Congrats to Bob Dylan who just won the Nobel Prize!

Discussion in 'Other Music' started by nevermind, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    At last Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature! And of course he has earned this prize. When others sang Love Me Do and I Want To Hold Your Hand he wrote songs like this:

    Far between sundown’s finish an’ midnight’s broken toll
    We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
    As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
    Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
    Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
    Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
    An’ for each an’ ev’ry underdog soldier in the night
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

    In the city’s melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
    With faces hidden while the walls were tightening
    As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin’ rain
    Dissolved into the bells of the lightning
    Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
    Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an’ forsaked
    Tolling for the outcast, burnin’ constantly at stake
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

    Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
    The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
    That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
    Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
    Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
    Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
    An’ the unpawned painter behind beyond his rightful time
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

    Through the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
    For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
    Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
    All down in taken-for-granted situations
    Tolling for the deaf an’ blind, tolling for the mute
    Tolling for the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
    For the misdemeanor outlaw, chased an’ cheated by pursuit
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

    Even though a cloud’s white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
    An’ the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
    Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
    Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
    Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
    For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
    An’ for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

    Starry-eyed an’ laughing as I recall when we were caught
    Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
    As we listened one last time an’ we watched with one last look
    Spellbound an’ swallowed ’til the tolling ended
    Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
    For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an’ worse
    An’ for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
    An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
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  2. carmel59

    carmel59 Well-Known Grayhead

    I'm glad you posted that. When I heard the news, I felt proud. Something pure and good in the news.
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  3. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    Truth, Carmel59! Same for me! Such news are a rare thing these days!

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  4. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    At last. So glad this happened.
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  5. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

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  6. chris johnson

    chris johnson Active Grayhead

    I was so happy to hear about his long-deserved award. I made it through the 60's listening to Bob. Now I get the same satisfaction with Davids music. Both their lyrics are so right and perfect for the time now and in the future. I know that David did a cover of "Ramona" on his album Thousand miles... of covers, saying how much he loved the song. I love it too.
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  7. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    Regarding the news on the Nobel Prize for Dylan, I think we should be glad that he's great artist. It's a bit too much to expect that he is also a humble person :)


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