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 Post subject: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 04:19 GMT 
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beyond here lies nothing

well I love you pretty baby
you’re the only love iv never known
just as long as you stasy wioth me
the whole world is my throne
beyonbd here liesd nothin
nothin I could call my own

well im moving after midnight
by boulevards of broken cars
don’t known what I’d do without her
without this love that we call ours
beyond here lies nothin
nothin beyond the moon & stars

down in the street there’s window
and every window made of glass
we keep on loving pretty baby
for as long as love would last
beyond here lies nothing’
but the mountains of the past

well my ship is in the harbour
and the sails are spent
listen to me, pretty baby
lay your hand upon my head
beyond here lies nothing
nothing done and nothing said


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 04:25 GMT 

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Corrections:

Oh well, I love you pretty baby
You're the only love I've ever known
Just as long as you stay with me
The whole world is my throne
Beyond here lies nothin'
Nothin' we can call our own

Well, I'm movin' after midnight
Down boulevards of broken cars
Don't know what I'd do without it
Without this love that we call ours
Beyond here lies nothin'
Nothin' but the moon and stars

Down every street there's a window
And every window's made of glass
We'll keep on lovin' pretty baby
For as long as love will last
Beyond here lies nothin'
But the mountains of the past

Well, my ship is in the harbor
And the sails are spread
Listen to me, pretty baby
Lay your hand upon my head
Beyond here lies nothin'
Nothin' done and nothin' said


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 04:35 GMT 
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thanks man
down every street there's a window
ya that sounds better


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 08:13 GMT 

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I thought he sang 'the sails are set..


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 08:20 GMT 
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No, you oik, its the sails are 'spread'.

Image

I'm thinking there might be a pirate element to it too....

Bob Dylan - the last buccaneer :lol:

Just joshin wit yez 8)


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 08:27 GMT 
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the ship in the harbor, with sails and all, seems to be a better prospect than "my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast"


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 09:07 GMT 

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Someone on another thread mentioned the connection between the phrase "beyond here lies nothing" and the early days of sea navigation where ships' crews were fearful of entering uncharted waters.

I find it really interesting that Bob Dylan is using that sailing imagery in this context. It kind of transforms the sense of the phrase 'beyond here lies nothing'. Initially, I had taken it as some kind of acceptance that there is nothing beyond death. But if you follow the metaphor here, then it is simply the unknown (and in fact we now know that the New World, among other places, existed in uncharted waters).


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 09:11 GMT 
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SquareTotemPole wrote:
Someone on another thread mentioned the connection between the phrase "beyond here lies nothing" and the early days of sea navigation where ships' crews were fearful of entering uncharted waters.


That was me, you oik! :P


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 09:28 GMT 

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A thousand apologies BCD. Credit where it is due.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 09:33 GMT 
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Gracias, Senor!

I just wish I could sail with him on the high seas. :(

I see we have a new member, Cortez. Bobby is that you baby - pm me with the details :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:04 GMT 

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The lyrics could be read as looking at things from an atheist viewpoint. I've not yet heard the song (at work, and I can't right now) so I can't tell how the emphasis gives meaning to the song, but it certainly is one interpretation.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:13 GMT 
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I agree - 'lay your hand upon my head' suggests to me that the main character is not going to make the sea journey home, and that's what lies uncharted


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:17 GMT 
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laying of hands is a very Jewish/Christian idea - it denotes healing! I think Bob's borrowing the phrase to emphasize his love of the Goddess. :P (half-kidding)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laying_of_hands


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:21 GMT 
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yours was an excellent interpretation earlier, BCD. It really improved my listen an hour ago


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:22 GMT 
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Thank you! :)


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 11:10 GMT 
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The lascivious vocal and the ship imagery make wonderful companions, and as someone said the vocal is full of good humour.

The love song/sailing ship imagery reminded me of this :

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Which is one of Mr Cave's better efforts.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 14:14 GMT 
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Has it been mentioned here yet that a recent Willie Nelson album includes a track called "Bob the Pirate"? Anyone think/know if there's a connection to BHLN's lyrics??


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 15:38 GMT 
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Surely the accordion was dreamt up because the song was for the soundtrack of a French director. A Piaf association?!


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 15:39 GMT 

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notdarkyet wrote:
the ship in the harbor, with sails and all, seems to be a better prospect than "my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast"


I don't think this seems brighter; they are gloomy in different ways. One is destruction, but I think this one is about escape, leaving town. It seems to me not a celebration, but like a "baby, I gotta go quick or else I'll be stuck here and they'll catch up to me" kind of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 17:33 GMT 
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these aren't bad lyrics. but the opposite sentiment of beyond the horizon.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Mon March 30th, 2009, 19:53 GMT 

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If Bob had meant an atheistic statement, he would not have added the qualifiers each time.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
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To set a sail (Naut.), to extend or spread a sail to the
wind.


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Tue March 31st, 2009, 05:15 GMT 
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stevesorensen wrote:
If Bob had meant an atheistic statement, he would not have added the qualifiers each time.


Yes, it reminds me of the trick that works so well in Most of the Time. He makes what sounds like a definitive, iron-clad statement and then collapses into reality.

"I don't even care if I ever see her again -- most of the time"

"Beyond here lies nothing -- except...


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Tue March 31st, 2009, 05:19 GMT 
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except everything!

A clean slate. Tabula rasa! Again, re-birth!


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 Post subject: Re: BEYOND LYRICS
PostPosted: Tue March 31st, 2009, 06:00 GMT 

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Sounds like he is saying this is the world we live in and there is no other one populated by little green men in shiney suits. We are unique, and we should appreciate that fact and make the most of it. But he does cast the odd doubt around at the same time.


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