is steadfast, my love is true,
I’ll be here waiting just for you,
If yours is, too.
Do what you have to do.
I have no chains to put on you.”










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Bob Dylan Farewell Lyrics | Reviewer: Glory Cloud Revelation | 12/13/13


And His one true love said to him: 'Near or far,
The Light of the Lord will be shining like a star,
He'll be with you, where you are;
Keeping you safe, keeping you warm
Giving you a song in the night, as you go along.

"It's not the leavin' that's causing grievin' "
But that she wasn't prepared for leavin', too.
So it's, "Fare thee well", True Love, True.
"We'll meet another day, another time,"
"Follow your heart", pray, and we'll be fine'.

Remembering what "Grandma said,
'Boy, go and follow your heart,
And you'll be fine at the end of the line;
Don't you and your one true love ever part,
All that's gold, doesn't shine'."

*Quotations are for phrases from "FareWell" and "Going, Going, Gone" by Bob Dylan

Restless Farewell | Reviewer: Glory Cloud Revelation | 5/3/13

Oh, it's a man's world, I hear people say,
A man can leave his loving girl and go far away
To play his music, sing and write his songs,
And she'll be waiting for him where she belongs.

But let a woman take some time
To do what she thinks is divine,
And she may be left behind With lonely memories of what was so fine!

Still, there is a truth to believe....
"Unless the Lord builds the house It's built in vain" *King James Holy Bible
So let's plead the blood of Jesus, follow Him,
And praise His wonderful name!

Although this song speaks of parting, it also, reveals a sincerity and generosity this man has for the ones who he accepts for his friends. Which gives a pleasant tone to this song."Of all the money I did spend, I let it slip gladly to my friends". I like the concern he has for not wanting to have hurt any of the girls he was involved with when he says, '..."of every girl if ever I've touched, I did not do it harmfully, and of every girl, if ever I hurt, I did not do it knowin'ly.". That may make it easier for a girl to forgive if she got hurt and move on, expecting the right one to come along for herself. "Let every woman have her own husband." *King James Bible Then, he explains why, even though he may have liked to stay friends,
he just doesn't have the time it takes to develop friendship to the depth that he wants in a relationship..This can easily be understood if you're an artist who does a lot of traveling and needs time to be without distraction in concentrating on writing, singing, practicing music, etc.
"Of every foe that ever I faced, the cause was there before we came, and every cause if ever I fought, I fought it full without regret or shame." This tells us that the song is about someone who does not look for trouble. However, if it comes he does not run. He stands against it and does what he can to remedy it, and has no regret or shame when he takes a stand. This implies that he makes sure of what he feels he has to do and does it "full" to get the job done. This trait is of good quality, shows excellent character, and courage. I love the following verses..."But the darkness doth die, as the curtain is drawn, and somebody's eyes must meet the dawn." symbolizes that he is fighting for what is right, the truth, justice, etc. (Another revelation of admirable characteristics in this man)
"And if I see the day, I'd only have to stay...so I'll bid farewell in the night and be gone." May mean that if he stays longer with this person, he may see enough good, that his heart will be influenced to have her for his friend, but because of all he has to do, he doesn't even want to know that, "To remain as friends,we need the time to meet demands, and stay behind"....so "I'll bid farewell and be down the line." Glory Cloud Revelation thinks this is a great song except for the last sentence.



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