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Hauf
06-18-2006, 03:05 PM
Post lyrics by Bobby D, of his most awkwardly phrased or things that just seem as if they make absolutley no sense whats-so-ever.

Post the song name and the lyrics.

Song- Ballad of a Thin Man

Lyrics-

"Now you see this one-eyed midget
Shouting the word "NOW"
And you say, "For what reason?"
And he says, "How?"
And you say, "What does this mean?"
And he screams back, "You're a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home""


EDIT- I don't believe "seemingless" is even a word, sounded like the thing to use in the title though.

MidnightHours
06-18-2006, 03:12 PM
I think the word for that is inane.

For the lyrics that the thread starter posted. If you think about it long enough you can begin to make sense out of it in one way or another.

livefortoday
06-18-2006, 03:16 PM
interesting topic dude

kinda weird lyric but i think it makes sense... except for the midget asking "how". It's like the midget doesn't have much, and you do, so he wants something from you.

allchavsrgay
06-18-2006, 03:17 PM
You either have some serious tallents that no-one can see or ur insane!!!! I like it!!!!

Hauf
06-18-2006, 04:33 PM
Yeh, I'm sure that the lyrics I posted have some hidden meaning. It's just an awkward way to hide a message. I love the lyrics, I'm not just saying they are awkwardly phrased.

Post more of his writings that have goofy lyrics. :)

self-made_page
06-18-2006, 04:34 PM
Well, ask me why I'm drunk all the time,
It levels my head and eases my mind.
I just walk along and stroll and sing,
I see better days and I do better things.
I catch dinosaurs
I make love to Elizabeth Taylor
Catch hell from Richard Burton!

Talking World War III Blues

Well, she talks to all the servants
About man and God and law.
Everybody says
She's the brains behind pa.
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four.
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.

Maggie's Farm

Jesse Mrau
06-18-2006, 05:11 PM
I Shall Be Free No.10:

I'm just average, common too
I'm just like him, the same as you
I'm everybody's brother and son
I ain't different from anyone
It ain't no use a-talking to me
It's just the same as talking to you.

I was shadow-boxing earlier in the day
I figured I was ready for Cassius Clay
I said "Fee, fie, fo, fum, Cassius Clay, here I come
26, 27, 28, 29, I'm gonna make your face look just like mine
Five, four, three, two, one, Cassius Clay you'd better run
99, 100, 101, 102, your ma won't even recognize you
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, gonna knock him clean right out of his spleen."

Well, I don't know, but I've been told
The streets in heaven are lined with gold
I ask you how things could get much worse
If the Russians happen to get up there first.
Wowee! Pretty scary!

Now, I'm liberal, but to a degree
I want ev'rybody to be free
But if you think that I'll let Barry Goldwater
Move in next door and marry my daughter
You must think I'm crazy!
I wouldn't let him do it for all the farms in Cuba.

Well, I set my monkey on the log
And ordered him to do the Dog
He wagged his tail and shook his head
And he went and did the Cat instead
He's a weird monkey, very funky.

I sat with my high-heeled sneakers on
Waiting to play tennis in the noonday sun
I had my white shorts rolled up past my waist
And my wig-hat was falling in my face
But they wouldn't let me on the tennis court.

I gotta woman, she's so mean
She sticks my boots in the washing machine
Sticks me with buckshot when I'm nude
Puts bubblegum in my food
She's funny, wants my money, calls me "honey."

Now I gotta friend who spends his life
Stabbing my picture with a bowie-knife
Dreams of strangling me with a scarf
When my name comes up he pretends to barf.
I've got a million friends!

Now they asked me to read a poem
At the sorority sister's home
I got knocked down and my head was swimmin'
I wound up with the Dean of Women
Yippee! I'm a poet, and I know it.
Hope I don't blow it.

I'm gonna grow my hair down to my feet so strange
So I look like a walking mountain range
And I'm gonna ride into Omaha on a horse
Out to the country club and the golf course.
Carry the New York Times, shoot a few holes, blow their minds.

Now you're probably wondering by now
Just what this song is all about
What's probably got you baffled more
Is what this thing here is for.
It's nothing
It's something I learned over in England.

I love this song, it's hilarious.

Hauf
06-18-2006, 05:13 PM
lol yeh, I love I shall be free no. 10

And as for the talking world was III blues one, "I catch dinosaurs" is just a funny line.

TheHeartbreaker
06-18-2006, 07:15 PM
My favorite Dylan line...

"The sun's not yellow, it's chicken."

Jesse Mrau
06-18-2006, 07:19 PM
^Tombstone Blues....great stuff!

TheHeartbreaker
06-18-2006, 07:20 PM
^^:cheers:

RunRabbitRun
06-18-2006, 07:34 PM
in that song "ballad of a thin man" it always sounded to me like he laughs but i never much liked that song i love bob dylans other stuff but that song was pretty irratating

Hauf
06-18-2006, 08:17 PM
Hmm, I think Ballad of a Thin Man is an amazing song. Odd to follow at times, but a cool song.

"The suns not yellow, it's chicken" I have no clue where he was going with that lyric. Assuming he was even going somewhere with it. :bounce:

dionysus85
06-18-2006, 08:28 PM
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line.
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine.
An' I said, "Oh, I didn't know that,
But then again, there's only one I've met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
An' punched my cigarette."
Oh, Mama, can this really be the end,
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again.

TheHeartbreaker
06-19-2006, 02:45 PM
^^I love that song.

Just out of curiosity, anybody else read/reading "Dylan's Vision of Sin"?

Neon Knight
06-19-2006, 08:08 PM
Ballad of a Thin Man: I am under the impression that its about a penis

Hauf
06-19-2006, 08:10 PM
^^

I'm pretty sure you are incredibly wrong

Neon Knight
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
^^

I'm pretty sure you are incredibly wrong

its called a joke brudda.

deadhead313313
06-19-2006, 08:18 PM
Well, I woke up in the morning
There's frogs inside my socks
Your mama, she's a-hidin'
Inside the icebox
Your daddy walks in wearin'
A Napoleon Bonaparte mask
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, do you have to ask?

Well, I go to pet your monkey
I get a face full of claws
I ask who's in the fireplace
And you tell me Santa Claus
The milkman comes in
He's wearing a derby hat
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, how come you have to ask me that?

-On the Road Again

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row

Cinderella, she seems so easy
"It takes one to know one," she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he's moaning
"You Belong to Me I Believe"
And someone says," You're in the wrong place, my friend
You better leave"
And the only sound that's left
After the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweeping up
On Desolation Row

-Desolation Row

societies_worm
06-20-2006, 11:38 AM
"The suns not yellow, it's chicken" I have no clue where he was going with that lyric. Assuming he was even going somewhere with it. :bounce:


hopefully this helps, but i think that its like the sun isnt yellow like we think its more like a chicken, by chicken he is refering to a coward, because if you think about it, why is the sun letting the moon take its place, the sun should stay in sight forever instead of hiding. so like whenever the sun is in hiding, it is like a coward, whenever clouds cover it , or when the moon takes its place, i think dylan was just trying to show what we all see the sun as yellow and maybe we should just look at it different once in a while. well thats what i think, hopefully it helps.

RunRabbitRun
06-20-2006, 12:01 PM
great explantion, sounded like you put some though behind that. you get the large balls award (0)0) thats the best i can do for a picture of a nut sack, anyway GOOD JOB...seriously

Burpin'Worm
06-20-2006, 12:46 PM
Song- Ballad of a Thin Man

Lyrics-

"Now you see this one-eyed midget
Shouting the word "NOW"
And you say, "For what reason?"
And he says, "How?"
And you say, "What does this mean?"
And he screams back, "You're a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home""

I've been wondering for a while what the hell that's about. Great song though.

Hauf
06-20-2006, 02:18 PM
hopefully this helps, but i think that its like the sun isnt yellow like we think its more like a chicken, by chicken he is refering to a coward, because if you think about it, why is the sun letting the moon take its place, the sun should stay in sight forever instead of hiding. so like whenever the sun is in hiding, it is like a coward, whenever clouds cover it , or when the moon takes its place, i think dylan was just trying to show what we all see the sun as yellow and maybe we should just look at it different once in a while. well thats what i think, hopefully it helps.


Hah, good point. Never thought about it like that. Interesting.

bajeda
06-20-2006, 11:39 PM
I think the word for that is inane.

For the lyrics that the thread starter posted. If you think about it long enough you can begin to make sense out of it in one way or another.

you can do that for almost any song though, besides "Whats the Dealio" by Mest, and other incredibly idiot songs with lyrics that absolutely make no sense.


Bob Dylan has some pretty good lyrics. He also has some that are inane and nonsensical enough that I can't be bothered to pay attention to them.

joshsirjoshules
06-21-2006, 12:50 AM
I don't know, for some reason his lyrics have always made sense to me. I immediately got what he meant in "Tombstone Blues" when he said, "The sun's not yellow, it's chicken." I will say that Highway 61 Revisited is my favorite album at the moment. "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" is great. Actually that whole album syncs up perfectly for my routine at school.

bajeda
06-21-2006, 01:33 AM
hopefully this helps, but i think that its like the sun isnt yellow like we think its more like a chicken, by chicken he is refering to a coward, because if you think about it, why is the sun letting the moon take its place, the sun should stay in sight forever instead of hiding. so like whenever the sun is in hiding, it is like a coward, whenever clouds cover it , or when the moon takes its place, i think dylan was just trying to show what we all see the sun as yellow and maybe we should just look at it different once in a while. well thats what i think, hopefully it helps.

One problem with that is that "Yellow" is also a synonym for cowardice, so it complicates things a little. Anyways, I think its not always worth the time to get really into analyzing lyrics bit by bit, like many Tool fans seem to enjoy. Its just nice to listen to the song as a whole and take what you can from all its pieces, including lyrics. Nice interpretation though, :cheers:

groll01
06-21-2006, 03:03 AM
its called a joke brudda.

Jokes are funny

Rhinosaur Bones
06-21-2006, 07:48 AM
I Shall Be Free No.10:
...


I thought of that exact same song as soon as I read the thread title. It's a funny song...but I cringe listening to it, the lyrics are so ridiculous. A lot of that album is fairly inane-sounding.