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"Like A Rolling Stone" the best ever ?

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"Like a Rolling Stone" is a GREAT song, but I don't think anyone should say it is his best. Bob Dylan has so many great songs, that I think they should say, "Wow, what a great musician and songwriter". My personal favorite is "Knockin on Heaven's Door"

~Lizzie :rockon:

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LIKE A ROLLING STONE

Bob Dylan

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

He?s 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 it?s 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 can?t 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?

Yes, definitely great song... one of so many... but remember he wrote this in 1965... not to talk about the music...

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Thank you, 55... but I have to say that most of the people here are not only nice but lovely... there´s only a few posters trying to be unpolite and believing this a struggle or something like that. I consider this site as a bunch of friends. Rock lovers friends. We love music and are nice...

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Hm... Reading this thread makes me wonder what defines a "rock" or "rock & roll" song. Having read a lot about Dylan, including his autobiography, I'm aware that he played in R&B and Rock & Roll bands before he became a folkie in the early 60s. I've always considered Highway 61 Revisited a Rock album. The song itself uses two electric guitars, electric bass, drums, piano, organ & harmonica. It has a fairly complex chord progression, which most folk songs do not. The singing is loud, angry & raucous (for 1965). So why do we call it "folk rock"? Because Dylan made some folk-sounding records for four years prior to this one? I'm just curious about what defines a Rock song. Any thoughts?

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Oh, "Spinning Wheel" is a classic... a great song!

Al Kooper used to do "Super sessions" albums with Mike Bloomfield, Steven Stills and other artists I don´t remember right now.

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