“If I lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died.”

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation

Art of Quotation

“If I lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died.”

Bob Dylan, song quote from Up to Me (Outtakes from Blood on the Tracks)


Up to Me

Everything went from bad to worse
Money never changed a thing
Death kept followin’, trackin’ us down
At least I heard your bluebird sing
Now somebody’s got to show their hand
Time is an enemy
I know you’re long gone
I guess it must be up to me
If I’d thought about it I never would’ve done it
I guess I would’ve let it slide
If I’d-a paid attention to what others were thinkin’
The heart inside me would’ve died
But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity
Someone had to reach for the risin’ star
I guess it was up to me
Oh, the union central is pullin’ out
The orchids…

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