Tod Moses

Sweetheart Like You

Tod Moses
Bob Dylan


What's a folk singer-songwriter album without a Bob Dylan cover?  But you can always count on Tod to not do the predictable thing.  'Sweetheart Like You' is originally found on the Mark Knopfler produced 'Infidels' album.  Recorded just after Dylan's brush with Contemporary Christian Music.  Tod has always felt like he related to this album.  Like many of Dylan's songs, people theorize about what the lyrics really mean.  For Tod anyway, this really is just about wondering how a sweet soul of a woman manages to find herself marginalized in a male dominated society, and mired in the garbage that it produces.

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Well the pressure's down,  the boss ain't here.

He's gone north for a while.

They say that vanity got the best of him,

But he sure left here in style.

By the way, that's a cute scarf, and a smile so hard to resist.

What's a sweetheart like you........doing in a dump like this?


You know I once knew a woman who looked like you,

She wanted a whole man, not just a half.

She used to call me sweet daddy when I was only a child,

You kind of remind me of her when you smile.

You know to deal in this game you gotta' make the queen disappear,

It's done with a flick of the wrist.

What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?


You know a woman like you should be at home.

That's where you belong.

Taking care of somebody nice

Who don't know how to do you wrong.

Just how much abuse will you be able to take?

Well there's no way to tell by that first kiss.

What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?


You know, you could make a name for yourself.

You could hear those tires squeal.

You could be known as the most beautiful woman

Whoever crawled across cut glass to make a deal


You know news of you has come down line.

Even before you came in the door.

They say you father's house has many mansions.

Each one of em' got a fireproof floor.

Snap out of it baby, people are jealous of you.

They smile at your face but behind your back they hiss.

What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?


Got to be an important person to be in here honey

Got to have done some evil deeds.

Got to have your own harem when you come in the door.

Got to play your harp until your lips bleed.


They say that patriotism is the last refuge.

To which a scoundrel clings.

Steal a little and they throw you in jail,

Steal a lot and they make you king.

There's only one step down from here, baby

It's called the land of permanent bliss.

What's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?