Here are some of my “Bob Lists”
A. My top 80 Dylan songs.
(He’s written who knows how many, but its upwards of 1000.
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
3. All Thing the Watchtower
4. Forever Young
5. Every Grain of Sand
6. Blowin’ in the Wind
7. Things have Changed
8. Lay, Lady, Lay
9. Tangled up in Blue
10. With God on Our Side
11. The Times are a Changing
12. Subterranean Homesick Blues
13. Its All Over Now, Baby Blue
14. Desolation Row
15. Tombstone Blues
16. It’s Alright Ma
17. Ballad of a Thin Man
18. Gate of Eden
19. Masters of War
20. Visions of Johanna
21. Dignity
22. Tight Connection to My Heart
23. She Belongs to Me
24. Love Minus Zero/No limit
25. Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol
26. Hard Rain
27. Not Dark Yet
28. To Make You Feel My Love
29. Only a Pawn
30. John Brown
31. High Water (for Charlie Patton)
32. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
33. Hollis Brown
34. Chimes of Freedom
35. Where Teardrops Fall
36. Man in the Long Black Coat
37. Angelina
38. Farewell Angelina
39. I’ll Remember you
40. Knockin’ on Heavens Doors
41. Mama, You been on my mind
42. I’ll be your Baby Tonight
43. Queen Jane Approximately
44. Hurricane
45. Isis
46. Brownsville Girl
47. One More Cup of Coffee
48. Absolutely Sweet Marie
49. Blind Willie McTell
50. Buckets of Rain
51. IWantYou
52. Let it Be Me
53. Oh sister
54. PoliticalWorld
55. Highway 61
56. Going, Going, Gone
57. Open the Door Homer
58. Love is Just a 4 Letter Word
59. Just Like Tom Thumb Blues
60. Sad Eyed Lady
61. Sign on the Window
62. I Forgot More
63. Restless Farwell
64. Cold Irons Bound
65. Not Dark Yet
66. Don’t think Twice
67. Jokerman
68. Man of Peace
69. Mississippi
70. Positively 4th St.
71. Shelter from the Storm
72. Shooting Star
73. Trying to Get To Heaven
74. Wheels on Fire
75. Tweeter & Monkey Man
76. To Ramona
77. Nettie Moore
78. Someday Baby
79. When The Deal Goes Down
80. The Mystic Garden
B. Suggested Songs on War.
(These are just as valid today as in 1965)
1. With God On Our Side
2. Blowin’ in the Wind
3. Senor
4. High Water (For Charlie Patton)
5. It’s Alright Ma
6. Masters of War
7. John Brown
8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
9. All Along The Watchtower
C. Favorite Quotes
“If God is on our side, he’ll stop the next war.” (With God on our Side)
“And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.” (License to Kill)
“Alright – where do you want this killing done?” (Highway 61)
“Is your money that good? Will it buy forgiveness? Do you think that it could?” (Masters of War)
“Things are breaking up out there, High water everywhere!” (High Water)
“Let’s disconnect the cables, over turn the tables. The place just don’t make sense
to me nor more.” (Senor)
“And I’ll tell it, and think it, and speak it and breath it.” (Hard Rain)
“They say prayer has the power to heal so pray for me mother. In the human heart an evil spirit can dwell. I am tryin’ to love my neighbor and do good unto others. But oh, mother, things ain’t going well.” (Ain’t Talkin”)
“May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift.” (Forever Young)“There are no keys inside the gates of Eden.” (Gates of Eden)
“But you and I have been through that, and this is not our fate, so let us not talk
falsely the hour’s getting late.” (All Along the Watchtower)
I gaze into the doorway of temptation’s angry flames. And every time I pass that
way I always hear my name.” (Every Grain of Sand)
“But if the arrow is straight and the point is slick, it can pierce through dust no
matter how thick.” (Restless Farewell)
“Strap yourself to a tree with roots – you ain’t going nowhere.” “Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the law of the jungle
and the sea are you only teachers.” (Jokerman)
“Before the sky there are no fences —“ (Mr. Tambourine Man) “The dust of rumor covers me.” (Restless Farewell)
“Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is.” (Ballad of a Thin Man)
“Ah but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” (My Back Pages)
“It’ll soon shake you windows and rattle your walls.” (Times They are a Changin’)
“Strike another match, go start anew.” (Baby Blue)
“Well its always been my nature to take chances. My right hand draws back as my left hand advances.” (Angelina)
“steal a little & they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you a king.” (What’s a Girl Like You)
“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. (Subterranean Homesick Blues)
“For he who gets hurt will be he who has stalled.” (Times They are a Changin’) “But me, I’m still on the road heading for another joint.” (Tangled Up In Blue) “The only thing I knew to do was to keep on keeping on.” (Brownsville Girl) “But to live outside the law, you must be honest.” (Absolutely Sweet Marie) “You can’t open your mind to every conceivable point of view.” (High Water) “He not busy being born is not being dying.” (It’s Alright Ma)Relationships:
“Bad luck women will stick like glue. Its one or the other or neither of the two.” (Nettie Moore)
“Love is all there is, it makes the world go ‘round, love and only love, it can’t be denied. No matter what you think about it you just won’t be able to do without it. Take a tip from one who’s tried.” (I Threw it All Away)
“But its not that way, I wasn’t born to lose you.” (I Want You)
“Kick your shoes off, do not fear, buy that bottle over here. (I’ll be your Baby To- night) “I ain’t lookin’ to block you up, shock or knock or lock you up, analyze you, categorize you, finalize you or advertise you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you.” (All I Really Want to Do)
“I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail, poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail, hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn. ‘Come in,’ she said, ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm’.” (Shelter from the Storm)
“I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear as someone who has had you on his mind?” (Momma You’ve Been On My Mind)
“Goodbye is too good a word girl.” (Don’t Think Twice)
“If your mem’ry serves you well, you’ll remember you’re the one that called on me
to call on them to get you your favors done.” (This Wheel’s on Fire)
“So many roads, so much at stake, so many dead ends, sometimes I wonder what
its going to take to find Dignity.”
“Its only other people’s games you’ve got to dodge.” (It’s All Right Ma)
“You’re right from your side, and I’m right from mine.” (One Too Many Mornings)
“Now, there’s a certain thing that I learned from my friend, Moss. A fella who always blushes and that is that ev’ryone must always flush out his house if he don’t expect to be housing flushes.”
“When you’re out there trying to heal the sick, remember you must first forgive them.” (Open the Door, Homer)
“Friends will arrive, Friends will disappear!” (Buckets of Rain) “You’d know what a drag it is to see you.” (Positively 4th Street)
“You went to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely. But you know you only used to get juiced in it.” (Like a Rolling Stone)
“”As she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon.” (Tom Thumbs Blues)
“Time is in ocean but it ends at the shore.” (Oh Sister) Tough Moments:
“I’ve just reached a place where true willow don’t bend.” (Going, Going, Gone) “Blues this morning fallin’ down like hail – Gonna leave a greasy trail.” (Nettie
“I got sidetracked in El Paso, stopped to get myself a map, went the wrong way into Juarez with Juanita on my lap. Then I went to sleep in Shreveport, woke up in Abilene wonderin’ why the hell I’m wanted at some town halfway between.” (Wanted Man)
“Bury the rag deep in your face, for now is the time for your tears.” (Hattie Carol) “Like a cork screw to my heart.” (Big Girl)
“That long black cloud is coming down.” (Knockin’ at Heaven’s Doors)
“You can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way.” (Mississippi) “don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer.” (Not Dark Yet)
“When you think you’ve lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more.” (Tryin’ to get to Heaven)
“As soon as you awake, you trained to take, what looks like the only way out.” (Political World)
“Conceit is a disease doctors got no cure.” (Disease of Conceit)

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