Not Dark Yet

Story Behind The Song

From Dylan's 1997 Album "Time Out Of Mind"

Song Description

Recorded for a compilation album of Pikes Peak regional artists to honor Bob Dylans music.

Song Length 6:31 Genre Folk - Rock, Rock - Americana
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Relaxed, Poignant Subject Hope, Hour of the Day
Similar Artists Bob Dylan Language English
Era 1990 - 1999


Not Dark Yet

Shadows are falling and I've been here all day
It's too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal
There's not even room enough to be anywhere
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing
there's been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don't see why I should even care
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Well, I've been to London and I've been to gay Paree
I've followed the river and I got to the sea
I've been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain't looking for nothing in anyone's eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

I was born here and I'll die here against my will
I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can't even remember what it was
I came here to get away from
Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Copyright © 1997 by Special Rider Music

Lyrics Bob Dylan Music Randy Ruebsamen
Producer Randy Ruebsamen Publisher Randy Ruebsamen
Performance Randy Ruebsamen, Jon Collins, Don McCaleb

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