Song Lyrics: Most of the Time

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I call it the pause that refreshes.

There’s a part of this song where Dylan seems to hesitate, just for an instant (of course, I could be imagining it). It’s at the end of each verse, but seems especially pronounced in the last one:

Most of the time
I’m halfway content,
Most of the time
I know exactly where I went,
I don’t cheat on myself, I don’t run and hide,
Hide from the feelings, that are buried inside,
I don’t compromise and I don’t pretend,
I don’t even care if I ever see her again
Most of the time.

In this world where we try to fit as many words in as little space possible, here’s a example of the power of keeping your mouth shut.

A Bob Dylan researcher (yes, there are such things) could wax poetic about how that little hesitation is what makes Dylan great. I don’t know about that, I just know that at that moment, I smile and know exactly what he’s feeling …

… most of the time.

I first heard this song on a mix tape a friend sent me during college. I loved it then, I love it now and I really loved it here:


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