One More Cup of Coffee is a song written by Bob Dylan who is the first composer won the Nobel prize in literature. This song is created after Bob Dylan experienced a celebration of Gypsy in France. The song tells a story that a man has to leave his beautiful zingara when his travel comes to an end.
《One More Cup of Coffee》是由鲍勃·迪伦编写的一首歌，他同样是第一位获得诺贝尔文学奖的作曲家。这首歌是鲍勃·迪伦在体验了法国的吉普赛庆典后所创作的。这首歌讲述了一位旅程即将结束的男子不得不离开自己美丽的吉普赛女郎的故事。
The song mixed Bob Dylan’s profligate voice and Emmylou Harris ‘s dulcet harmony perfectly. Though their voices were completely different styles, they truly made it blend marvelously even appeared a special sense. When they sang to the accompaniment of the violin, the poetic lyrics made listeners cannot help to start to imagine a scene that a man and a woman sat face to face. One was keeping drinking coffee and looking at the woman at the same time so that he could commit her beauty to memory forever, while the woman was just sitting upright with a cold expression.
It is not one of the most famous songs written by Bob Dylan and it didn’t reach to a very high degree of singing,but it is indeed a very typical song among his works.Why can a pop singer win the Nobel prize in literature?The explanation that the Swedish academy gave is that Bob Dylan created a new way to express emotions through poems based on American traditional forms of songs.His lyrics are able to break away from melodies of music to be independent as a poem purely,which shows great literary value apparently.That means,Bob Dylan is not only a singer but also a poet.In fact,he once said:“I think I am a poet first,then I am a musician.I am a poet when I am alive,I am still a poet when I am dead.”
Bob Dylan’s music style is mainly folk rock.He is also a pioneer in the area.The most significant characteristic in his song is the informal but rhythmed lines,which appears strong realism,mysticism and national traditional colour. You can find many details of life from his lyrics. It recorded in his memoir that everything you want is from life. Alan Kingsberg once compared his works to a series of splendid images. He is good at melting kinds of images into his poems. The most important thing is the intentions behind the metaphors and misty images, which make people hard to understand but have to be effected by the lyrics.
Actually the lyrics of this song are exactly the reflection on the writer. “One more cup of coffee for the road, one more cup of coffee ’fore I go, to the valley below.”The brief dialogue in the lyrics take on a libertine like Bob Dylan himself. Maybe it is just the reason why he can make such significant and positive contribution both in poems and music. He changes his cognition of mind and focuses on inner feeling the songs deliver. He keeps going on the road he created and never stop. He doesn’t care about others’ views or comments, insisting be true and the love to music. It is the best proof that he won the Nobel prize in literature for his value.We can draw strength and passion from his songs so that we have courage to examine minutely and self-examine in our own life.