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Sweetheart Like You

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Infidels (1983)

 4.2/5 (227 votes)


Bill Jeremy: I don't get your point! Mar 19, 2009
Jeremy The song is great, but the lyrics are way to male- chauvinistic for me ("... a woman like you should be at home/That´s where you belong"). Oh Mercy! Jan 06, 2009
Greg "Steal a little and they throw you in jail, Steal a lot and they make you king" What makes Dylan worthy of his stature is simply the universality and timelessness of his words. The only aspect of the song I love more than the lyrics is the guitar solo that ends this beautiful, strange tune. Mar 03, 2006
Matthew The shifts from the focus on the singers obsession with this "sweetheart" to more outwardly concerns ("they say patriotism is the last refuge, etc") is wonderfully jarring. Taking the ultimate bar pickup cliche' and turning it on its ear is also perfect. It is even better in context, between the complex vision of Jesus in Jokerman and the neopolitical Neighborhood Bully. Nov 25, 2005
Nina This song is just so adult, and every line ends up nowhere you expected it to go, and the character he creates is so fascinating/dark/knowing that you end up wanting to sacrifice the "sweetheart" to him just to get some more verses out of that voice. Oops, I guess that's why I'm one of the, er, fallen. May 18, 2005
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Related songs & albums

All songs on Infidels
Track Song
1 Jokerman (Bob Dylan)
2 Sweetheart Like You (Bob Dylan)
3 Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan)
4 License to Kill (Bob Dylan)
5 Man Of Peace (Bob Dylan)
6 Union Sundown (Bob Dylan)
7 I and I (Bob Dylan)
8 Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight (Bob Dylan)
Sweetheart Like You appears on these albums
Year Album
1983 Infidels