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PostPosted: Sun October 16th, 2011, 15:11 GMT 
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fair comment - i love it too.


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PostPosted: Mon October 17th, 2011, 04:26 GMT 

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Weary? Nah. It's a sex song!


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 10:21 GMT 
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Thanks Giada sorry I couldn't find the original thread, but yeah this is the song I wanted to talk about.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 12:37 GMT 
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I love the album version so much. It finds a groove that's never been recreated--and the vocals are glorious. The title and the words suggest to me a weariness. Tragedy is much closer to the surface of life than joy. And yet the song always makes me feel so warm.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 12:44 GMT 
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I always cite this song as an example in discussions with others when the statement is made that Dylan cannot sing. It succinctly makes my case for his unique vocal abilities in his prime. That it is a fun song never hurts as well. I love the playfulness in the words and in the vocal.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 14:18 GMT 
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NeonMadman wrote:
Weary? Nah. It's a sex song!

I did not realize it, Puritan that I am, until a friend commended the "Top of the hillllllllllllllll" is text painting for an orgasm.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 18:19 GMT 
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Love this classic. The original is it. Bangladesh version, of course. Super Sessions, yes (that's also got a good 'Seasons of the Witch' and a killer 'Stop').

Here's a pleasant surprise from the Lowelless Little Feat where Shaun Murphy nails it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hIP3-iZPh0

Feat opened for Bob in the early 2000's I think, I can't remember the year. I got to enjoy them at some of those midwestern US summer shows.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 21:59 GMT 
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Solo Teem wrote:
NeonMadman wrote:
Weary? Nah. It's a sex song!

I did not realize it, Puritan that I am, until a friend commended the "Top of the hillllllllllllllll" is text painting for an orgasm.


Don't my gal look fine when she's comin' after me? Oh, yeah.


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PostPosted: Sat December 17th, 2011, 23:32 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Love this classic. The original is it. Bangladesh version, of course. Super Sessions, yes (that's also got a good 'Seasons of the Witch' and a killer 'Stop').

Here's a pleasant surprise from the Lowelless Little Feat where Shaun Murphy nails it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hIP3-iZPh0

Feat opened for Bob in the early 2000's I think, I can't remember the year. I got to enjoy them at some of those midwestern US summer shows.


I've never heard that before, Barefoot, thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun December 18th, 2011, 15:07 GMT 
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I'll post my thoughts here as well since I plan to partake in TRACK TALKS from now on:

One of the strong points of Highway 61 Revisited, a playful and concise tune complete with certain fatalistic nuances where Dylan seemingly re-assesses what he values (something he would explore with more poetic depth on Blonde on Blonde), using a strict combination of time and a very focused series of nature-related & urbanistic imagery.


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PostPosted: Sun December 18th, 2011, 15:26 GMT 
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I really like the Bangladesh version for no other reason then the sound of a train cha-choogin' down the track.

I like the imagery that isn't quite there. A man stuck working on a train, with a love god knows where, and he can't get across to her. It feels like a man torn between two loves - the love of the tracks and the love of a woman.


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PostPosted: Mon December 19th, 2011, 20:28 GMT 

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Solo Teem wrote:
NeonMadman wrote:
Weary? Nah. It's a sex song!

I did not realize it, Puritan that I am, until a friend commended the "Top of the hillllllllllllllll" is text painting for an orgasm.

Oh, Solo Teem, you have brought a new vision of Train to my eyes! Looked at that way it makes so much sense. The first verse anticipates: her "window sill", sure, up all night leaning on it. The second consumates (at least for her, it seems he might have been a little early): hiiiiiiillllllllllllll. But then by verse three the whole thing has gone sour. It's frosty in there, and she wants, well, whatever women want (don't ask me) once you get past the, you know. The shape of the verse, too, is a lovely analogy of orgasm. And yes, it is a "male" train after all! That slow, pumping rhythm . . .


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PostPosted: Mon December 19th, 2011, 21:10 GMT 

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and don't forget the requisite christian allusions that appear as puns:

Don't the sun (son) look good
Goin' down over the sea?

I went to tell everybody,
But I could not get across (a cross).

god i love this parlor game. can i be ricks next time?

btw how's this one for sexual entendre:

I'm just sitting here
Beating on my trumpet


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PostPosted: Mon December 19th, 2011, 21:19 GMT 
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elmer wrote:
btw how's this one for sexual entendre:

I'm just sitting here
Beating on my trumpet

Oh, that one definitely is, along with "I got the fever down in my pockets".


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PostPosted: Mon December 19th, 2011, 21:21 GMT 

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TheGunfighter wrote:
elmer wrote:
btw how's this one for sexual entendre:

I'm just sitting here
Beating on my trumpet

Oh, that one definitely is, along with "I got the fever down in my pockets".


nah he's jonesing; the song is mainly about waiting for the man and the commercial merchandise to show up


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PostPosted: Mon December 19th, 2011, 21:26 GMT 

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Solo Teem wrote:
NeonMadman wrote:
Weary? Nah. It's a sex song!

I did not realize it, Puritan that I am, until a friend commended the "Top of the hillllllllllllllll" is text painting for an orgasm.


I if die on top of the hill.

the notion of an orgasm containing a "death" because heart and breath seem to stop is a convention used by donne in particular

harrrumph. man being ricks is sure fun


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PostPosted: Tue December 20th, 2011, 00:33 GMT 
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theunwavedhand wrote:
It's frosty in there, and she wants, well, whatever women want (don't ask me) .

You better get learning, man. Life is short.


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PostPosted: Tue December 20th, 2011, 20:02 GMT 

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I did. Turns out she wants the house and half my income. Shoulda died on top of that hiiiiiiillllllllll (dying "on the job" is a common figure of fun. Been there, donne that. Oh, yes, puns are fun, aren't they?)


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PostPosted: Tue December 20th, 2011, 20:20 GMT 

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theunwavedhand wrote:
I did. Turns out she wants the house and half my income. Shoulda died on top of that hiiiiiiillllllllll (dying "on the job" is a common figure of fun. Been there, donne that. Oh, yes, puns are fun, aren't they?)


they always want what they can't have, but wait that can't be right cause they can have everything and anything. so search me. wait maybe that means they want things that don't exist in the real world of normal people, i.e, men. like they want things that only another woman understands. and that's where the trouble starts cause they want a lesbian relationship with a man. boy this sure is confusing. like wandering in a thicket of uninsulated hot wires

anyway your plight reminds me of that old country song:

she got the goldmine; I got the shaft


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 01:22 GMT 
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I did. Turns out she wants the house and half my income.

Sorry to hear that. Reminds me of what Rod Stewart said after another failed marriage: 'Next time I'm just gonna find a woman I don't like and buy her a house.'


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 03:55 GMT 
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To me, the magic of Highway 61 Revisited comes from the sense of moving and traveling, which is especially prominent on this track, whereas in Blonde on Blonde he really almost comes to a standstill to articulate his pains and grievances and the nocturnal chaos around him. Oh that Bob and his emotional ambition.


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 05:19 GMT 
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dunno if it's about sex but it sure is a great song to have sex to


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 05:25 GMT 
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tellmemomma1966 wrote:
great song to have sex to

I masturbate to "Ballad of a Thin Man".

:oops:

Just kidding.

Maybe.


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 05:26 GMT 
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:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed December 21st, 2011, 18:32 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
theunwavedhand wrote:
I did. Turns out she wants the house and half my income.

Sorry to hear that. Reminds me of what Rod Stewart said after another failed marriage: 'Next time I'm just gonna find a woman I don't like and buy her a house.'

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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