Bob Dylan - "Love Is Just A Four letter Word" lyrics

by Bob Dylan

I left my mind behind
Down in the Gypsy Cafe
Seems like only yesterday
With a friend of a friend of mine
Yet spoke of life most free from slavery
She sat with a baby heavy on her knee
With eyes that showed no trace of misery
A phrase in connection first with she I heard

That love is just a four-letter word
Outside a rambling store-front window
Me, I kept my mouth shut, too
To you I had no words to say
Cats meowed to the break of day
To the one who was the father of your kid
My experience was limited and underfed
You were talking while I hid

You probably didn't think I did, but I heard
You say that love is just a four-letter word
I said goodbye unnoticed
Unmentionable by name
Pushed towards things in my own games
Searching for my double, looking for
Drifting in and out of lifetimes
Complete evaporation to the core
Though I tried and failed at finding any door
I must have thought that there was nothing more
Absurd than that love is just a four-letter word

Though I never knew just what you meant
When you were speaking to your man
I can only think in terms of me
After waking enough times to think I see
And now I understand
Blow up in smoke, its destiny
The Holy Kiss that's supposed to last eternity
Falls on strangers, travels free
Yes, I know now, traps are only set by me
And I do not really need to be
Assured that love is just a four-letter word