“One More Cup of Coffee” by Bob Dylan
The more I listen to this album, the more I am mesmerized by the violin and by the vocals of Emmylou Harris. The entire album is a prime example of how, when taken individually, the songs seem random and not necessarily among Dylan’s strongest, but when taken together, they form a more cohesive set of stories, more concretely linked by their musical similarities. Accomplishing something like this takes more than just songwriting skill or musical talent: it takes vision.
Your sister sees the future (403 plays)
Like your mama and yourself.
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf.
“Mozambique” by Bob Dylan
It’s an upbeat and playful song in the midst of the brooding and melancholy masses on Desire.
This, along with the title, convey a sense of a warmer climate - something sorely needed by those Tumblr folks expecting another snowstorm this late in March.
Because macalien was looking for it so I searched for it, but by the time I saw it and found it, someone else posted it, but then I listened to it a dozen times and remembered how great it is. So here it is.
Because Emmylou Harris on background vocals.
Also, the Mozambique thread on Tumblr is outstanding. Check out the amazing photography - breathtaking and heartbreaking.