I Don’t Believe You

I Don’t Believe You
(Bob Dylan)

Tid-Bettes: During the recording session for “Buckets of Rain,” featured on Bette’s third album “Songs for the new Depression,” Bette and Bob Dylan frequently joked around with each other in-between takes and broke into impromptu songs.  During such a moment Bob Dylan and producer Moogy Klingman began to sing one of Bob’s own songs and Bette joined in.  

I can’t understand
She let go of my hand
And left me here facing the wall

I’d sure like to know
Why she did go
But I can’t get close to her at all

Though we kissed through the wild blazing nighttime
She said she would never forget
But now morning’s clear
It’s like ain’t here
She acts like we never have met

It’s all new to me
Like some mystery
It could even be like a myth
But it’s hard to think on
That she’s the same one
That last night I was with

From darkness, dreamers deserted
Am I still dreaming yet
I wish she’d unlock
Her voice once and talk
Instead of acting like we never have met

If she ain’t feeling well
Then why don’t she tell
Instead of turning her back to my face
Without any doubt
She seems too far out
For me to return to her chase
Though her skirt it swayed as a guitar played
Her mouth was watery and wet
But now something has changed
For she ain’t the same
She just acts like we never have met

If I didn’t have to guess
I’d gladly confess
To anything I might’ve tried
If I was with her too long
Or have done something wrong
I wish she’d tell me what it is
I’ll run and hide
Though the night ran swirling and whirling
I remember her whispering yet
But evidently she don’t
And evidently she won’t
She did act like we never have met

I’ll be leaving today
I’ll be on my way
Of this I can’t say very much
But if you want me to
I can be just like you
And pretend that we never have touched
And if anybody asks me
Is it easy to forget
I’ll say it’s easily done
You just pick anyone
And pretend that you never have met

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