The Great Poet Emily DickinsonThe Great Poet Emily Dickinson    

The World's Premier

Humanitarian Web Resource

line decor
  
line decor
    


Return to Main Poetry Page

“Your pleasure knows no limits,
Your voice is like a meadowlark -
But your heart is like an ocean,
Mysterious and dark.”

(Bob Dylan)


These few short verses paint the story of a painful rejection, the end of a difficult relationship and a sense of despair and foreboding symbolised by the "valley below." The colourful imagery of the poetry is set to music as though it were a gypsy tale of passion and intensity. Simon Rees, March 2007


One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)

Bob Dylan, 1975

Your breath is sweet,
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky,
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie.
But I don't sense affection
No gratitude or love -
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above.

One more cup of coffee for the road,
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below.


Your daddy he's an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade,
He'll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade.
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude -
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food.

One more cup of coffee for the road,
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below.


Your sister sees the future,
Like your mama and yourself.
You've never learned to read or write,
There's no books upon your shelf.
And your pleasure knows no limits,
Your voice is like a meadowlark -
But your heart is like an ocean,
Mysterious and dark.

One more cup of coffee for the road,
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below.

 

Copyright © 1975 Ram's Horn Music

 

Previous page Poetry from Some Favourite Lyrics by Bob Dylan Next page

Index of Bob Dylan Songs by Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Index of Bob Dylan Lyrics by Extract

Back to top

Return to Main Poetry Page


Sister Sites Maintained as Educational Resources by the Same Authors:

Link to: FCT World - Resources on the Unique & Powerful System of Medicine called Field Control Therapy   Link to: Key Toxins - Exclusive Articles, Info & Interviews about Toxicity, the World's Most Pressing Issue
Link to: Tibetan Pulsing World - Resources on the Transformative System of Yoga & Meditation called Tibetan Pulsing   Link to: Deep Energy Healing - Resources on Different Therapies, the Nature of Healing and the Future of Medicine

© Copyright 2007 Simon Rees, Kevin Eakins and SYY Integrated Health Systems, Ltd.  

Disclaimer: The information at this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The content of this website comprises only the observations and opinions of the authors and contributors: it does not constitute medical advice to readers.

 

  Who Are We?
Contact Us