EVERY GRAIN OF SAND
Como 2004



EVERY GRAIN OF SAND



In the time of my confession


In the hour of my deepest need


When the pool of tears beneath my feet


Flood every newborn seed


There's a dyin' voice within me


Reaching out somewhere


Toiling in the danger


And in the morals of despair


Don't have the inclination


To look back on any mistake


Like Cain I now behold this chain


Of events that I must break


In the fury of the moment


I can see the Master's hand


In every leaf that trembles


In every grain of sand


Oh the flowers of indulgence


And the weeds of yesteryear


Like criminals they have choked the breath


Of conscience and good cheer


The sun beat down upon the steps


Of time to light the way


To ease the pain of idleness


And the memory of decay


I gaze into the doorway


Of temptation's angry flame


And every time I pass that way


I always hear my name


Then onward in my journey


I come to understand


That every hair is numbered


Like every grain of sand


I have gone from rags to riches


In the sorrow of the night


In the violence of a summer's dream


In the chill of a wintry light


In the bitter dance of loneliness


Fading into space


In the broken mirror of innocence


On each forgotten face


I hear the ancient footsteps


Like the motion of the sea


Sometimes I turn there's someone there


Other times it's only me


I am hanging in the balance


Of a perfect finished plan


Like every sparrow falling


Like every grain of sand


PERFORMANCES


Lakeland, Florida, November 21, 1981

Verona, Italy, May 28, 1984

Verona, Italy, May 29, 1984

Hamburg, West Germany, May 31, 1984

Basel, Switzerland, June 2, 1984

Munich, West Germany, June 3, 1984

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 4, 1984

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 6, 1984

Brussels, Belgium, June 7, 1984

Göteborg, Sweden, June 9, 1984

Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10, 1984

Offenbach, West Germany, June 11, 1984

West-Berlin, West Germany, June 13, 1984

Wien, Austria, June 14, 1984

Cologne, West Germany, June 16, 1984

Nice, France, June 17, 1984

Rome, Italy, June 19, 1984

Rome, Italy, June 21, 1984

Milano, Italy, June 24, 1984

Madrid, Spain, June 26, 1984

Barcelona, Spain, June 28, 1984

Nantes, France, June 30, 1984

Paris, France, July 1, 1984

Grenoble, France, July 3, 1984

Newcastle, England, July 5, 1984

London, England, July 7, 1984

Slane, Ireland, July 8, 1984

Dallas, Texas, July 28, 1988

Los Angeles, California, August 2, 1988

Syracuse, New York, August 31, 1988

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1988

Dublin, Ireland, June 3, 1989

Athens, Greece, June 28,1989

London, England, February 8, 1990

Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 4, 1990

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 5, 1990

Dallas, Texas, September 6, 1990

San Antonio, Texas, September 8, 1990

Austin, Texas, September 9, 1990

Oxford, Mississippi, October 25, 1990

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 1990

Detroit, Michigan, November 18, 1990

Lubbock, Texas, October 27, 1991

Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 30, 1991

Red Bluff, California, May 1, 1992

San Francisco, California, May 4, 1992

Merano, Italy, July 7, 1992

Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 3, 1992

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 3, 1992

Sunrise, Florida, November 13, 1992

London, England, February 9, 1993

Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1993

West Palm Beach, Florida, September 23, 1993

Lincoln, Nebraska, April 27, 1994

Springfield, Missouri, April 30, 1994

Evansville, Indiana, May 3, 1994

Graz, Austria, July 14, 1994

Dresden, Germany, July 21, 1994

South Bend, Indiana, August 24, 1994

Portland, Maine, October 4, 1994

Washington, D.C. October 30, 1994

Jackson, Tennessee, November 10, 1994

London, England, March 30, 1995

Laguna Beach, California, May 27, 1995

Munich, Germany, July 8, 1995

Jacksonville, Florida, October 6, 1995

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 17, 1995

Birmingham, Alabama, November 2, 1996

Sapporo, Japan, February 24, 1997

Bangor, Maine, April 9, 1997

Dayton, Ohio, November 8, 1997

Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 1998

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, September 5, 1998

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 29, 1998

College Park, Maryland, November 5, 1998

Binghamton, New York, February 19, 1999

Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 28, 1999

New York City, New York, July 26, 1999

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 30, 1999

Durham, New Hampshire, November 17, 1999

Cologne, Germany, May 11, 2000

Columbia, Maryland, July 29, 2000

Hamamatsu, Japan, March 13, 2001

Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 6, 2001

Detroit, Michigan, November 9, 2001

Stuttgart, Germany, April 16, 2002

Oberhausen, Germany, April 27, 2002

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, August 8, 2002

Berkeley, California, October 12, 2002

Boston, Massachusetts, November 16, 2002

Asheville, North Carolina, May 14, 2003

Kelseyville, California, July 25, 2003

New York City, New York, August 13, 2003

Helsinki, Finland, October 9, 2003

Stockholm, Sweden, October 11, 2003

Karlstad, Sweden, October 12, 2003

Oslo, Norway, October 13, 2003

Gothenburg, Sweden, October 15, 2003

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 16, 2003

Berlin, Germany, October 20, 2003

Leipzig, Germany, October 22, 2003

Prague, Czech Republic, October 23, 2003

Budapest, Hungary, October 24, 2003

Graz, Austria, October 26, 2003

Vienna, Austria, October 27, 2003

Munich, Germany, October 29, 2003

Bolzano, Italy, October 30, 2003

Rome, Italy, November 1, 2003

Milan, Italy, November 2, 2003

Zurich, Switzerland, November 3, 2003

Freiburg, Germany, November 5, 2003

Frankfurt, Germany, November 6, 2003

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 10, 2003

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 11, 2003

Brussels, Belgium, November 12, 2003

Paris, France, November 13, 2003

London, England, November 15, 2003

Dublin, Ireland, November 17, 2003

Sheffield, England, November 20, 2003

Birmingham, England, November 21, 2003

Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28, 2004

St. Louis, Missouri, March 3, 2004

Chicago, Illinois, March 5, 2004

Chicago, Illinois, March 6, 2004

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 13, 2004

Detroit, Michigan, March 17, 2004

Boone, North Carolina, April 7, 2004

Uncasville, Connecticut, June 5, 2004

Glasgow, Scotland, June 23, 2004

Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 26, 2004

Como, Italy, July 3, 2004

St. Etienne, France, July 5, 2004

Barcelona, Spain, July 7, 2004

Sevierville, Tennessee, August 18, 2004

Santa Clara, California, October 14, 2004

Irvine, California, October 20, 2004

Columbia, Missouri, October 27, 2004

Kenosha, Wisconsin, October 30, 2004

Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 2004

Toledo, Ohio, November 10, 2004

Amherst, Massachusetts, November 20, 2004

Oakland, California, March 16, 2005

Los Angeles, California, March 25, 2005

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 6, 2005

Boston, Massachusetts, April 16, 2005

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, June 23, 2005

Missoula, Montana, July 28, 2005

Stockholm, Sweden, October 17, 2005

Zürich, Switzerland, November 13, 2005

Glasgow, Scotland, November 17, 2005

London, England, November 24, 2005

Dublin, Ireland, November 27, 2005

Sun City West, Arizona, April 8, 2006

San Antonio, Texas, April 14, 2006

Grand Prairie, Texas, April 15, 2006

Davidson, North Carolina, May 2, 2006

Bournemouth, England, June 28, 2006

Le Cannet, France, July 13, 2006

Paestum, Italy, July 17, 2006

Foggia, Italy, July 19, 2006

Washington, Pennsylvania, August 20, 2006

San Diego, California, October 22, 2006

Boston, Massachusetts, November 12, 2006

Florence, Massachusetts, June 26, 2007

Morrison, Colorado, July 19, 2007

Helsinki, Finland, June 1, 2008

Kanata, Ontario, Canada, November 16, 2008

Saarbrücken, Germany, April 5, 2009

Glasgow, Scotland, May 2, 2009

Chicago, Illinois, October 30, 2009

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, November 7, 2009

Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 2009

Nagoya, Japan, March 19, 2010

Tokyo, Japan, March 26, 2010

Monterey, California, August 21, 2010

Orlando, Florida, October 10, 2010

Odense, Denmark, June 27, 2011

Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 21, 2012

Salzburg, Austria, July 7, 2012

Cap Roig, Spain, July 14, 2012

Big Flats, New York, September 1, 2012

Holyoke, Massachusetts, September 7, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 27, 2012

Omaha, Nebraska, November 3, 2012

Rome, Italy, November 6, 2013









~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ LAKELAND, FLORIDA ~ NOVEMBER 21, 1981 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ FLORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS ~ JUNE 26, 2007 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ MORRISON, COLORADO ~ JULY 19, 2007 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ HELSINKI, FINLAND ~ JUNE 1, 2008 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ~ OCTOBER 30, 2009 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA ~ NOVEMBER 7, 2009 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ~ NOVEMBER 14, 2009 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ NAGOYA, JAPAN ~ MARCH 19, 2010 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ MARCH 26, 2010 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ ORLANDO, FLORIDA ~ OCTOBER 10, 2010 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ ODENSE, DENMARK ~ JUNE 27, 2011 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ SAO PAULO, BRAZIL ~ APRIL 21, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ SALZBURG, AUSTRIA ~ JULY 7, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ CAP ROIG, SPAIN ~ JULY 14, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ BIG FLATS, NEW YORK ~ SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ~ OCTOBER 27, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ OMAHA, NEBRASKA ~ NOVEMBER 3, 2012 ~





~ MP3 ~ EVERY GRAIN OF SAND ~ ROME, ITALY ~ NOVEMBER 6, 2013 ~













I do believe "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" is the most beautiful song Bob Dylan has written so far. Words can't express what this song means to me, ever since it was released in 1981, so I won't even try (yet). The only live performance of this song I had witnessed until 2003 was the fourth ever in Hamburg 1984, but I do enjoy each and every field recording of this unique gem I could get so far.

As my wife Catina and I used to live 50 miles east of Cologne, we would have witnessed the fine Cologne performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in May 2000, if we would not have moved to Ireland in September 1999. Bob performed "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" once more in 2000, in Maryland, at the end of the US-summer-tour.

The first performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2001 was seen by lucky 2300 people in Hamamatsu, Japan, in March. The second performance of 2001 could be witnessed in November, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (with a harp solo at the end), and the third one only three days after that, in Michigan again, Detroit this time.

Of all those songs, Bob has played in each and every year since he has started his never-ending tour, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" is the only one he has performed less than 100 times since 1988. This pearl appeared only a few times each year, until fall 2003.

The first appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2002 was in Stuttgart in April, two songs after "SOLID ROCK", in a show which had started with "HALLELUJAH I'M READY TO GO". The second performance in 2002 was in Germany as well, eleven days later, in Oberhausen (again, my wife and I would have seen it, if we would not have moved to Ireland in 1999). Unfortunately it was not performed in Britain in May.

But already in August 2002 it was performed again, in Saint John, Canada, as Bob included "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in one of those Canadian shows which he had started with "I AM THE MAN THOMAS". In Berkeley in October "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed by Bob on acoustic guitar, during its first California appearance since 1995. Five weeks later in Boston "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" again was performed by Bob on acoustic guitar.

Half a year later, in Asheville, North Carolina, Bob Dylan gave the first performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2003, on the piano, followed directly by "DIGNITY" and "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL", presenting to one lucky audience a string of three of the finest songs written in the eighties. In July, in Kelseyville, California, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" did not precede "DIGNITY", but followed it.

In August, in New York City, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed on the second night of the three performances at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

The fourth appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2003 was during the first European show in Helsinki. Next it was performed two days later, in Stockholm, on my 40th birthday. My wife and I were present during this special occasion, standing in awe in front of our second row seats, as Bob Dylan sang a sublime version of this gem, telling the audience that he is "hanging in the balance of some perfect finished plan".

Already on the next day, in Karlstad, we saw "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" again. And one day after this, it appeared in Oslo. It next was performed in Gothenburg, in Copenhagen, in Berlin, and in Leipzig; then also in Prague, and in Budapest, where it appeared in the same set as the first "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN" in more than 26 months.

The next performances of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" were in Graz, Vienna and Munich; then in Bolzano, Rome and Milan, before it appeared in Zurich, in Freiburg, and in Frankfurt, where my wife and I got to see it for the third time in four weeks. This fine Frankfurt version started with an extremely fine harp solo, and was delivered word perfect, not one slip.

After this "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared also during both shows in Amsterdam, during the second show again in the same set as the rare "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN". The next performances of were in Brussels, in Paris, and in London, before I had the honour to witness another sublime word perfect version of this gem in Dublin, which surpassed even the great versions I witnessed in Frankfurt and Stockholm. Bob was really into that song in Dublin, very committed to convey those beautiful confessions contained therein.

The Millstreet concert had been cancelled, so the last two appearanes of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2003 were in Sheffield and in Birmingham.

Already in the first show of 2004, in Tulsa, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed again, for the first time ever in the same set list as "SAVING GRACE". A few days later, during the third show in St. Louis, both songs were performed again in the same show. The next appearances of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" were in Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre. One week later "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in Milwaukee; and four days after that in Detroit.

Some weeks later, in April 2004, Bob performed "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in Boone, North Carolina. Two months after that, during the second show in June 2004, in Uncasville, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in the same set as the rare "RING THEM BELLS".

During the European tour, which started later that month, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in Glasgow, in the same show as "TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN" and "FOREVER YOUNG". Three days later, in Belfast, I had the pleausere to witness "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" once again, and of course it was one of the peaks of a very fine show. One week later, in Como, in July, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared in the same show as the third "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL" of the year.

Two days later, at the next show in St. Etienne, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in the same show as "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY". Another two days later, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared in Barcelona. In August 2004 Bob played "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in Sevierville, Tennessee.

In October 2004 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed twice in California, in Santa Clara and in Irvine, before it appeared in Columbia, Missouri, in the same set as "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN". Three days later, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" shared once more a setlist with "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL".

The next performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was in Columbus, Ohio, two days after the US election, as part of a brilliant set list which also included "DIGNITY", "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL", "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN", and the fourth ever performance of "PO' BOY".

Six days later, in Toledo, Ohio, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared again in the same show as "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN"; and ten days after that, in Amherst, Massachusetts, during the penultimate show of the year 2004, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in the same set as "DIGNITY", "PO' BOY", and "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY".

The first appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2005 was in March in Oakland. A little over a week later, in Los Angeles, on Good Friday, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in a concert which had started with "CAT'S IN THE WELL", and which also included "SEÑOR", "SHOOTING STAR", and "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY".

In April 2005, at the last of five concerts in Chicago, Bob Dylan chose to perform "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in a very unusual slot, as the first of two encore songs. Ten days after this, during the second Boston show, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared together with "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL" and "FOREVER YOUNG".

During the May to July stadium tour of 2005, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed only once, in the same set as "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL", in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Toward the end of July, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared in Missoula, Montana, in the same show as "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN".

The next performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was during the opening show of the European fall tour, in Stockholm, Sweden, once more in the same set as "CAT'S IN THE WELL". The next appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was almost four weeks later during the third of five Sunday shows of the tour, in Zürich, Switzerland, as part of one of the finest sets in the fall of 2005, including also the only "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY" of the tour, as well as the obligatory Sunday songs that fall, "SEÑOR" and "GOD KNOWS". A very powerful combination.

A few days later "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in Glasgow, Scotland, and a week after that during the last of five London shows, before it appeared for a fifth time that fall, during the second Dublin show, which was the last show of the touring year, and also the last Sunday show, thus including again both "SEÑOR" and "GOD KNOWS". My wife and I had the pleasure to stand at the center of the rail during this fine performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND".

It was the peak of this awesome Dublin Sunday concert for me, as it was a word perfect rendition of this most beautiful song Bob Dylan ever wrote. It was as fitting a choice for the last show of the tour as it was for the first one. The Swedish, the Swiss, the Scottish, the English, and the Irish got to hear this time around those most meaningful lyrics of the entire tour, as Bob Dylan confessed to his audience: "I can see the Master's hand in every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand. … Then onward in my journey I come to understand that every hair is numbered like every grain of sand. … I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand."

During the sixth show of the 2006 spring tour, in Sun City West, Arizona, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed again in the same set as "GOD KNOWS", as it was in Zurich and Dublin during the previous tour. Six days later, on Good Friday 2006, Bob Dylan chose to convey the wonderful lyrics of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" to his audience in San Antonio, Texas. One audience member wrote it was "the fulcrum on which the show seemed to pivot, ... just splendid".

Already on the next day, on the night before Easter Sunday 2006, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared again, in Grand Prairie, Texas, in a sublime version, including a harp solo after the last verse, and of course Bob's organ playing, which already had embellished the first two 2006 performances of this gem. A few weeks later, in the beginning of May, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" appeared in Davidson, North Carolina.

The first performance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" during the summer tour in Europe was at the end of June, in Bournemouth, England. The second one was in mid July, in Le Cannet, France, in the same show as the third "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL" of the tour; and the third appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was four days after that, in Paestum, Italy. During the next show, in Foggia, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed again, this time in the same set as "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL".

A month later, during the US summer tour, "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" apperared in Washington, Pennsylvania, once more in the same set as "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL". During the fall tour of 2006 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in two of the 29 shows, in San Diego and Boston. The first two appearances of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2007 were during the North American summer tour.

The first of two appearances of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2008 was in Helsinki, Finland in June; the second was in November in Kanata, Ontario, Canada (in the same set as "NOT DARK YET", "I BELIEVE IN YOU", and "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL").

In 2009 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed twice during the European spring tour, in April in Germany (in the same set as "GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY" and "I BELIEVE IN YOU"), and then in May in Scotland. The next appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was during the second Chicago show of the 2009 fall tour, and eight days after this an awesome version of this gem was performed during the only Canadian show of the year. Once more it appeared in 2009, one week later, during the second Boston show.

The first two performances of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" in 2010 were in March in Japan, once in Nagoya, and once in Tokyo. Both were delivered very beautifully and word perfect by Dylan, with fine harmonica playing. In August 2010 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed in California, and in October 2010 a very beautiful version of this gem appeared in Florida.

In 2011 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed by Bob Dylan only once, in Denmark, in June. Ten months later, in April 2012, Bob Dylan chose to perform "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" during his first of two shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The next appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was in Austria in July (one day after I had heard Dylan's band already practice this song during the sound check in Bad Mergentheim), with Bob Dylan playing his grand piano, and his harmonica, and I was blessed to be a part of the audience, in row 20 of the Salzburgarena, but with my binoculars it was like sitting in the first row. One week later. in Cap Roig, Spain, Dylan chose to sing an even more focused and intense version of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" while playing his grand piano.

During the North American summer tour of 2012 "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" was performed twice in September, in Big Flats, New York, and in Holyoke, Massachusetts; and during the North American fall tour of 2012 Bob Dylan chose to sing another two sublime versions of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND", in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in Omaha, Nebraska.

The one and only appearance of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" during the "static set list year" 2013 was during the first of the two "mix up" shows in Rome in November, in the middle of Dylan's fine European autumn tour. This makes 2013 (after 2011 and 1996) the third year of the never ending tour where this gem was only performed once.






Biblical references:


~ Matthew 10 ~


Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.


~ Luke 12 ~

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.


~ Ephesians 1 ~

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.


~ Hebrews 10 ~

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.