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Abandoned Love

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Biograph (1985)
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 4.5/5 (170 votes)


Bobby K. "I march in the Parade of Liberty - but as long as I love you I'm not free..." This song got me out of nowhere when I was walking with a broken heart (and a broken mind) - I truly LOVE the violin on that song. Oh, and it is also a lot of fun to play on the guitar. "Wherever the children go... I'll follow them." Jul 17, 2006
Steve The lyrics to this song are superb throughout. "I thought that he was righteous but he's vain..." (the deceptive clown within) and "He's always off somewhere when i need him most..." (the spectre-battling patron saing) are two of my favorite characters out of the hundreds he's peopled his songs with. Great fun to play and easy too! Jun 17, 2006
dave w sit back and listen to a mind still churning away with ecclectic imagery. Apr 16, 2006
Isis Love this one. "Take off your heavy makeup and your shawl." Don't know why, but that line just does it for me. Mar 15, 2006
Marty Perhaps Mr. Dylan's most under-rated song. The lyrics are extraordinary. "We sat in an empty theatre and we kissed...." Great imagery throughout the song. Jan 09, 2006
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2 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Traditional/Rev. Gary Davis)
3 If Not For You (Bob Dylan)
4 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
5 I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
6 The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan)
7 Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
8 Masters of War (Bob Dylan)
9 Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Bob Dylan)
10 Percy's Song (Bob Dylan)
11 Mixed up Confusion (Bob Dylan)
12 Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)
13 The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (Bob Dylan)
14 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (Live 1974) (Bob Dylan)
15 Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
16 Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Bob Dylan)
17 Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
18 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
19 Visions of Johanna (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
20 Every Grain of Sand (Bob Dylan)
21 The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) (Bob Dylan)
22 Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
23 Dear Landlord (Bob Dylan)
24 It Ain't Me, Babe (Bob Dylan)
25 You Angel You (Bob Dylan)
26 Million Dollar Bash (Bob Dylan)
27 To Ramona (Bob Dylan)
28 You're a Big Girl Now (Alternate Version) (Bob Dylan)
29 Abandoned Love (Bob Dylan)
30 Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan)
31 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
32 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Bob Dylan)
33 Positively 4th Street (Bob Dylan)
34 Isis (Live 1975) (Dylan/Levy)
35 Jet Pilot (Bob Dylan)
36 Caribbean Wind (Bob Dylan)
37 Up to Me (Bob Dylan)
38 Baby, I'm in the Mood for You (Bob Dylan)
39 I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bob Dylan)
40 I Want You (Bob Dylan)
41 Heart of Mine (Live 1981) (Bob Dylan)
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43 Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan)
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46 Gotta Serve Somebody (Bob Dylan)
47 I Believe in You (Bob Dylan)
48 Time Passes Slowly (Bob Dylan)
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Abandoned Love appears on these albums
Year Album
1985 Biograph
2013 Side Tracks