Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

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Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby Steven on Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:43 pm

Hi,

From "Positively 4th Street,": "when you know as well as me you'd rather see me paralyzed..."
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby B4real on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:35 pm

I think this line is revealing!

I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can ...
from Things Have Changed
Be for real. Free yourself to find the real Self ~~ Me
Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind ~~ Gore Vidal
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby merton on Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:22 am

Hi,

I thought about these lines yesterday having read this article in The Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... ay-parents

Anyway, the lines that came to me were from a little known wonder called Cross the Green Mountain:

A letter to mother
Came today
Gunshot wound to the breast
Is what it did say

But he'll be better soon
He's in a hospital bed
But he'll never be better
He's already dead

All the best,
Merton

PS. I'm going to see Bob Dylan in Cork in two weeks time. If I see him I'll say hello for you Steven :)
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby Steven on Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:56 am

Hi B4real,

The line is revealing. -- Lots of people try to get as far away from themselves as they can, at many times in
their lives.
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby Steven on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:07 am

Hi Merton,

The story reported in The Guardian article is heartbreaking. Can understand why that story brought to mind the
Dylan lines you quoted.

Enjoy the Dylan concert in Cork. Am happy that you'll be attending it.
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby Squidgy on Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:53 pm

Favorite Dylan lyrics: all of them (same with Cohen) but I especially love humorous, bizarre imagery, as in these lines from Things Have Changed: "feel like fallin' in love with the first woman I meet/ puttin' her in a wheelbarrow and wheelin' her down the street." Cracks me up every time, like Cohen's "it's lonesome here, there's no one left to torture."
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby B4real on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:12 pm

ah, I just had to do this. :razz:

"The sun's not yellow, it's chicken!"
from Tombstone Blues

....and on another note a line that Leonard has quoted on more than one occasion as well....

"Everything stays down when it's wounded"
from Series Of Dreams
Be for real. Free yourself to find the real Self ~~ Me
Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind ~~ Gore Vidal
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Re: Some Favorite Dylan Lyric Words

Postby sharik on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:15 pm

here's just few engrained in my brain - :oops:

" when you got nothing you got nothing to lose" -- like a Rolling stone

" you got big dreams baby , but in order to dream you still have to be asleep" - forgot title name


Your best friend and my worst enemy is one and the same" - Anjelina

"You’re an idiot, babe
It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe"
--- Idiot wind
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