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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 20:17 GMT 

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there once was a man so cunning and conceited,
who cried out so loud when asked where he was seated,
up he got, moving so slow,
as the conductor led him to the platform below

well see that crowd moving down the stairs,
the platform you want sir, it's just right there,
so away he ran with scorched feet,
as the train pulled away more people to meet

onwards we go the conductor said with a smile,
to a man in a cap standing in the aisle,
who got on in Ring, spoke to a man of the sea
and together they sing most harmoniously,

Meridian, Mooringsport, Montgomery too,
then Manhattan for the Mayor we just had to do,
Ponomo, Omemee we'll just have to see,
and that man just walking is coming with me

......Bob is easy to pick out in this, but ill throw my hat in if anyone can name any other characters


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 20:26 GMT 
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The jester in American Pie.


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 20:44 GMT 
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Loudon Wainwright - Bob Dylan's Birthday Blues, with a timely Self Portrait reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWmtMp9oaEU


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PostPosted: Thu April 2nd, 2015, 20:58 GMT 
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Dylan is mentioned in this verse from The Handsome Family's 'Moving Furniture Around' from the Odessa album (1994): 'Whenever I feel I'm on my way down, I get up and move the furniture around. Guy next door plays Dylan til four. I bang on the wall but he won't turn it down.' It's a line later echoed by Dylan on Highlands with reference to Neil Young: 'I’m listening to Neil Young, I gotta turn up the sound
Someone’s always yelling turn it down'. Conscious or not, who knows?


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 00:22 GMT 

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er, Throwing Muses' "Dylan" is mentioned up thread (if several years ago): it's not about Bob Dylan, but rather about Kristin Hersh's son Dylan, who she lost custody of


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 05:33 GMT 

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This song is not about Bob Dylan but has a line mentioning him. The song is "You Were Right" by the band Built To Spill and the line is:

You were right when you said it's a hard rain's gonna fall


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 13:30 GMT 
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John Wesley Harding has already been mentioned ,but he has two other songs that mention Bob:
"Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue and me", and on "Bastard Son" he sings: "Bob dylan is my father, Joan Baez is my mother and I'm their bastard son"

Marc Bolan: "Ballrooms of Mars" : "Bob Dylan knows, and I guess Alan Freed did, there are things in the dark, that are better not to behold"


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 15:43 GMT 
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Jordan wrote:
Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"


Yes, I was just listening to this, and I now strongly believe that Billy Joel is an arsonist and a liar.


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 20:07 GMT 
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the tubes: what do you want from life?

A foolproof plan and an airtight alibi
Real simulated Indian jewelry
A Gucci shoetree, a year's supply of antibiotics
A personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
And Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number
A beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick
Rosemary's baby
A dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 20:46 GMT 

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Bob Dylan's Dream #1235 by Tom Gabel (now Laura Jane Grace) of Against Me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eObYas1LD0I


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PostPosted: Fri April 3rd, 2015, 22:13 GMT 
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It strikes me as possible, perhaps likely, that the person whom The Cheeky Girls are asking to touch their bums is Bob Dylan himself.


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PostPosted: Tue April 7th, 2015, 11:08 GMT 
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The bands stagefright? Or is that not about our bob.


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PostPosted: Wed April 8th, 2015, 00:12 GMT 

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A bit of thread necromancy, but I think I have an example few of you have stumbled upon. I actually registered for this post:

"Det flyvende tæppe går klokken otte
Bob Dylan har ringet og sagt vi ka' nå det
Vi har brystkarameller med
I vores trøst-caraveller ved
Nordpolen hvor isbjørnen blev skudt
Uden at nogen kvinder så det"

Directly translated:

"The flying carpet leaves at eight o' clock
Bob Dylan has phoned and said that we can make it
We've brought cough lozenges
In our comfort caravels by
The North Pole where the polar bear was shot
Without any women seeing it"

It sounds really absurd, but I assure you that it is an accurate translation. I studied English at university.

It is in the song "Itsi-Bitsi" off the record "HIP" by the Danish band Steppeulvene.


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PostPosted: Wed April 8th, 2015, 06:18 GMT 
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Another song from Joan Baez: Children of the Eighties (1982)
"We don't care if Dylan's gone to Jesus/Jimi Hendrix is playing on"

A few years later, she changed that line to "...if Dylan's back from Jesus" :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 03:14 GMT 
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I believe no one has mentioned "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows.

"I wanna be Bob Dylan ..."


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 07:36 GMT 
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Lost Lovers by Ine Hoem (from her album 'Angerville')

The first time she saw him
She knew he was special
He worked in that record store
where everything around him was painted black

The second time
She bought a record
She told him she liked Bob Dylan
but the truth was she didn't like his music at all

This is the lost lovers song
Oh, how the lovers are lost


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 11:42 GMT 
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Am i reading too much into bruce springsteens devils and dust?


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 12:49 GMT 

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Flakes by Zappa

And there's an early Spin Doctors song. I can't remember the title.


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 13:59 GMT 
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The Incredible String Band - “way back in the 1960s” - good old mickey take.

There was one fellow singing in those days,
And he was quite good, and I mean to say that,
His name was Bob Dylan, and I used to do gigs too,
Before I made my first million..


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 14:13 GMT 

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Beastie Boys, "Johnny Ryall"

"Washing windows on the Bowery at a quarter to four/Because he ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more"


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PostPosted: Thu December 21st, 2017, 14:27 GMT 

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SirDogg wrote:
Don't forget Joan Baez' "Diamonds & Rust" and "To Bobby" .. two very beautiful songs!
Make that three, with "Winds of the Old Days".

A couple of others:

Steve Gibbons - "Colours to the Mast" (from his "Dylan Project" album)

Ralph McTell - "Zimmerman Blues"


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PostPosted: Fri December 22nd, 2017, 20:44 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri December 22nd, 2017, 22:17 GMT 

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There was one I thought was really good by a female artist; but seems to me it's gone . I wasn't smart enough to paste the link and get the download, but hopefully someone else was. There was something like lay in the title, but it was about how she wanted to drink his tears til he got no more ?!


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PostPosted: Fri December 22nd, 2017, 23:44 GMT 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmbHOeMKekw
Sage Francis - Hey Bobby


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PostPosted: Sat December 23rd, 2017, 22:15 GMT 
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Christopher Guest - Positively Wall Street (with John Belushi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS83HGHU934


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