Plague, Disease & Loneliness – A Bob Dylan Playlist

Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.
– Bob Dylan

One year, and still not over. Let’s seek “comfort” in the words & music of Bob Dylan.

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No Time to Think

Recorded: April 27, 1978
Released: Street-Legal – June 15, 1978

Mercury rules you and destiny fools you like the plague with a dangerous wink
And there’s no time to think.

Foot of Pride

Recorded: April 27, 1983
Released: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 – March 26, 1991

Ain’t nothin’ left here partner, just the dust of a plague
that has left this whole town afraid
From now on, this’ll be where you’re from

Ain’t Talkin’

Recorded:February-March 2006
Released:Modern Times – August 29, 2006

Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
Through a world mysterious and vague
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
Walking through the cities of the plague

Live – Rome 2013


Where Are You Tonight?

Recorded: April 27, 1978
Released: Street-Legal – June 15, 1978

I fought with my twin, that enemy within
’Til both of us fell by the way
Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees
While the law looks the other way

Live,Charlotte, 1978

Shot of Love

Recorded: Early May 1981
Released: Shot of Love – August 10, 1981

I need a shot of love,
Don’t need a shot of heroin to kill my disease,

Alt. version

Neighborhood Bully

Recorded: April 19, 1983
Released: Infidels – October 27, 1983

He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth,
Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health.
He’s the neighborhood bully.

Disease of Conceit

Recorded: March 08, 1989
Released: Oh Mercy – September 18, 1989

There’s a whole lotta people suffering tonight from the disease of conceit,
Whole lotta people struggling tonight from the disease of conceit

Live @ Supper Club, NYC 1993

Key West (Philosopher Pirate)

Recorded: January – February 2020
Released: Rough and Rowdy Ways – June 19, 2020

The fishtail ponds and the orchid trees
They can give you the bleedin’ heart disease
People tell me – I oughta try a little tenderness


Father of Night

Recorded: June 05, 1970
Released: New Morning – October 19, 1970

Father of loneliness and pain,
Father of love and father of rain.


Recorded: November 14, 1973
Released: Planet Waves – January 17, 1974

There are those who worship loneliness, I’m not one of them:
In this age of fiberglass I’m searching for a gem.

Every Grain Of Sand

Recorded: May 04, 1981
Released: Shot of Love – August 10, 1981

I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer’s dream, in the chill of a wintry light
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face

Marchin’ To The City

Recorded: January 1997
Released: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006 – October 06, 2008

Got a mind of its own
The more people around
The more you feel alone