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The silly side of Bob Dylan

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan..who turns 69 today. Instead of launching into a discussion of his political significance or his singing ability (or lack thereof), I'd like to delve into Bob's sillier side. Even people who don't like the sound of Dylan's voice generally applaud his songwriting skills (didn't he win a Pulitzer prize after all?). I enjoy  many of Bob's lyrics because...they're funny. Consider this (from Subterranean Homesick Blues): Walk on your tiptoes Don't Try No-Doz Better stay away from those That carry around a fire hose. Or from Visions of Johanna: See the primitive wallflower freeze When the jelly-faced women all sneeze Hear the one with the mustache say "Jeeze I can't find my knees." But this might be my favorite: How did it get so late so soon? It's night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Oh wait..that's a poem written by Dr. Seuss. Well, he was pretty cool too. But I have no idea if was much of a singer.

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05/24/2010 6:43AM
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05/24/2010 1:28PM
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WELL OLD BOB HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY WITH WORDS YOU JUST GOTTA UNDERSTAND THEM.
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