Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Quote of the day

I was knocked out loaded in the naked night
When my last dream exploded, I noticed your light

—Bob Dylan, “Under Your Spell” (1986)


olympiada said...

Poignant song. What inspired this quote?

Ben Myers said...

Well, it was inspired mainly by the fact that I had been listening to it this morning.... But it also reminds me of the experience many people have of Christian "conversion", and I suspect (although I'm far from certain!) that this might be what Dylan is referring to in the song. He himself experienced a sudden conversion back in the late 70s.

olympiada said...

Wow, well I am going through a conversion process although I have been a Christian since 1999. That explains why this song hit me so deep! So Dylan became a Christian?
I have a friend who recently moved to Australia. I am going to send her your blog address.

Ben Myers said...

If you're interested, a really good little book on Dylan's faith is Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan (2002).

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