"I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You" by Bob Dylan
I've been listening to Dylan's new album; I'm so grateful for the music this artist has brought into my life. "I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You", in all it's contemplative beauty, is a love song for the ages. As the song acknowledges what it takes to love again, after heartache, pain and despair, it can also be heard from a spiritual perspective.
"I'm sittin' on my terrace, lost in the stars Listening to the sounds of the sad guitars Been thinking it all over and I've thought it all through I've made up my mind to give myself to you I saw the first fall of snow I saw the flowers come and go I don't think that anyone else ever knew I've made up my mind to give myself to you I'm giving myself to you, I am From Salt Lake City to Birmingham From East L.A. to San Antone I don't think I can bear to live my life alone My eye is like a shooting star It looks at nothin' here or there, looks at nothin' near or far No one ever told me, it's just something I knew I've made up my mind to give myself to you If I had the wings of a snow white dove I'd preach the gospel, the gospel of love A love so real, a love so true I've made up my mind to give myself to you Take me out traveling, you're a traveling man Show me something I don't understand I'm not what I was, things aren't what they were I'll go far away from home with her I traveled a long road of despair I met no other traveler there Lot of people gone, lot of people I knew I've made up my mind to give myself to you Well, my heart's like a river, a river that sings Just takes me a while to realize things I'll see you at sunrise, I'll see you at dawn I'll lay down beside you when everyone's gone I've traveled from the mountains to the sea I hope that the gods go easy with me I knew you'd say yes, I'm saying it too I've made up my mind to give myself to you"