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Sad Songs #1 - Like a Rolling Stone

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This is the first song in our Sad Course.

 

It's "Like a rolling stone" by Bob Dylan. Here's a link to a youtube video: Youtube.

 

The video is made in 1966. Quality is poor. I'm sure you can find a better version but I want to point out how old this is. I was a child in 1966 and so were your parents! Don't forget that the public the singer is aiming at were your grand parents!

 

What you hear is the singer telling someone she did wrong. Now just imagine that it happened to you. You had a choice, they told you ... and you chose another way. And then, when things go wrong, they're there to say "Didn't I tell you?". "How does it feel?". There they really rub your nose in it.

 

I'm sure it happened to you, it happened to all of us, and it will happen again, because we want to live in a free world and make our own decisions. And sometimes it goes wrong. And when it does we sing the blues. But when we don't make our own decisions, we are slaves! How does that feel?

 

 

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

 

Once upon a time you dressed so fine

You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?

People'd call, say, beware doll, you're bound to fall

You thought they were all kiddin' you

You used to laugh about

Everybody that was hangin' out

Now you don't talk so loud

Now you don't seem so proud

About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

 

How does it feel

How does it feel

To be without a home

Like a complete unknown

Like a rolling stone?

 

You've gone to the finest school all right, miss lonely

But you know you only used to get juiced in it

And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street

And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it

You said you'd never compromise

With the mystery tramp, but now you realize

Hes not selling any alibis

As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes

And ask him do you want to make a deal?

 

How does it feel

How does it feel

To be on your own

With no direction home

Like a complete unknown

Like a rolling stone?

 

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns

When they all come down and did tricks for you

You never understood that it ain't no good

You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you

You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat

Who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat

Ain't it hard when you discover that

He really wasn't where its at

After he took from you everything he could steal.

 

How does it feel

How does it feel

To be on your own

With no direction home

Like a complete unknown

Like a rolling stone?

 

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people

They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made

Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things

But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe

You used to be so amused

At napoleon in rags and the language that he used

Go to him now, he calls you, you cant refuse

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose

You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

 

How does it feel

How does it feel

To be on your own

With no direction home

Like a complete unknown

Like a rolling stone?

 

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