Shit, in college I knew every damned word to everything released between the first album and Blood on the Tracks. When the lyrics made no damned sense (say, Subterranean Homesick Blues), they weren't supposed to. It's not like he lost the ability to do a ballad (compare The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll to Hurricane). Did Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands make no sense because "your warehouse eyes, your arabian drums" is obscure?
At least Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 and 35 had a clear message, eh?
----- Original Message ---- From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Sent: Sun, April 10, 2011 8:08:21 PM Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] MoDo on Dylan
On Apr 10, 2011, at 6:41 PM, Dennis Claxton wrote:
> Most of the lyrics don't have a lot of staying power
No kidding. They make no damn sense, actually.
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