Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Night at the Cafe: I Believe in You 2007

Just found this video of Dylan's concert in Melbourne this year where he performed "I Believe in You,"from "Slow Train Coming." Here are the lyrics:

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I know I'll make it through.
And they, they look at me and frown,
They'd like to drive me from this town,
They don't want me around
'Cause I believe in you.

They show me to the door,
They say don't come back no more
'Cause I don't be like they'd like me to,
And I walk out on my own
A thousand miles from home
But I don't feel alone
'Cause I believe in you.

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter,
I believe in you even though we be apart.
I believe in you even on the morning after.
Oh, when the dawn is nearing
Oh, when the night is disappearing
Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart.

Don't let me drift too far,
Keep me where you are
Where I will always be renewed.
And that which you've given me today
Is worth more than I could pay
And no matter what they say
I believe in you.

I believe in you when winter turn to summer,
I believe in you when white turn to black,
I believe in you even though I be outnumbered.
Oh, though the earth may shake me
Oh, though my friends forsake me
Oh, even that couldn't make me go back.

Don't let me change my heart,
Keep me set apart
From all the plans they do pursue.
And I, I don't mind the pain
Don't mind the driving rain
I know I will sustain
'Cause I believe in you.

B. Dylan 1979

Here's his 2007 version, live from Melbourne just three months ago. Those taping the video sound as excited as I would be if I heard him pull this one out. It was not on his regular playlist this year. But it's a great year to do it.

If you want to hear amazing interpretations of Dylan's Gospel songs, catch the performances on this terrific documentary:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this video of Dylan's gospel music. It was an inspiring video. I will go out and buy this CD. I was glad to see him sing again this song in concert. Maybe we in the Episcopal Church can still sing the Lord's song as he still does.