An upbeat version of a beaten-down blues song written by Bob Dylan. It’s a monologue of an unsettled mind, struggling through poverty, isolation, ruin, regret, and despair, still feeling affection, gratitude, resolve and hope; a love song sung too late, and a plea for one more chance, again. A confused mind comforted by an irrational excuse, that one day would have made a difference. One lyric is left out in this cover: what Rosie said, and sleeping in Rosie’s bed.

After the song was cut from Dylan’s 1997 Time Out of Mind, Dylan sent the song to Crow to see if she wanted to record it for herself. Her version was released a year later on The Globe Sessions, with an altered melody. Dylan’s own version was not released until 2001 on his album Love and Theft (the Dylan album released September 11, 2001).

Crow later claimed that the song gave her direction and clarity for the whole album and that it gave the album some class. Crow said, “I was stoked that he even thought of me for the song.”

Edited by quentin_compson on 11 Jan 2009, 06:55

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