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Blood On The Tracks is one of my all time favorite albums. I could have easily covered anything and everything off this record. But for some strange reason, I was drawn to this song time and again. The story, the loneliness, I can relate on another level. Mitch and Jeff play so well on this version, gentle and steady.

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They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin’ by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn’t see her anywhere
He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
Once more for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

Copyright © 1974 by Ram's Horn Music; renewed 2002 by Ram’s Horn Music

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from Down A Dead End Street (Tribute to Bob Dylan), released October 27, 2017
Chris Taylor: vocals, acoustic guitar
Mitchell Connell: electric guitar
Jeff Elbel: fretless bass

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Chris Taylor San Antonio, Texas

My name is Chris Taylor. I play music and create visual art and find joy in the process.

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