By Tony Attwood
Bob recorded a number of songs at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA, through the summer and autumn of 1985, many of which never made the cut onto a released album but were released on the bootleg “After the Empire”.
This one appropriately called Find Me… it really kicks in around the 1.20 mark…. once everyone else in the studio knows what is going on.
The song is based around three chords which are played through a couple of times at the start, and then Dylan starts to improvise lyrics and melody over the sequence.
We then get a middle 8 before the drummer comes in, by which time we have enough of an idea of the track for there to be an instrumental verse. And it really does sound like the first time that the band heard the song. This is, I am sure, the first and last rendition of the song.
But the band and singers are in tune enough by now to know that after the instrumental verse we should go straight into the middle 8.
The key lyrics are such lines as “Find me, I’m under your spell, find me”. But as for the rest of the lyrics, you will know if you are a regular here that I never feel confident enough to disentangle them, but if you would like to send in your hearing of the lyrics I will publish them – after all no one else has as far as I know. (If there is a site that is running the lyrics, please write in with their URL and we’ll give them full credit.)
As for the song – it’s not a bad piece of rock n roll, but to my hearing it needs to have something else to give it a buzz that could make it worthy of recording on an album. And that would surely be something extra that goes beyond the “Find Me” motif. Dylan can do it – we know that because he has done it so many times – but he just needs the motivation.
Here is Larry’s version of the lyrics
I'm under your skin Find me, on a way within Oh baby, I'm not satisfied Find me, I'm under your spell Find me, I wanna dig your well Oh I, I wanna find my way You went awhirl, got away from your door I don't matter, I know When you're runnin' around the road I'll be knockin', knockin' at your backroad door Oh find me, I'm under your wing Find me, you're my whirlwind I got purpose, you got to find me a door Give you what you ever wanted, but you're hesitant I'll be on my way from you I'm livin' on the government Oh baby, what I'd for you Oh find me, I'm under your wing Find me - everything Oh baby, you are my everything Find me, I'm under your spell Find me, I'll dig your well Find me, or I'll be on my way I'll be on a wonder sleeping bed And you have a bunk or two I'll be your lover, and you'll meet me there Or maybe do whatever you want me to d Find me, a running bell Find me, oh I wish you all well Baby you are my everything