Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Believe In You

OK since Haz the enforcer is in Madison and unable to post over this today, I thought I would sneak in at least one more Cat Power video from her album "Jukebox".

This is a Bob Dylan song called "I Believe In You" that originally appeared on his "Slow Train Coming" album. The entire album was controversial for Dylan as it marked his apparent conversion from nominal Judaism to evangelical Christianity. Make of it what you will:

Here are the lyrics in case you feel like following along [I just realized that she changed things up slightly-these are the original Dylan 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.


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  2. Great guitar work by Judah Bauer!

  3. Very cool. Thanks for posting it. How did you learn about Cat Power? Where did you hear her; was is a live venue?

  4. Luck! I saw her at San Diego "Street Scenes" in 2008. "Street Scenes" is an outdoor event, with a dozen or so bands playing on different stages.

    Cat Power was one of many playing that year, but she was the best, even better than Beck. I bought the "Jukebox" CD shortly afterwards.

    I linked to an actual video somebody made of that night on the earlier post.

  5. Lovely! So romantic. Sorry I've been absent. Thanks, you guys, for keeping this going. I love everything you guys put up!