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Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As
a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop
songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to
winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-conscious narratives. As
a vocalist, he broke down the notions that in order to
perform, a singer had to have a conventionally good voice,
thereby redefining the role of vocalist in popular music.
As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music,
including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. And that
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Quit Your Low Down Ways | Reviewer: CandeloGuitar
    ------ About the song All Along The Watchtower performed by Bob Dylan

Do not suggest that you are changing the lyrics of Bob Dylan's song....since he's Jewish, he does understand the Torah's ending is different than the Xian one!
J-man is not MaShiAcH or G-d.
Ezekiel 37:24
Numbers 23:19

    ------ About the song Like A Rolling Stone performed by Bob Dylan

Releasing a six minute song as a single in 1965 was unheard of and certainly not a good recipe for a hit that would go all the way to #2. But Dylan as well as radio stations around the country knew this was a sure winner. This is one of those songs that makes anyone's memory so clear they can recall exactly what they were doing that summer of 1965. And very FEW radio stations dared airing the two-verse edited down version, a big NO NO!

Best cover of Moonshiner | Reviewer: doug
    ------ About the song Moonshiner performed by Bob Dylan

I love Zimmie, And I love Jay Farrar, but the best version of Moonshiner I've heard is on the "I'm Not There" album, by Bob Forrest. And it isn't close....Hand's Down!

Great Classic Song | Reviewer: KC
    ------ About the song Moonshiner performed by Bob Dylan

One of the best things about these great classic songs is the various stamps different performers put on them. I checked out the Uncle Tupelo cover as suggested, which was also good, though different. Another version worth checking out is by Redbird. Jeffrey Foucault's voice gives it a nice grittiness.

awesome scorpion sting!! | Reviewer: Peter
    ------ About the song Positively 4th Street performed by Bob Dylan

I once saw a movie (doco?) about Bob and a chick he was dating. She ended up hanging out more with Andy Warhol's 'gang'. She turned on Bob and trashed him. I thought it applied to her and the Warhols of the world. "What a drag it is to see you..." - what a superb and accurate answer to the cliques and their smart talking social butterflies who spread gossip and lies and think they have security in numbers. This song goes really well with Lucinda Williams' "People Talkin".
Stereophonics do a great version of this song too.

My blue tune | Reviewer: hootmon
    ------ About the song Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues performed by Bob Dylan

Ever since I first heard this as a teen, it pops into my head whenever I am feeling down and blue. Eventually I come out of the funk, and realize the world has always been one big SNAFU, and to simply 'tend my garden.' This song nails being down in the modern age.

Good work | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song North Country Blues performed by Bob Dylan

You're good at hearing and transcripting lyrics,
there are many who aren't. We all make typos, I
will kindly point out any I find.
Thanx for the good transcriptions!

Just Like A Woman | Reviewer: Glory Cloud Revelation
    ------ About the song Just Like A Woman performed by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan appropriately sings this song he wrote the very best. His voice is a clear as a bell, And noone could match the sound of this song writer singing his own song!

Therefore, if you want my honest opinion about it being "Just Like a Woman" being sung by a female, here it is in the video here it is:

Surprisingly, we did see
One of the old time songs,we used to like the most,
Being song by a lesbian on the east coast.
What else could she be, when passionately,
She sang about a woman who “makes love like a woman”.
Please forgive me if you don’t want me to rock the boat or if I’m wrong,
But that’s what seems to be implied by
A female singer singing this song!
Would somebody please come along,
And take it off the website,
Before she poisons young minds,
Just because she’s pretty, doesn’t mean she’s right.
Abomination is a heavy word, but that’s what I heard
The Holy Bible say about when a man lies with a man like only his woman should.
And visa versa, it’s in the scriptures of God's holy word. *Leviticus 18:22


Sign on the Cross | Reviewer: Glory Cloud Revelation
    ------ About the song Sign On The Cross performed by Bob Dylan

Glory Cloud Revelation is amazed at how beautiful the acoustic guitar is in this song, the music is awesome1 And there's a sweet sound of sadness and sincerity sung in this heart warming song. Country music and words add to the mood. (even if some of it isn't correct English. A poet can do whatever they want with words, it's all part of the arts. My friend, Ruth, called this, "a poet's license". Mark Twin became famous with this style of writing). I love this song. (I'm singing it so much, I'll probably be singing in my sleep!) Thank you, Bob Dylan. It's great. here are some comments on the exact lyrics:
.."Now, I try, oh, so awfully strongand I just try to be" may mean 'I just try to be , so strongly what I'm supposed to be, but I fail the Lord, and my friends, sometimes, anyway'. (You could hear the hurt in his voice when he's singing this)
.."And my gold, isn't mined, but it's free". What he calls 'his gold that isn't mined' may be referring to the gift of salvation that was purchased by the Blood of Jesus at the cross. We receive by faith the gift of salvation that is even more valuable than gold, and it comes through the work of Christ's suffering for us at the cross. We didn't have to mine it llike gold. "It's free" means free to us, but it cost Jesus everything.
.."Yes, that I know in my head, that we're all so misled" is sung with concern, most likely feeling sorry for the destructive consequences of going the wrong way. Not only do we feel separated from God till we come back to Him, but it can cause separation from people we loved.
.."And it's that old sign on the cross that worries me." The worry may be that he's approaching a season that may be when his time is up. And he's not sure he's ready to go. This is emphasized in the following verses:
.."Yes, just a little time is all you need, you might say,
But I don't know about that any more,
Because later on, you might find it gone
You might want to enter, but of course the door
Might be closed."
Then, he concludes:
"when your days are numbered,
And your nights are long
You might think you're weak,
But I mean to say you're strong."
..I believe this is based on the scripture, "Let the weak say I am strong". What this means is that when, we know we can't do what's needed, and we turn to the Lord, His strength will come. When that happens we are strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. For someone who doesn't know Him, if they call upon Him with all of their heart, He will be found of Him. (Jeremiah 29:13)
..Yes, you are, if there's is a sign on the cross,
If it begins to worry you;
Well, that's all right, you just sing your song
And all your troubles will pass right on through."
Glory Cloud Revelation believes that this verse may mean that if a sign of the cross begins to worry a person.that is a sign that the Holy Spirit is dealing with them. That means GOD still wants them. They haven't drifted too far, or He wouldn't be there convicting them. "If it begins to worry you, well, that's all right". (He expressing faith that the Lord will reach him)
Now, he says, "just sing your song and all your troubles will pass right on through". The only way that could happen is if he is referring to singing songs to the Lord..Psalm 8:2 "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings has Thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that Thou might still the enemy and the avenger". "I WILL GREATLY PRaISE THE LORD WITH MY MOUTH; YEA, I WILL PRAISE HIM AMONG THE MULTITUDES. FOR HE SHALL STAND AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE POOR TO SAVE HIM FROM THOSE THAT CONDEMN HIS SOUL. Psalm 110:30-31
. .If there is the humbleness of conviction of not being good enough, do not despair - the sign of the cross is there. This is the true meaning of salvation, only the Blood Jesus will make us holy enough to stand before the LORD. II Corinthians 5:21)
..Thousands of years before Christ was born on this earth, it was prophesied in Isaiah Chapter 9, verse 6: FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE. OF THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE SHALL BE NO END, UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, AND UPON HIS KINGDOM, TO ORDER IT, AND TO ESTABLISH IT WITH JUDGMENT AND WITH JUSTICE FROM HENCEFORTH EVEN FOREVER. THE ZEAL OF TH E LORD OF HOSTS WILL PERFORM THIS.
.. And in Isaiah Chapter 53, verse 5 "ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY; WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HAS LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL"

What he said.... | Reviewer: Gil Hamilton
    ------ About the song A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall performed by Bob Dylan

I guess we all see things in songs that we want/need to see at those moments in our lives. I had to chuckle at the suggestions of this song being about Vietnam, racism, white privilege, etc. In particular I was amused by the suggestion that the "Blue-eyed son" is Jesus, look at the context...the blue-eyed son is the one singing the song, the one answering the question "Oh, where have you been my blue-eyed son?"

In an interview in 1963, the author revealed the line about the poison pellets was a reference to the lies that people were being fed by the media. It follows that many of the other lines are allegory as well.

Any true artist will tell you they are rarely aware of the source of their inspiration. They say they think it is one thing, but it might well be another thing altogether.

Remember, Peter Paul and Mary, contemporaries of Dylan, said that since they can't come right out and say what they mean, they have to "lay it between the lines".

I'm not a mind reader, and I have no interpretation other than my own, and Dylan ain't talkin'. Suffice it to say that more than 50 years later this song still speaks to us, and may be more relevant today than the day it was written.


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