Bob Dylan: 5 live versions of “Seeing the Real You at Last”

Well, I thought that the rain would cool things down
But it looks like it don’t
I’d like to get you to change your mind
But it looks like you won’t.

The song was recorded at Cherokee Studio, Hollywood on January 28, 1985, and included on the album Empire Burlesque – released June 10, 1985.

It has been performed 242 times live, top year was 1986 with 58 performances.

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
February 1986

From now on I’ll be busy
Ain’t going nowhere fast
I’m just glad it’s over
And I’m seeing the real you at last.

Rich Stadium
Buffalo, New York
4 July 1986

Well, didn’t I risk my neck for you
Didn’t I take chances?
Didn’t I rise above all
Most unfortunate circumstances?

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
8 February 1990

Well, I had some rotten nights
Didn’t think that they would pass
I’m just thankful and grateful
To be seeing the real you at last.

Concert Hall
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
27 April 1996

I’m hungry and irritable
And I’m tired of this bag of tricks
At one time there was nothing wrong with me
That you could not fix.

New York City, New York
26 July 1999

Well, I sailed through the storm
Strapped to the mast
Oh, but our time has come
And I’m seeing the real you at last.