She screamed till her face got so red
Then she fell on the floor
And I covered her up and then

from Bob Dylan – 4th Time Around Lyrics on Rap Genius


If you take it literally, her face got so red with anger that she fell on the floor and died (of anger or a heart attack, whatever). This is abstract and he’s merely experiencing her as dead: he’s over it, she’s dead to him, he’s pulled the cover over the whole ugly affair. All the same, the callousness of cover her up and then thought I’d go look through her drawer is remarkable.

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