Bob Dylan: 8 Brilliant live versions of “Not Dark Yet”

Shadows are falling and I been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep and time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t let me heal

Studio version
Recorded: January 1997
Recorded location: Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Producer: Daniel Lanois
Engineer: Mark Howard

Live:
Performed onstage: 1997-2002, 2004-12, 2019 -> 190 times
First time: Oct 30, 1997
Last time: Dec 08, 2019

Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York
20 July 1999

There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there
Well my sense of humanity is going down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain



Bakersfield Centennial Garden
Bakersfield, California
12 March 2000

She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writin’ what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there


Sheffield Arena
Sheffield, England
22 September 2000

Well I been to London and I been to gay Paree
I followed the river and I got to the sea


Stirling Castle
Stirling, Scotland
13 July 2001

I’ve been down to the bottom of a whirlpool of lies
I ain’t lookin’ for nothin’ in anyone’s eyes


Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, England
5 May 2002

Sometimes my burden is more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there


Tsongas Center
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
20 November 2010

I was born here and I’ll die here, against my will
I know it looks like I’m movin’ but I’m standin’ still


Bren Events Center
University Of California Irvine
Irvine, California
11 October 2019

Every nerve in my body is so naked and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from


Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
3 December 2019

Don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there


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