Song Lyric Sunday: Feast or famine – ‘Just Like A Woman’

“I was hungry and it was your world”

Jim’s key words for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday reflect the closeness of Thanksgiving Day in the USA, so it seems appropriate that this song was apparently (as in ‘according to Wikipedia’) written by Bob Dylan on Thanksgiving Day in 1965.

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls
She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

Queen Mary, she’s my friend
Yes, I believe I’ll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can’t be blessed
Till she finally sees that she’s like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

It’s was raining from the first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here
And your long-time curse hurts
But what’s worse
Is this pain in here
I can’t stay in here
Ain’t it clear that.

I just can’t fit
Yes, I believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world
Ah, you fake just like a woman, yes you do
You make love just like a woman, yes you do
Then you ache just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl.

Written by Bob Dylan

Song Lyric Sunday 24 November 2019

6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Feast or famine – ‘Just Like A Woman’

  1. Bob Dylan is nothing if not the Master of Metaphor. A song like this could be enough for a lifelong career of somebody. To Bob, it’s just a crayon in his box. Great song among many of his.

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