Monday, September 10, 2012

The 10 All-Time Best Bob Dylan Lyrics

The 10 All-Time Best Bob Dylan Lyrics

6 comments:

Richard R. said...

I guess I have no arguments, I don't know some of the songs because I didn't listen to many of the later albums. I would have put in "All Along the Watchtower".

Anonymous said...

"Maggie's Farm" was on my list, but where is "Subterranean Homesick Blues"?

Also "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream":

They asked me for some collateral
And I pulled down my pants
They threw me in the alley
When up comes this girl from France
Who invited me to her house
I went, but she had a friend
Who knocked me out
And robbed my boots
And I was on the street again.


Jeff

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Deb said...

I'm with Richard--All Along the Watchtower would be on my list:

No reason to get excited, the thief he kindly spoke./
There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke./
But you and I we've been through that/
And this is not our fate./
So let us stop talking falsely now./
The hour is getting late.

Peter Rozovsky said...

OK, let me try this one more time.

“Hurricane” one of Dylan’s best tracks? Maybe; it’s a beautifully and powerfully produced record. One his best lyricss? Not a chance. Besides falsifying history (Rubin Carter was not “the No. 1 contender for the middleweight crown” when he was arrested. He was on his way down, having lost, I think, three of his last four fights to contenders.) It contains some wince-making rhymes (“We’re gonna put his ass in stir / We’re going to pin this triple MUR / der on him. He ain’t no Gentleman Jim.”) Come on, were people still talking about Gentleman Jim Corbett in 1966, when the killings happened, much less 1975, when Dylan recorded the song?

“Hurricane” is arguably one of Dylan’s worst songs (as opposed to wprst records), almost certainly his worst hit.
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