"The Answer, My Friend"  

deliciousngood 64F
1129 posts
8/12/2005 6:45 pm

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"The Answer, My Friend"

Ah....Bob Dylan. The bard of the sixties!

I didn't used to be very fond of him. I was listening to "The Bryd's Greatest Hits" and found several of Bob Dylan's song/poems on that album. Some of the words are PROFOUND and lovely to READ as poetry, as well as hearing as songs.

This is my favorite...right now.What's yours?

CHIMES OF FREEDOM

Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing

As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing

Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a cloud's white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An' the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting

Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting

Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
An' for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended

As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended

Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse
An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.



Copyright © 1964; renewed 1992 Special Rider Music

GROOVY


expatbrit49 62M

8/13/2005 6:29 am

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


wumpybo 60M

8/15/2005 11:20 am

LIKE A ROLLING STONE

upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And ask him do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?


deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
8/15/2005 2:47 pm

MORE!! MORE!!!


rm_rymee234 36M

8/15/2005 8:53 pm

"Everybody must get STONED!"

--Rainy Day Women


wumpybo 60M

8/16/2005 5:47 am

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead


deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
8/17/2005 1:41 pm

he was a poet for sure!


rm_pleasuresex3 52M
520 posts
8/26/2005 3:32 pm

He was a poet and he still is. I've been into him for some time and he just keeps growing on me, he's got me for life. There's poetry in his song titles: Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again; Leopard-skin pill-box hat; Tangled up in blue; Idiot wind.

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

'Twas in another lifetime
One of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue
And the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness
A creature void of form
"Come in," she said, "I'll give you
Shelter from the storm"


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
9/10/2005 2:23 pm

just popped into say hi


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
9/10/2005 7:17 pm

*wavin at papyrina!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!


keithcancook 60M
17827 posts
9/17/2005 6:47 pm

I've always been partial to Just Like A Woman. However, I do love Knocking On Heavens Door and Hurricane quite a bit as well.


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