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Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan

Just Like a Woman

Blonde on Blonde
folk singer-songwriter folk rock 60s classic rock


Just Like a Woman is a 1966 song written by Bob Dylan. It appears on the second side of his classic 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. It was released as a single in the US and peaked at #33. The magazine Rolling Stone ranked the song as number 230 in their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[1] Dylan wrote this ballad on Thanksgiving Day 1965 while touring in Kansas City. It was allegedly inspired by New York socialite Edie Sedgwick, who frequented Andy Warhol's Factory at around the same time Dylan was introduced to Warhol and had a tendency to catch the attention of musicians (The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed wrote "Femme Fatale" about Sedgwick at about the same time, released on 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico). "Just Like A Woman" has also been rumored to be written about Dylan's relationship with fellow folk singer Joan Baez.[citation needed] Some women's groups criticized this because of its disparaging lyrics.[citation needed] Dylan played the song at George Harrison and Ravi Shankar's Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. This song was not released as a single in the UK. Manfred Mann's version hit #10 there in 1966.


Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American musician, poet and artist whose position in popular culture is unique. Dylan started his musical odyssey in 1959 when he began playing in Dinkytown, Minneapolis while attending the University of Minnesota. Shortly after starting to play he changed his stage name to Bob Dylan, after being influenced by the poetry of Dylan Thomas before legally changing his name in 1962. Show more ...

Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev'rybody knows
That Baby's got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls
She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

Queen Mary, she's my friend
Yes, I believe I'll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can't be blessed
Till she finally sees that she's like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

It's was raining from the first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here
And your long-time curse hurts
But what's worse
Is this pain in here
I can't stay in here
Ain't it clear that.

I just can't fit
Yes, I believe it's time for us to quit
When we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don't let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world
Ah, you fake just like a woman, yes you do
You make love just like a woman, yes you do
Then you ache just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl.



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