We Better Talk This Over Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

I think we better talk this over
Maybe when we both get sober
You'll understand, I'm only a man
Doin' the best that I can

This situation can only get rougher
Why should we needlessly suffer?
Let's call it a day, go our own different ways
Before we decay

You don't have to be afraid
Of looking into my face
We've done nothing to each other
Time will not erase

I feel displaced, I got a low-down feeling
You been two-faced, you been double-dealing
I took a chance, got caught in the trance
Of a downhill dance

Oh child, why you wanna hurt me?
I'm exiled, you can't convert me
I'm lost in the haze of your delicate ways
With both eyes glazed

You don't have to yearn for love
You don't have to be alone
Somewheres in this universe
There's a place that you can call home

I guess I'll be leaving tomorrow
If I have to beg, steal or borrow
It'd be great to cross paths in a day and a half
Look at each other and laugh

But I don't think it's liable to happen
Like the sound of a one hand clappin'
The vows that we kept are now broken and swept
Beneath the bed where we slept

Don't think of me and fantasize
On what we've never had
Be grateful for what we've shared together
And be glad

Why should we go on watching each other
Through a telescope?
Eventually we'll hang ourselves
On all this tangled rope

Baby, time for a new transition
I wish I, I was a magician
I would wave a wand and tie back the bond
That we've both gone beyond