You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Madeleine Peyroux Lyrics


I've seen love go by my door
It's never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
Been shooting in the dark too long
When something's not right it's wrong
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Dragon clouds so high above
I've only known careless love,
It's always hit me from below.
This time around it's more correct
Right on target, so direct,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Purple clover, Queen Anne lace,
Crimson hair across your face,
You could make me cry if you don't know.
Can't remember what I was thinkin' of
You might be spoilin' me too much, love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy,
Crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme,
Blue river runnin' slow and lazy,
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time.

Situations have ended sad,
Relationships have all been bad.
Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud.
But there's no way I can compare
All those scenes to this affair,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

You're gonna make me wonder what I'm doing,
Staying far behind without you.
You're gonna make me wonder what I'm saying,
You're gonna make me give myself a good talking to.

I'll look for you in old Honolulu,
San Francisco and Ashtabula,
You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I'll see you in the sky above,
In the tall grass, in the ones I love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.

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Written by: Bob Dylan

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jerry Goldner

I saw Madeleine at The Hot House in Chicago with my love in '05. She was much younger and I knew it would not last. The tears rolled down my face as I looked into her eyes as we listened.
Lyrics by Bob Dylan
I've seen love go by my door
It's never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
Been shooting in the dark too long
When something's not right it's wrong
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go
Dragon clouds so high above
I've only known careless love,
It's always hit me from below.
This time around it's more correct
Right on target, so direct,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go
Purple clover, Queen Anne lace,
Crimson hair across your face,
You could make me cry if you don't know.
Can't remember what I was thinkin' of
You might be spoilin' me too much, love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go
Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy,
Crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme,
Blue river runnin' slow and lazy,
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time.
Situations have ended sad,
Relationships have all been bad.
Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud.
But there's no way I can compare
All those scenes to this affair,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go
You're gonna make me wonder what I'm doing,
Staying far behind without you.
You're gonna make me wonder what I'm saying,
You're gonna make me give myself a good talking to.
I'll look for you in old Honolulu,
San Francisco and Ashtabula,
You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I'll see you in the sky above,
In the tall grass, in the ones I love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.



All comments from YouTube:

Joe Conneely

The first time I heard this wonderful gem, I thought it was a long lost Billie Holiday track - Sublime.

Gaenico

Dylan's song by the way.

Mark Freer

I love this cover of Dylan"s song. Madeleine has such a beautiful voice.

Kate Wilson

She certainly sounds somewhat like Billie..love it..

1emmain

Just wonderful. One of the best singers of our period and she is also a lovely person, her voice doesn't quite convey her character, she's more fun in real life than suggested by songs like this one.

Alex Davis

This is what my wife and I danced to at our wedding last year. A song choice I'd basically made over 15 years ago when I first heard it through the speakers in a book shop on the Charing Cross Road - well before I'd even met my wife. My eternal thanks to Bob Dylan for writing it, and Madelaine Peyroux for this interpretation.

igor stein

What a beautiful relaxing voice 

Anthony Smith

I would love to hear Madeleine sing this a little slower in a blues style like 'Don't wait too long.'

Timothy Garner

I'm in love with her voice.

Susan R

Peyroux has been a favorite for a long time!

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