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"4th Time Around" is a song by Bob Dylan on his 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde.

With lyrics that contrast the mundane with the absurd, "4th Time Around" is suggestive of a young romance. The song revolves around the actions and brief spoken phrases of a man and a woman, who are presumably in the midst of a lover's quarrel. It opens with what could be interpreted as the climax of an argument "When she said/ Don't waste your words… read more

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When she said, \"Don't waste your words, they're just lies,\"
I cried she was deaf.
And she worked on my face until breaking my eyes,
Then said, \"What else you got left?\"

Bob Dylan - 4th Time Around Lyrics


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  • I stood in the dirt where everyone walked.
  • One of his best songs (and that is really saying something).
  • sung in broken lines like a kid reading Shakespeare aloud in school
  • Ooft beautiful song.
  • What a great album! It trumped Highway 61 Revisited (barely) in my little black book of personal thoughts on music history.
  • Stunner.
  • one of the greatest songs of all time
  • @phterrell ahh every time I listen to that song I wonder what dylan tune it sounds like. it's this one, obviously!
  • forget norwegian wood, what about townes van zandt's "she came and she touched me"?
  • better than norwegian wood i think.

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