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A monologue of despair, with just enough left to go on; a love song sung too late for one more chance; and a comforting illusion, that one day would have made a difference. Dylan recorded two other versions included in a release of session recordings in 2008. Covers, with altered lyrics (leaving out Rosie and Rosie's bed), by Sheryl Crow (Rocking the Globe Live, Globe Sessions), Dixie Chicks (Top of the World Tour), and a video with the same lyrics… read more

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Every step of the way we walk the line
Your days are numbered, so are mine
Time is pilin' up, we struggle and we scrape
We're all boxed in, nowhere to escape

Bob Dylan - Mississippi Lyrics


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  • Great stuff.
  • The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 version suits the lyrics much better than the "Love and Theft" version, at least for me. Probably a top 10 song after Blood on the Tracks on my list.
  • Yes, yes, this song is way up there with Dylan's greatest songs.
  • Dylan goes Alternative. Hey, it works!
  • Not a huge fan of "ModBob" but this is up there with his very best songs.
  • ...resté dans le Mississippi un jour de trop
  • haha. great song.
  • "Blood on the Tracks" isn't a song
  • His best song since "Blood on the Tracks."
  • "All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime / Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme"

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