"Not Dark Yet" is a song by Bob Dylan, recorded in January 1997 and released in September that year on his album Time Out of Mind. He was diagnosed at the age of 34 after his short film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, while his wife was expecting their third child. They were left shocked and reeling.

It's like a constant war And you wanna settle that score But your bruised and beaten And you feel defeated. Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind She put down in writin' what was in her mind I just don't see why I should even care It's not dark yet but it's …

Flash forward nine years to 2017, and Simon had written a memoir, directed a movie, been the subject of a documentary, and had three more children.

It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there. It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind She put down in writing what was in her mind I just don’t see why I should even care It’s not dark yet, but it’s … "It's Not Yet Dark" is a feature-length documentary telling the story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented Irish filmmaker who is living with Motor Neuron Disease (ALS).

It’s Not Yet Dark: A moving, lively story that's an example to us all This well-made documentary about Simon Fitzmaurice, who has motor neurone disease, never dips into melodrama It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there. Oh, to everyone who's hit their limit It's not over yet It's not over yet And even when you think you're finished It's not over yet It's not over yet

It was the first single from the album.

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind She put down in writin' what was in her mind I just don't see why I should even care It's not dark yet but it's …

"Not Dark Yet" subsequently featured on the Wonder Boys soundtrack.

It's not Yet Dark is an inspiring memoir by an Irish writer and film director who, at age 34, was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND/ALS/Lou Gehrig's) and given a prognosis of 4 years to live. This goes out to the heaviest heart.