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 Post subject: weird lyrics
PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2007, 01:56 GMT 
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Nominations for Dylan's strangest lyrics? - not surreal strange, but just odd strange... and maybe a little off.

e.g. Lenny Bruce:

"Never robbed any churches nor cut off any babies' head."

also Abandoned Love:

"My heart is telling me, I love you but you're strange"


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 Post subject: Re: weird lyrics
PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2007, 02:37 GMT 
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mberry wrote:
"Never robbed any churches nor cut off any babies' head."
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TIhat's definitely a bit off!


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Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2007, 07:50 GMT 
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I've sucked the milk out of a thousand cows


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the sun's not yellow it's chicken


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Maybe someday you'll remember what you felt
When there was blood on the moon in the cotton belt

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Baffled Millionaire wrote:
Maybe someday you'll remember what you felt
When there was blood on the moon in the cotton belt

- Maybe Someday


yeah, I was wondering myself. Maybe it's the Cotton belt (like up South)? Well, doesn't make much sense, either... :)

as for me, Gates of Eden is just that...weird lyrics... :oops:

gray flannel dwarf? shoeless hunter who's gone deaf? WTF?

and that's a shame, because where I do seem to get it, it's great...


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PostPosted: Sat May 19th, 2007, 15:59 GMT 
I say, "How much you want for that?" I go into the store
The man says, "Three dollars", "All right", I say, "Will you take four?"


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The beach is deserted. except for some kelp

(guess I'll talk to the kelp)


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"Turns you into a piece of meat
The disease of conceit"

(can we say too blunt?)


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I think Disease of Conceit may be my all-time least favorite song of his.


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East of the Jordan wrote:
I,´ve already confessed, no nead to confess again...


come on, it's a great line! :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20th, 2007, 11:42 GMT 
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Like A Rolling Stone :

"When you ain't got nothing, you got noting to lose"



Tryin' To Get To Heaven :

"When you think you've lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more"


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mousetrouble wrote:
Like A Rolling Stone :

"When you ain't got nothing, you got noting to lose"



Tryin' To Get To Heaven :

"When you think you've lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more"


LARS line is a great line..... :shock: ....I use it all the time....same with the second line.....why would you think that they are wierd???


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PostPosted: Sun May 20th, 2007, 13:43 GMT 
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Claudette wrote:
mousetrouble wrote:
Like A Rolling Stone :

"When you ain't got nothing, you got noting to lose"



Tryin' To Get To Heaven :

"When you think you've lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more"


LARS line is a great line..... :shock: ....I use it all the time....same with the second line.....why would you think that they are wierd???


I agree, Claudette. Both are great lines, and I don´t find anything weird about them...


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PostPosted: Fri May 25th, 2007, 08:10 GMT 
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Where the current is strong and the monkey dances
To the tune of a concertina


from Angelina -- this whole sing is wierd -- but i like it for some reason -- maybe because it wierd.


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I think The Basement Tapes have so many strange lyrics. Million Dollar Bash, Clothes Line Saga:

Mama, of course, she said, "Hi!"
"Have you heard the news?" he said, with a grin,
"The Vice-President's gone mad!"
"Where?" "Downtown." "When?" "Last night."
"Hmm, say, that's too bad!"
"Well, there's nothin' we can do about it," said the neighbor,
"It's just somethin' we're gonna have to forget."
"Yes, I guess so," said Ma,
Then she asked me if the clothes was still wet.

On The Road Again from Bringing It All Back Home, and many of the songs from Another Side Of.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25th, 2007, 23:33 GMT 
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Well, again, I'm not talking about surreal, deliberately weird.
More like this...

"He could've sold insurance, owned a restaurant or bar
Could've been an accountant or a tennis star."

(Cleancut Kid)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28th, 2007, 09:11 GMT 
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I love the "sucked the milk out of a thousand cows" line. hink about it for a second: the milk you've been drinking in your coffee or whatever over the last couple of years has most likely been "sucked out of a thousand cows."

I always thought those lines from The Basement Tapes were like “dummy lyrics," words that come into Dylan's head as he was making the music but not proper lyrics that he actually wrote. (Didn't Paul McCartney call "Yesterday" "Hardboiled Eggs" for weeks before he actually found a better title?)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28th, 2007, 12:29 GMT 
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I Woke up this morning butter and eggs in my bed...

someody care to enlighten me....this has got to mean something......I've all ready read Weberman's opinion....so.....


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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 01:35 GMT 
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Claudette wrote:
I Woke up this morning butter and eggs in my bed...

someody care to enlighten me....this has got to mean something......I've all ready read Weberman's opinion....so.....


Linaria vulgaris:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linaria_vulgaris

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=livu2


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 Post subject: Re: weird lyrics
PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 03:12 GMT 
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Claudette wrote:
I Woke up this morning butter and eggs in my bed...



someody care to enlighten me....this has got to mean something......I've all ready read Weberman's opinion....so.....

I don't know what Webberman said, but I always assumed it meant...you know...er... :oops: ...um...poontang.


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 Post subject: Re: weird lyrics
PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 03:32 GMT 
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While we're on that subject...

"Hey! Who could your lover be?
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Who could your lover be?
Let me eat off his head so you can really see!"



I'm sure that's a devastating put down on Neptune.


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 Post subject: Re: weird lyrics
PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 06:05 GMT 
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I really have a problem whenever Bob's lines leave the impression he really despises science and technology.
Especially the Charles Darwin verse in High Water. I don't think there is any doubt which point of view the writer is open to, and that he sides with the judge. Wrong-headed. Brilliantly sung though


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