"I Threw It All Away" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The track appeared on Dylan's album Nashville Skyline in 1969, and was released as its first single later that year, where it reached number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. It is considered to be one of the best and most popular songs on the album.
"I Threw It All Away" was one of the first songs written for Nashville Skyline and one of only two new songs that were definitely written prior to the recording sessions ("Lay Lady Lay" being the other). Dylan played the song for George Harrison and his wife Patty in November 1968, and Harrison was apparently impressed enough with the song to learn it himself. It was the second song recorded for Nashville Skyline, after "To Be Alone with You", on February 13, 1969.
"I Threw It All Away" couples a haunting melody and magnificent singing to the hard-won realization that "Love is all we need. It makes the world go round." The song is about how someone is speaking about a love that they have lost by being cruel and angry. There has been some speculation on who Dylan is referring to in the song. Many have speculated that it could be...