I Threw It All Away Before I Knew What I Had: Bob Dylan

I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel
I treated her like a fool
I threw it all away.

Once I had mountains in the palm of my hand
And rivers that ran through ev’ry day
I must have been mad
I never knew what I had
Until I threw it all away.

Love is all there is, it makes the world go around
Love and only love it can’t be denied
No matter what you think about it
You just won’t be able to do without it
Take a tip from one who’s tried.

So if you find someone that gives you all of her love
Take it to your heart, don’t let it stray
For one thing that’s certain
You will surely be a-hurtin’
If you throw it all away.

Bob Dylan 1941-

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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2 Responses to I Threw It All Away Before I Knew What I Had: Bob Dylan

  1. Peter Banks says:

    Wow, that triggers some nostalgia! Remember listening to that just before I left for Uni… bitter sweet memories 😉

  2. layanglicana says:

    I do believe that a good song can haunt us for ever – and Bob Dylan is the master, if not necessarily as singer, certainly as song-writer! Hold on to the sweetness, and rise above the bitterness! 🙂

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