I’m continuing with Bob Dylan for the rest of 2016, and unlike the previous two weeks, I’ve chosen a different type of song. It’s neither political commentary nor an anthem of change.
Don’t get me wrong. This is Dylan. It’s still a complex song.
“I Want You” is lyrically rich, though I’ll admit I only ever remember the happy melody and repetitively longing chorus.
“… I want you, I want you
Yes, I want you so bad
Honey, I want you …”
These words take up space in my brain over the more intricate lines in the song. They stir me because of their passionate simplicity, as if to say: “Nothing else matters, and I’d give up everything to be with you.”
It’s madness, and yet, who would not want to hear these words spoken to them?
It’s coming to the end of the year, and it’s not been an easy one for many of us. Maybe it’s best to let rationality slip away for a while, if only for the time it takes to listen to this song.
Enjoy your week,