Bob Dylan's
Bob Dylan and Suze

Is Your Love in Vain?

Do you love me, or are you just extending goodwill?

Do you need me half as bad as you say, or are you just feeling guilt?

I've been burned before and I know the score

So you won't hear me complain.

Will I be able to count on you

Or is your love in vain?


Are you so fast that you cannot see that I must have solitude?

When I am in the darkness, why do you intrude?

Do you know my world, do you know my kind

Or must I explain?

Will you let me be myself

Or is your love in vain?


Well I've been to the mountain and I've been in the wind,

I've been in and out of happiness.

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings

And I've never been too impressed.


All right, I'll take a chance, I will fall in love with you

If I'm a fool you can have the night, you can have the morning too.

Can you cook and sew, make flowers grow,

Do you understand my pain?

Are you willing to risk it all

Or is your love in vain?


Copyright 1978 Special Rider Music

First release: Street Legal, 1978