Sara Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

I laid on a dune and I looked at the sky
When the children were babies and played on the beach
You came up behind me, I saw you go by
You were always so close and still within reach

Sara, Sara
Whatever made you wanna change your mind?
Sara, Sara
So easy to look at, so hard to define

I could still see them playin' with their pails in the sand
They run to the water their buckets to fill
I can still see the shells fallin' out of their hands
As they follow each other back up the hill

Sara, Sara
Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life
Sara, Sara
Radiant jewel, mystical wife

Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night
Where you fought for my soul and went up against the odds
I was too young to know you were doin' it late
And you did it with strength that belonged to the guards

Sara, Sara
Wherever we travel we're never apart
Sara, Sara
Beautiful lady so dear to my heart

I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells
I'd taken the cure and had just gotten through
Stayin' up for days in the Chelsea Hotel
Writin' 'Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' for you

Sara, Sara
It's oh so clear I can never forget
Sara, Sara
Lovin' you is one thing I'll never regret

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
And a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore
You always responded when I needed your help
You gave me a map and a key to your door

Sara, Sara
Glamorous nymph with an arrow and bow
Sara, oh Sara
Don't ever leave me, don't ever go