Our Favorite Dylan Lyrics

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    Bob Dylan - Song to Woody - 1962-Cover by tony werneke

    "This is a cover of the first written song by Bob Dylan, dedicated to those early pioneer folkies of the dustbowl days of the 50's......a curiously difficult song to complete in any listenable form......hope it's ok......thanks tony copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of special rider...for original and exclusive perfornamces by Bob Dylan, check out the official channel at www.youtube.com/bobdylan"
     
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    In his memoir, Chronicles One, Bob Dylan says, “Of all the versions of my recorded songs, the Johnny Rivers version of 'Positively 4th Street' was my favorite cover. It was obvious that we were from the same side of town, had been read the same citations, came from the same musical family and were cut from the same cloth.” ..–Tom Taylor, Far Out Magazine (10/20/2022) ..CONTINUED

     
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    Bob Dylan once explained the secret to his songwriting

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    "Despite his place on the pedestal of pop culture, Dylan has always dissuaded those trying to hold him high as a god of music, claiming that writing songs is relatively easy. Speaking with Paul Zollo, the icon once noted, “as far as songwriting, any idiot could do it… Everybody writes a song just like everybody’s got that one great novel in them.” For Dylan, it isn’t a case of ‘a desire’ to write a song, so much as it is ‘a need’ to write songs that makes one a great songwriter: “Unless someone’s gonna come along with a pure heart and has something to say. That’s a different story.”

    "Naturally, it’s not a straightforward guide of how to write an anthem for a generation but it sees Dylan reflect on his beginnings and how they evolve into the back catalogue we all know today. “When I started writing my own songs, folk lingo was the only vocabulary that I knew, and I used it. But that’s something else as well. I had principles and sensibilities and an informed view of the world. And I had had that for a while. Learned it all in grammar school,” he explains. Read More
     
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    "Masters Of War"

    Come you masters of war
    You that build the big guns
    You that build the death planes
    You that build all the bombs
    You that hide behind walls
    You that hide behind desks
    I just want you to know
    I can see through your masks

    You that never done nothin'
    But build to destroy
    You play with my world
    Like it's your little toy
    You put a gun in my hand
    And you hide from my eyes
    And you turn and run farther
    When the fast bullets fly

    Like Judas of old
    You lie and deceive
    A world war can be won
    You want me to believe
    But I see through your eyes
    And I see through your brain
    Like I see through the water
    That runs down my drain

    You fasten all the triggers
    For the others to fire
    Then you set back and watch
    When the death count gets higher
    You hide in your mansion'
    As young people's blood
    Flows out of their bodies
    And is buried in the mud

    You've thrown the worst fear
    That can ever be hurled
    Fear to bring children
    Into the world
    For threatening my baby
    Unborn and unnamed
    You ain't worth the blood
    That runs in your veins

    How much do I know
    To talk out of turn
    You might say that I'm young
    You might say I'm unlearned
    But there's one thing I know
    Though I'm younger than you
    That even Jesus would never
    Forgive what you do

    Let me ask you one question
    Is your money that good
    Will it buy you forgiveness
    Do you think that it could
    I think you will find
    When your death takes its toll
    All the money you made
    Will never buy back your soul

    And I hope that you die
    And your death'll come soon
    I will follow your casket
    In the pale afternoon
    And I'll watch while you're lowered
    Down to your deathbed
    And I'll stand over your grave
    'Til I'm sure that you're dead
     
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    Here's the link to Hurricane....The story, the lyrics....the song!

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    Good morning to all-

    "Oh, Momma, Can this REALLY be the end... to be stuck outside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again..."

    Means a lot to me.. you all be safe and keep well- Ed
     
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    Yeah......too Jewish sounding...... :D
    Much like Bernard Schwartz AKA Tony Curtis
     
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