To Ramona



"To Ramona" is a folk waltz written by Bob Dylan for his fourth studio album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. The song is one of the many on the album to highlight the more personal, and less political, side of Dylan's songwriting that would become evermore prominent in the future. The song also makes many allusions to Dylan's personal relationship with fellow folk singer Joan Baez.

Irish singer Sinéad Lohan recorded a version of "To Ramona" in 1996. This was released on a compilation album, The Loving Time.

British songwriter David Gray released a live version of "To Ramona" on his live cover album A Thousand Miles Behind (2007).
David Gray - To Ramona (Bob Dylan cover)

Zaista - prekrasno napisana pjesma, odlično napisani stihovi savršeno uklopljeni sa melodijom, naročito u verziji koju izvodi Sinead Lohan. Svaki stih i strofa koji nose neku posebnu emociju i iskrenost. Jedno od mnogobrojnih Dylanovih remek-djela.

Ramona, come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Will pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike, get deathlike at times
And there's no use in tryin'
To deal with the dyin'
Though I cannot explain that in lines.

Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be by the strength of you skin
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes I'm in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you tryin' to be a part of
A world that just don't exist
It's all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feelin' like this.

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
With worthless foam from the mouth
I can tell you are torn
Between stayin' and returnin'
Back to the South
You've been fooled into thinking
That the finishin' end is at hand
Yet there's no one to beat you
No one to defeat you
'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad

I've heard you say many times
That you're better 'n no one
And no one is better 'n you
If you really believe that
You know you have
Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you
Making you feel
That you gotta be just like them.

I'd forever talk to you
But soon my words
They would turn into a meaningless ring
For deep in my heart
I know there is no help I can bring
Everything passes
Everything changes
Just do what you think you should do
And someday, maybe
Who knows, baby
I'll come and be cryin' to you.


Bob Dylan, ''To Ramona''

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