Simple Twist Of Fate

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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

Simple Twist Of Fate (unreleased cover)
Written byBob Dylan
Performed byDiana Krall, Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes

First known performance:
July 20, 2010, Patrimonio, Corsica, France
Last known performance:
July 27, 2010 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
     (2 known performances)

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Bob Dylan  1975 Blood on the Tracks AllMusicWikipediaAmazon
Joan Baez  1975 Diamonds & Rust AllMusicWikipedia
Jerry Garcia Band  1991 Jerry Garcia Band AllMusicWikipedia
 Michael Weston King  2007 Tender Place Amazon

...and several others.

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