Simple Twist of Fate by Bob Dylan with lyrics from StjepkoRS on Vimeo.
They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark,
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones.
'Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.
They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel
With a neon burnin' bright.
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.
A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' by the arcade.
As the light burst through a beat-up shade
Where he was wakin' up,
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.
He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care,
Pushed the window open wide,
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by his simple twist of fate.
He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks,
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in.
Maybe she'll pick him out again,
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.
People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within.
I still believe she was my twin,
But I lost the ring.
She was born in spring,
But I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.
Σ.Σ. Εμφανίστηκε στο άλμπουμ Blood on the tracks του 1974 αν θυμάμαι καλά - και σε ό,τι με αφορά στο βιβλίο του φροντιστηρίου των Αγγλικών που πήγαινα κάπου το 1982 ή 83, χωρίς την 4η και 6η στροφή. Πολλά χρόνια μετά το άκουσα ολοκληρωμένο και το κατέγραψα και τις προάλλες μου το θύμισε η Α.Π., καλή της ώρα, στο fb. Από ό,τι διαβάζω, ο Dylan το παίζει ενίοτε στις συναυλίες του.
Ναι, ζει ακόμα.