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“Sara” by Bob Dylan
For Gretchen (thatgroovychick), the first I’ve ever known to proclaim Desire her favorite Dylan album, and hoping her stay across the ocean is going well.
“Sara” may very well be Dylan’s saddest song, the result of a masterful combination of the melancholic memories of the verses, the heartbroken chorus, the slow, dirge-like rhythms, and the longing of the solo violin echoing an impending loss. It may also be his most personal, recounting his relationship with his estranged wife, Sara, who filed for divorce not long after the album was released.
I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells
I’d taken the cure and had just gotten through
Staying up for days in the Chelsea Hotel
Writing “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” for you
It’s good to be back!
Listen to this! It’s like hearing all of your favorite classic rock bands on the radio but not hearing the same three songs by them over and over again.