Going to see Dylan has always been like consulting the oracle. The set lists always seemed designed to tell you something about where you are in your life at the moment. It's wise counsel, inspired. The rest is up to you.
For the first time I realized that this is a very old person on stage. Bob's youthfulness and vitality have always covered that up, but no longer. There are moments when he is center stage in the lights where you see a shaky and fragile side one never saw before. For the first time I got the sense that this isn't going to go on forever.
I’d like to help you but I’m in a bit of a jam
I’ll call you tomorrow if there’s phones where I am
Baby, caught between heaven and hell
The final verse of that song, my favorite, is the killer verse for me:
Well the desert is hot, the mountain is cursedPray that I don’t die of thirstBaby, two feet from the well
It's now or never, more than ever.