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Today, tomorrow, and yesterday too
The flowers are dying, like all things do
Follow me close, i’m going to Balian Bali
I’ll loose my mind, if you don’t come with me
I fuss with my hair and I fight blood feuds
I Contain Multitudes

Got a tell tale heart, like Mr. Poe
Got skeletons in the walls of people you know
i’ll drink to the truth, and the things we said
i’ll drink to the man that shares your bed
i paint landscapes, and i paint nudes
I Contain Multitudes

Red Cadillac and a black mustache
Rings on my fingers that sparkle and flash
Tell me whats next, what shall we do?
Half my soul, baby, belongs to you
i relic and I frolic, with all the young dudes
I Contain Multitudes

i’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones
and them British bad boys The Rolling Stones
I go right to the edge, I go right to the end
i go to right where all things lost are made good again

i sing the songs of experience, like William Blake
i have no apologies to make
Everything’s flowing, all at the same time
i live on a boulevard of crime
i drive fast cars, and i eat fast foods
I Contain Multitudes

Pink pedal pushers, great blue jeans
On the pretty maids and the old queens
All the old queens from all my past lives
i carry four pistols and two large knifes
i’m a man of contradictions
i’m a man of many moods
I Contain Multitudes

You greedy old wolf, i’ll show you my heart
But not all of it, only the hateful part
I’ll sell you down the river
I’ll put a price on your head
What more can I tell ya, i sleep with life and death in the same bed

Get lost madame, get up off my knee
Keep your mouth away from me
i’ll keep the path open, the path in my mind
i see it to it that there’s no love left behind
i play Beethoven’s sonata’s, Chopin’s preludes
I Contain Multitudes

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OK, so its better than the last one (12 minutes better!)

I like Dylan and have a lot of CDs, but I'm afraid I can't see what it is about these two tuneless dirges that people are getting orgasmic over,

Time to break out the Rolling Thunder box.

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20 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

OK, so its better than the last one (12 minutes better!)

I like Dylan and have a lot of CDs, but I'm afraid I can't see what it is about these two tuneless dirges that people are getting orgasmic over,

Time to break out the Rolling Thunder box.

I thought some stuff on Tempest had some melody to it, so that was nice, but yeah, these two songs bore me quite easily because of the tunelessness.

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As with this and many others, Dylan's use of complex metaphors and weaving narratives are what makes his material so unique, however it also is the reason why I would say I was a fan, but could never describe myself as a big fan. Some of his songs are brilliant, but so many just leave me cold. Quite a number for me are just fabulous poetry with an accompanying background tune. I have always been of the opinion that Dylan was a brilliant poet rather than a brilliant songwriter. I know many will disagree with that with good reasons, however it's just how I feel. He was certainly hugely important in popular music and re-defining songwriting. One of the real giants of popular music no doubt along with Sinatra, Presley, Lennon and McCartney etc. His use of the English language is unequalled in popular music and is almost unworldly at times, but to me a great song is one that moves and inspires me and one that sticks in the mind. A good many of Bob's songs certainly do that but too many don't i'm afraid.

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The strength of these two recent offerings is in the delivery. They're conversational, and he's made the effort to surprise and connect with, his fan base.

He's probably had his fill with fundraisers and benefit shows and seems to have no need to put his head above the parapet and be seen blogging or webcasting. Instead, he's speaking straight to the fanbase. Unlike Bruce Springsteen, who is also sitting on a mountain of stuff that he could give us for nothing.

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False Prophet

{Verse 1}
Another day that don't end
Another ship goin' out
Another day of anger, bitterness, and doubt
I know how it happened
I saw it begin
I opened my heart to the world and the world came in

{Verse 2}
Hello Mary Lou
Hello Miss Pearl
My fleet-footed guides from the underworld
No stars in the sky shine brighter than you
You girls mean business and I do too

{Verse 3}
Well I'm the enemy of treason
Enemy of strife
Enemy of the unlived meaningless life
I ain't no false prophet
I just know what i know
I go where only the lonely can go

{Verse 4}
I'm first among equals
Second to none
Last of the best
You can bury the rest
Bury 'em naked with their silver and gold
Put them six feet under and pray for their souls

{Verse 5}
What are you lookin' at
There's nothing to see
Just a cool breeze that's encircling me
Let's go for a walk in the garden
So far and so wide
We can sit in the shade by the fountain-side

{Verse 6}
I search the world over
For the Holy Grail
I sing songs of love
I sing songs of betrayal
Don't care what I drink
Don't care what i eat
I climbed the mountains of swords on my bare feet

{Verse 7}
You don't know me darlin'
You never would guess
I'm nothing like my ghostly appearance would suggest
I ain't no false prophet
I just said what I said
I'm just here to bring vengeance on somebody's head

{Verse 8}
Put out your hand
There's nothing to hold
Open your mouth
I'll stuff it with gold
Oh you poor devil look up if you will
The city of God is there on the hill

{Verse 9}
Hello stranger
A long goodbye
You ruled the land
But so do I
You lost your mule
You got a poison brain
I'll marry you to a ball and chain

{Verse 10}
You know darlin'
The kind of life that I live
When your smile meets my smile something's got to give
I ain't no false prophet
No I'm nobody's bride
Can't remember when I was born
And I forgot when I died

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Rough and rowdy ways , out 19th of june  

2 cds,  with Murder most foul on the 2nd disc alone I think.  On vinyl too from the official site. 


New material including these 3 new songs,   First set on new stuff since 2012’s tempest. 
 

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11 hours ago, the imposter said:

It's brilliant...

but clearly the music is lifted from this:

 

Ah good, you posted it just as I did now but before.
I was in fucking SHOCK when it started!

This is more blatant musical plagarism than when Bob stole from Bobby Fuller on his last "original" album.

I'm disgusted.

 

Here's the first version I heard of this song:

 

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21 hours ago, soulcrusader78 said:

Ah good, you posted it just as I did now but before.
I was in fucking SHOCK when it started!

This is more blatant musical plagarism than when Bob stole from Bobby Fuller on his last "original" album.

I'm disgusted.

 

Here's the first version I heard of this song:

 

Well, we've not seen the songwriting credits, yet. Have we? Maybe Bob does right by the guy.

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