Saturday 13 January 2007

Still more of Bob Dylan's best lines

Following three earlier posts, here are some more of Bob Dylan’s best lines on various topics:

Most dishonest line
“All I really want to do – is, baby, be friends with you.”
(All I Really Want to Do)

Best lines on education

“Don’t wanna learn from nobody
What I gotta unlearn.”
(Do Right to Me Baby)

On war
“For you don’t count the dead
When God’s on your side.”
(With God on Our Side)

On wealth
“… but I’m helpless like a rich man’s child.”
(Temporary Like Achilles)

On self-righteousness
“With great lawyers you have
Discussed lepers and crooks.”
(Ballad of a Thin Man)

On marriage
“A lifetime with you is like some heavenly day.”
(Nettie Moore)

On marriage failure
“The vows that we kept are now broken and swept
’Neath the bed where we slept.”
(We Better Talk This Over)

On friendship
“We loved each other more than we ever dared to tell.”
(Cross the Green Mountain)

On being a parent
“I hear a voice crying, ‘Daddy’ –
I always think it’s for me.”
(Caribbean Wind)

On a cultural environment
“Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the year of who-knows-when;
Opened up his eyes to the tune of an accordion.”

On alienation
“I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can.”
(Things Have Changed)

On salvation
“I bargained for salvation, and they gave me a lethal dose.”
(Shelter from the Storm)

On making small-talk
“The party’s over and there’s less and less to say.”

On kissing
“If I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean,
I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss…”
(Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather)

On Bob Dylan’s career
“One of these days and it won’t be long
Goin’ down in the valley and sing my song
Gonna sing it loud and sing it strong
Let the echo decide if I was right or wrong.”


Ariah said...

Those are some really good lines. I like this one: “… but I’m helpless like a rich man’s child.”

great collection. I'm gonna check out your other two.

j.daniel said...

some may find this clip about Bob Dylan's influence humorous...

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