I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

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"I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album Another Side of Bob Dylan
ReleasedAugust 8, 1964
RecordedJune 9, 1964
GenreFolk
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Composer(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Tom Wilson
Another Side of Bob Dylan track listing

"I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" is a 1964 song by Bob Dylan, from his fourth studio album, Another Side of Bob Dylan.

Dylan biographer Robert Shelton describes it as being about "the intoxication of a night of love followed by the throbbing headache of his partner's emotional abandonment and detachment."[1] Dylan, introducing it at his Halloween, 1964 performance (released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall) said, "This is about all the people that say they've never seen you..."

Other live performances of the song by Dylan have been released on Dylan's albums Biograph (a performance recorded in Belfast on May 6, 1966), Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections (recorded in Cardiff, Wales on May 11, 1966), The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (recorded in Manchester, England on May 17, 1966; also released on Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years of Great Concert Performances), The 1966 Live Recordings (boxed set; multiple recording dates, with the May 26, 1966 performance released separately on the album The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert), The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (recorded in Boston on November 21, 1975), The Last Waltz (recorded in San Francisco on November 25, 1976), and The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981 (Deluxe Edition) (recorded in London on June 27, 1981).

The song was covered by Al Stewart on his 1972 album Orange.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shelton, Robert. No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan (New York: Ballantine 1986), p. 248.

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