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Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through The Dark Heat)

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Street Legal (1978)

 4.1/5 (375 votes)

6 comments

Tosorma Over the years various Dylan songs have bubbled up on my "Best Dylan Song" list. For about five or so years this one was at the top. I agree with "49Days" that it is "the single most underrated song in the Dylan canon." Melody, lyrics, performance—all are superb. May 16, 2014
Tom This was the 70s version of "Like a Rolling Stone." Never understood why this song never made it big. If everyone was like me it would have. May 19, 2011
The Gypsey I agree this is an incredible song. It has everything I love in a Dylan song---evocative imagery, intricate rhyming patterns, anguished lyrics sung with authentic emotion throughout and a killer guitar solo to tie it all together at the end after the ultimately hopeful last line"I can't believe it, I can't believe I'm alive but without you it doesn't seem right" Dec 23, 2007
The Gypsey I agree this is an incredible song. It has everything I love in a Dylan song---evocative imagery, intricate rhyming patterns, anguished lyrics sung with authentic emotion throughout and a killer guitar solo to tie it all together at the end after the ultimately hopeful last line"I can't believe it, I can't believe I'm alive but without you it doesn't seem right" Dec 21, 2007
49Days The single most underrated song in the Dylan canon. Oct 07, 2006
Benedict This is a great song. I am a bit supprised it is this high up, but there you go. What is so brilliant about this song is the way it builds up towards the end of each verse, until Bob desperately shouts out "Where are you tonight?". And then it builds up again from the beginning of another verse. And over and over again he just reaches depair Sep 05, 2006
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