Our Favorite Dylan Lyrics

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    One of my favorites and also a nice take on the song by Sarah Jarosz.

    Simple Twist of Fate

    They sat together in the park
    As the evening sky grew dark
    She looked at him and he felt a spark
    Tingle to his bones
    'Twas then he felt alone
    And wished that he'd gone straight
    And watched out for a simple twist of fate


    They walked along by the old canal
    A little confused, I remember well
    And stopped into a strange hotel
    With a neon burnin' bright
    He felt the heat of the night
    Hit him like a freight train
    Moving with a simple twist of fate


    A saxophone someplace far-off played
    As she was walkin' on by the arcade
    As the light bust through a beat-up shade
    Where he was waking up
    She dropped a coin into the cup
    Of a blind man at the gate
    And forgot about a simple twist of fate


    He woke up, the room was bare
    He didn't see her anywhere
    He told himself he didn't care
    Pushed the window open wide
    Felt an emptiness inside
    To which he just could not relate
    Brought on by a simple twist of fate


    He hears the ticking of the clocks
    And walks along with a parrot that talks
    Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
    Where the sailors all come in
    Maybe she'll pick him out again
    How long must he wait?
    One more time, for a simple twist of fate


    People tell me it's a sin
    To know and feel too much within
    I still believe she was my twin
    But I lost the ring
    She was born in spring
    But I was born too late
    Blame it on a simple twist of fate

     
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    One of his first songs. Not your typical Bob Dylan lyrics, but a pretty tune.



    Girl from the North Country
    by Bob Dylan, 1963

    If you're traveling to the north country fair
    Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
    Remember me to the one who lives there
    She once was a true love of mine

    See for me that her hair's hanging long
    It curls and falls all down her breast
    See for me that her hair's hanging long
    That's the way I remember her best

    If you go where the snowflakes fall
    Where the rivers freeze and summer ends
    Please see for me if she's wearing a coat so warm
    To keep her from the howling winds
     
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    I found this album of Bob's "Nashville Skyline", at a yard sale, and play it often!
     
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    Dylan's Lyrics to "Hard rain's A Gonna Fall"
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    "and the princess and the prince discuss what's real and what is not......" Gates of Eden
    This lyric was in my head for so many years, I thought that *I* had written it!

    "Come, you MASTERS OF WAR
    You that build the big guns
    You that build the death planes
    You that build all the bombs

    You that hide behind walls
    You that hide behind desks
    I just want you to know
    I can see through your masks
    "
    This gets so vicious at the end, I'm almost ashamed I like this song so much!
    "And I hope that you die
    And your death will come soon

    I will follow your casket
    By the pale afternoon
    And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
    Down to your deathbed

    And I’ll stand over your grave
    'Til I’m sure that you’re dead
    "
    https://genius.com/Bob-dylan-masters-of-war-lyrics

    When I was in high school and would play Dylan, my mother would poke her head in my room to ask "What's he complaining about NOW?"
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Lulu! :)

    When He Returns
    WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

    The iron hand it ain’t no match for the iron rod
    The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God
    For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
    It is only He who can reduce me to tears
    Don’t you cry and don’t you die and don’t you burn
    For like a thief in the night, He’ll replace wrong with right
    When He returns

    Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through
    He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew
    How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
    How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
    Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
    Will I ever learn that there’ll be no peace, that the war won’t cease
    Until He returns?

    Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask
    He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask
    How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
    How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
    Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned
    He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne
    When He returns
     
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    Bob Dylan's 2011 Christmas lights scored for piano. :D

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    A Noble Effort.....give the guy a prize!:D
     
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    ....must be Santa?
     
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    A New Dylan Christmas Song Uncovered
    Posted on November 1, 2017 by TonyAttwood
    A New Dylan Christmas Song Uncovered

    by Larry Fyffe

    The unwavering detectives at the Untold Dylan offices have managed to lay their sleuth-hound paws on the lyrics of a yet-to-be-released new Christmas song by Bob Dylan.

    For the pleasure of our readers only, we publish the song’s lyrics along with its title:

    Hard Reindeer Are Gonna Fall:rolleyes:

    Oh where have you been, Rudolf?, my red-nosed son
    Where have you been?, my sad young one
    The other reindeer call me nasty names
    I’ve been left out of all their reindeer games
    I’ve been up early mornin’, lookin’ for a deer yard
    And it’s hard, and it’s hard, and it’s hard
    And hard reindeer a-gonna fall

    Oh what have you seen?, my red-nosed son
    What have you seen?, my sad-eyed one
    I saw St. Nick’s throne with no body on it
    I saw a red sleigh with grey fog all around it
    I saw ten thousand children with stockings all empty
    And it’s hard, and it’s hard, and it’s hard
    And hard reindeer a-gonna fall

    Oh what’ll we do now?, my red-nosed son
    What’ll we do now?, my sad-eyed one
    Well the weatherman, he ain’t so proud
    I can lead Santa through the darkest cloud
    With my red nose a-blinkin’, and my horns a-blowin’
    The soles of those socks won’t be forgotten
    I tell ya ol’ foggie, you ain’t hard
    It’s not hard, it’s not hard, it ain’t hard

    The eight other reindeer shouted
    out with glee
    And they all played games around the
    Christmas tree
    Everyone of them’ll go down in history
    Rudolf, Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Vixen
    Comet, Cupid, Prancer, Blitzen
    The tree caught on fire and killed them all
    Blazin’ reindeer meat’s a-gonna fall
    And its hard, it’s hard, it’s hard, it’s very hard
     
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    Obscure Bob Dylan Christmas Song
     
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