Modern Times is the album I listened to as I rushed to the hospital to meet my daughter for the first time. Over time, Ain't Talkin' has become one of my favorite songs on the album. The harshness of the narrator coupled with the deeply transparent statement about trying to be best to other human being, "But Mama, it's not going so well," is just a masterful lyric.
Like any of these Dylan covers, I lay the tracks down first and then go looking for Dylan lyrics that fit the mood and stanza spacing. This one fell into place once I listened back to the second guitar track. I actually started humming the chorus and I just knew it was a gift.