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“I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me,
See like me or be like me.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.”

(Bob Dylan)


Someone had to do it: proclaim, once and for all, the many ways we relate to each other that have nothing to do with friendship or goodwill! All he wants to do is be her friend - not so many other things involving manipulation and control! Rarely has it been stated so clearly: these lyrics hold wisdom as well as humour and a sense of frustration at the way humans treat each other. Simon Rees, March 2007


All I Really Want To Do

Bob Dylan, 1964

I ain't lookin' to compete with you,
Beat or cheat or mistreat you,
Simplify you, classify you,
Deny, defy or crucify you.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

No, and I ain't lookin' to fight with you,
Frighten you or uptighten you,
Drag you down or drain you down,
Chain you down or bring you down.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

I ain't lookin' to block you up,
Shock or knock or lock you up,
Analyze you, categorize you,
Finalize you or advertise you.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

I don't want to straight-face you,
Race or chase you, track or trace you,
Or disgrace you or displace you,
Or define you or confine you.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

I don't want to meet your kin,
Make you spin or do you in,
Or select you or dissect you,
Or inspect you or reject you.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

I don't want to fake you out,
Take or shake or forsake you out,
I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me,
See like me or be like me.
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you.

 

Copyright © 1964; renewed 1992 Special Rider Music

 

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