Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Someone made a quote today...he said "my love speaks like silence"...it was something beautiful I thought...then he said it was from a Bob Dylan song...and you all know I just had to find it..and yeah...beautiful lyrics.




My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn't have to say she's faithful
Yet she's true, like ice, like fire.
People carry roses
Make promises by the hours
My love she laughs like the flowers
Valentines can't buy her.

In the dime stores and bus stations
People talk of situations
Read books, repeat quotations
Draw conclusions on the wall.
Some speak of the future
My love she speaks softly
She knows there's no success like failure
And that failure's no success at all.

The cloak and dagger dangles
Madams light the candles.
In ceremonies of the horsemen
Even the pawn must hold a grudge.
Statues made of match sticks
Crumble into one another
My love winks, she does not bother
She knows too much to argue or to judge.

The bridge at midnight trembles
The country doctor rambles
Bankers' nieces seek perfection
Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring.
The wind howls like a hammer
The night blows cold and rainy
My love she's like some raven
At my window with a broken wing.

4 comments:

naijalines said...

Hey sista, love the lyrics.
I can't hear the video. No sound.

naijalines said...

I can see it though. LOL!

naijalines said...

I can hear it now, too!

Patrice said...

Yes, beautiful lyrics, by arguably the greatest American poet of the latter half of the 20th C. I would pay to know what's going through Donovan's head starting at 1'44". He's either unimpressed or envious, I can't quite make out which. Thankfully all music videos are not like this one, or I would do nothing but watch them all day.