New Dylan Song: Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

Fans of Bob Dylan were happy yesterday to learn that his new song, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” was made available for FREE DOWNLOAD. Offer expires at midnight tonight (I think), so as they say in the old advertising game: Don’t delay, act now.

You can hear the track by clicking on the video. Nothing earth-shattering — this isn’t a new masterpiece. Bob’s basically an old bluesman now, like a living Robert Johnson, and this is a cool R & B tune featuring the great David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) on accordion. The full album, “Together Through Life,” releases in late April.

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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 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 harbour
And the sails are spread
A-Listen to me pretty baby
Lay your hand upon my head
Beyond here lies nothin’
Nothin’ done and nothin’ said

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If I strike you as obsessive about Dylan, it’s because I am. With most celebrities, we know way too much, and the more we know the less we are interested. Then there are those rare people, like Dylan or Nixon, who strike me as endlessly fascinating. The more you know, the more you want to know.

Here’s the just-published book I’m reading right now, by Clinton Heylin, author of the wonderful, 800-page Dylan biography, Behind the Shades Revisited:

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