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Bob Dylan releases first original music in nearly a decade

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They mutilated his body and they took out his brain/What more could they do? They piled on the pain

But his soul was not there where it was supposed to be at/For the last fifty years they've been searchin' for that

You can listen to it on YouTube, find the lyrics online.

You think Bob Dylan's anything less than a genius, you listen to this.

This is an evocation of an era in seventeen minutes.

I said the soul of a nation been torn away/And it's beginning to go into a slow decay

And that it's thirty-six hours past Judgment Day

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I haven't listen yet and was surprised by the topic.

17 minutes must be his longest song.

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zichi - 23 seconds longer than Highlands on the Time Out of Mind album (I just checked). Highlands is a good song, but it does contain weird digressions about arty waitresses and hardboiled eggs. This is a much better way to spend seventeen minutes.

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Yes Highlands 16:32

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Downloaded it in a heartbeat. 17 minutes later, and the tears are rolling.

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Who cares about Bob Dylan in these uncertain times?What people would like to hear is for these singers and celebrities to donate,donate, and donate towards a Coronavirus fund or charity. Remember that these people have MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in their bank accounts. It is all about greed and fame. Please retire Mr Dylan. You inspire only a few people.

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Somber tune one of my high school bandmates has been with BD since '89 longer than any other musician a lifetime gig. They're supposed to tour US in June but it may be cancelled.

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‘my high school bandmates’

Tony lives in my area and has played at my venue. He is a nice guy. He loved my wife’s ramen we serve there.

Dylan’s tune is a stark tune for stark times. A funeral dirge for a lost America.

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Please retire Mr Dylan. You inspire only a few people.

Agree. He's just another liberal celebrity living behind a wall with security and flying in a private jet telling all of us how we should live our lives and how miserable we should feel.

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Reese, Bob Dylan hasn't told anyone how to live since 1980.

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The first four lines of this "poetry" are so cringeworthy I immediately stopped listening.

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The first four lines of this "poetry" are so cringeworthy I immediately stopped listening.

Ditto. It sounds like the dirge of a dotage. I am a huge fan up to "Blonde on Blonde" after which my enthusiasm gradually declined. The painful truth is that apart from a few individual tracks "His Bobness" jumped the shark decades ago. Quoting from "Shakespeare" (Sir Henry Neville?) with "Murder Most Foul" may be a worrying sign that the Nobel has gone to Bob's head. Sic transit gloria.

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Ok boomer

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Ok boomer

You're welcome, son!

Joseph Joubert (a long-dead French "boomer") nailed it:

"Ask the young. They know everything".

In the same spirit, "Boomer" Bob also once famously sang: "Oh, I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." So true: today I'm now hipper than the kids I know.

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@inkjet nice - we met when he was 15 I was 18 played in El Camino stage band and little combos in S. Calif. I hope your guys being outside of major city are safer than us in Tokyo we a locked down at home.

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