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Bob Dylan — The Levee's Gonna Break
Album: Modern Times
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:35
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If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
Everybody saying this is a day only the Lord could make

Well, I worked on the levee, Mama, both night and day
I worked on the levee, Mama, both night and day
I got to the river and I threw my clothes away

I paid my time and now I'm as good as new
I paid my time and now I'm as good as new
They can't take me back unless I want 'em to

If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
Some of these people gonna strip you of all they can take

I can't stop here I ain't ready to unload
I can't stop here I ain't ready to unload
Riches and salvation can be waiting behind the next bend in the road

I picked you up from the gutter and this is the thanks I get
I picked you up from the gutter and this is the thanks I get
You say you want me to quit ya, I told ya, ''"No, not just yet."''

Well, I look in your eyes, I see nobody other than me
I look in your eyes, I see nobody other than me
I see all that I am and all I hope to be

If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
Some of these people don't know which road to take

When I'm with you, I forget I was ever blue
When I'm with you, I forget I was ever blue
Without you there's no meaning in anything I do

Some people on the road carryin' everything that they own
Some people on the road carryin' everything they own
Some people got barely enough skin to cover their bones

Put on your cat clothes, mama, put on your evening dress
Put on your cat clothes, mama, put on your evening dress
Few more years of hard work, then there'll be a 1,000 years of happiness

If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
I tried to get you to love me, but I won't repeat that mistake

If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
Plenty of cheap stuff out there and still around that you take

I woke up this morning, butter and eggs in my bed
I woke up this morning, butter and eggs in my bed
I ain't got enough room to even raise my head

Come back, baby, say we never more will part
Come back, baby, say we never more will part
Don't be a stranger with no brain or heart

If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
If it keep on rainin', the levee gonna break
Some people still sleepin', some people are wide awake
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\"I could keep trying to get you to love me but I won\'t repeat that mistake.\"
Ha! reading these boards is a hoot. Dylan, coolest person ever, still has people arguing about his music 45 years after his first album. You know he's gotta love that!! Were that we all could affect society for this long a period. Keep goin', Bob. Great summer tour, can't wait for the fall schedule!!!
karljonasson wrote:
Holy cow! This is from last year! I thought Dylan was dead years ago.
:eek:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
maxmox wrote:
Precisely why its so good. Doesn't fit any bourgeois idea of correctness. Get it ? Of course you don't..........
Let me see, it is so bad that it is good. Whatever you say there, sparky. :doh:
Dylan's appearing behind the Orange Curtain tonight and I can't be there!!! :cry:
Mute!
maxmox wrote:
Precisely why its so good. Doesn't fit any bourgeois idea of correctness. Get it ? Of course you don't..........
:yes: :clap: So good. Thanks for that one.
Essbee wrote:
Are people delusional? Dylan's voice has sounded awful for YEARS and it just gets worse and worse! Talk about OVERrated! Good grief!
Precisely why its so good. Doesn't fit any bourgeois idea of correctness. Get it ? Of course you don't..........
:zip-lip: :yawn: :beat: :headache: :grumpy: :drunk: :lol: :lol: :lol:
oldviolin wrote:
This ol' world seems to be suspended between haters and anticipators.
How about those who do, those who watch them, and those who wonder what the f*** just happened.....
BOBBY D is a trend setter like Elvis,thats style if you have any in your bones.oldviolin wrote:
This ol' world seems to be suspended between haters and anticipators.
This ol' world seems to be suspended between haters and anticipators.
This is pretty nasty and like Tony Blair, Bob has gone far too long. Time to retire Bob!
This is pretty nasty and like Tony Blair - Bob has gone on fo too long. Time to retire Bob! :naughty:
AlienRelic wrote:
Sad.
strongly disagree
Sad.
Moak wrote:
No, you couldn't tell what my point was after clicking those three links?? Come on....really?
No, you couldn't read past the first sentence of my reply?? really??
sirrus wrote:
And your point is?
No, you couldn't tell what my point was after clicking those three links?? Come on....really?
Moak wrote: And your point is? All I was showcasing was a nice counterpoint about Dylan's inane and arrogant comments regarding "albums of the past 20 years". I don't remember arguing that some critics aren't overly orgasmic about this album. I do like the humor of the Academy where they gave Dylan an award for "Vocal Performance". Those guys crack me up...
sirrus wrote:
After listening to this, I enjoyed reading this: (click here)
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After listening to this, I enjoyed reading this: (click here)
Old and busted. :wall: :puke:
tiggers wrote:
That is not singing!!
Not sure if it's Dylan or Marge Simpson! :eh:
this song needs a Hendrix re-interpretation... Unfortunately that's not going to happen anytime soon.
Essbee wrote:
If he keep on "singin'," his voicebox gonna break.
That is not singing!!
... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding!... ding! :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat:
If he keep on "singin'," his voicebox gonna break.
Are people delusional? Dylan's voice has sounded awful for YEARS and it just gets worse and worse! Talk about OVERrated! Good grief!
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
He just isn't what he used to be eh?
No, he's just older and wiser and rockin' as strongly as ever! Go Bob! :guitarist:
messydiner wrote:
Bob Dylan is dead - this is his zombie doing a pale imitation of the real thing... If you listen close, I swear he says "Eat Brains!" at one point.
vandal wrote:
"If it keep rainin' levee gonna eat braaaaaaaiiiiiiinssss. . . "
:lol: Thanks a lot. I was on the fence, but ya done ruined it for me.
He just isn't what he used to be eh? Still one of my most favorite artists of all time.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
It is an irrefutable truth that whatever follows the word 'sorry', as in "Sorry, but Bob Dylan just can't sing" is likely to be conceited and condescending. Sorry, but you see I know, and you don't.
Yeah, exactly! You've managed to put into words the reason I get exasperated every time time I come over here to Kritics' Korner.
I never listened to Dylan cause I was stuck on his voice - just didn't get it. Saw him in person for the 1st time in 2006 & have been listening to Modern Times. The band is great & the overall sound/beat is fine (has a old-style rockabilly dance hall beat). Not the best on the album but fine, not sucky. Just enjoy for what it is.
boober wrote:
Sorry Zimmy....it does suck! :snooty:
It is an irrefutable truth that whatever follows the word 'sorry', as in "Sorry, but Bob Dylan just can't sing" is likely to be conceited and condescending. Sorry, but you see I know, and you don't.
Sounds like Dylan to me...it was a 6 in 1970 and it still is.
sounds a lot like "honest with me" from love and theft ..or one of those songs.
Sorry Zimmy....it does suck! :snooty:
I wish the levee would break and wash this :puke: of a song away Everyone together! Heave!!!! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
JJ Cale must be getting tierd of having his groove ripped off.
:puke:
Y'all think or read to much between the lines, I don't know which. this is a great tune.
"If it keep on rainin' levee gonna eat braaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinsssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. . . "
Like a two-fold song, and so real... :chillpill:
Catchy; I like it. And I don't like a lot of Dylan. Gave it a seven.
This is one of the saddest things I've ever heard. Lo, how the mighty have fallen.
I like this song but jeezoo peet can you play another song of the album...I feel like I am listenting to pop radio that replays the same song every hour.
I like Bob Dylan. In fact, I've given him the cherished "10" for "Like a Rolling Stone," but this just doesn't get it.
messydiner wrote:
Bob Dylan is dead - this is his zombie doing a pale imitation of the real thing... If you listen close, I swear he says "Eat Brains!" at one point.
"If it keep rainin' levee gonna eat braaaaaaaiiiiiiinssss. . . "
siloco wrote:
Ah, the modern Zimmy, ever the acquired taste. Modern visionary or braying donkey, take your pick. I'm not quite sure which yet. Listeners used to the "Basement Tapes" or "Bringing It All Back Home" might never get used the way his voice sounds these days. The musicianship is fine. It's his singing voice that I can't get used to. For the time being, I'll stick with the live version of "Isis," thanks very much.
:clap: :yes: Nice standup bass
Getting bored of this. The song is enough repetitive itself and it doesn't help either to play it so often.
Meh...Decent. I do like the Zep version better, however.
HEY, THANKS RP! ...for gettin' me warmed up for the Dylan concert at the "John" in London tonight.
messydiner wrote:
Bob Dylan is dead - this is his zombie doing a pale imitation of the real thing... If you listen close, I swear he says "Eat Brains!" at one point.
:lol:
Like the song but it does get a lot of airplay
freeone1 wrote:
Get to do a presentation on Mr. Z for one of my senior seminar classes. How he was tied to the "beat generation". Any of you beatniks out there have any nuggets of wisdom you think I should be including?...stories, favorite songs, ect.? Would appreciate the help from someone of that generation! Thanks! :wave:
Watch "No Direction Home" and you'll see that he didn't want to be a part of that, or folk. He grew tired of a lot of that crowd, wanting to do his own thing. Which is what made him a trailblazer and not Joan Baez or The Kingston Trio or Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Bob Dylan is dead - this is his zombie doing a pale imitation of the real thing... If you listen close, I swear he says "Eat Brains!" at one point.
kevin36 wrote:
Mental note: avoid typing after lobotomy.
:propeller: oh, I was just tryinng to imitate bob's habbit of stretching and pronouncing every last syllable at the end of every sentence. ah well …
catsoup wrote:
It is obviously Bob Dylan. That does not reduce the amount of suck it contains.
That's what happens when you eat to much catsoup. It ruins your musical ear.
Rocking-M wrote:
I rated it a 10 to get the average up. This is Bob Dylan folks.:)
It is obviously Bob Dylan. That does not reduce the amount of suck it contains.
I rated it a 10 to get the average up. This is Bob Dylan folks.:)
Verpeiler wrote:
Damneeeeeeee. I already rated this sucko-barfoeeeeee. I'm not really into Dylaneeeee but I know that he made some pretty good musiiiihiiiiiiiiic and had a big influence on so onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn … but this?? :puke:
Mental note: avoid typing after lobotomy.
Leslie wrote:
I like this but I'd like it alot more if there wasn't that monotonous guitar chord that plays after every phrase. So far I pretty much like every song I've heard from this album. Thanks for playing it Bill.
Agreed. Both counts. All three.
"Put on your cat clothes momma!" Bob the bluesman...
I hate this as much as I like it.....
Damneeeeeeee. I already rated this sucko-barfoeeeeee. I'm not really into Dylaneeeee but I know that he made some pretty good musiiiihiiiiiiiiic and had a big influence on so onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn … but this?? :puke:
freeone1 wrote:
Get to do a presentation on Mr. Z for one of my senior seminar classes. How he was tied to the "beat generation". Any of you beatniks out there have any nuggets of wisdom you think I should be including?...stories, favorite songs, ect.? Would appreciate the help from someone of that generation! Thanks! :wave:
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Get to do a presentation on Mr. Z for one of my senior seminar classes. How he was tied to the "beat generation". Any of you beatniks out there have any nuggets of wisdom you think I should be including?...stories, favorite songs, ect.? Would appreciate the help from someone of that generation! Thanks! :wave:
Ah, the modern Zimmy, ever the acquired taste. Modern visionary or braying donkey, take your pick. I'm not quite sure which yet. Listeners used to the "Basement Tapes" or "Bringing It All Back Home" might never get used the way his voice sounds these days. The musicianship is fine. It's his singing voice that I can't get used to. For the time being, I'll stick with the live version of "Isis," thanks very much.
Brillaint !!! Love the life's experience chiselled into that wise old face of his...
Thanks for the new Dylan Bill! Bob still has it! Love this song and the new album is great!
He just looks so friggin CREEPY. Man oh man! What's up with the John Waters moustache?
NutsyUK wrote:
Im sorry i really cant take Dylan... I just find him so monotonically boring. And i have yet to hear a good peace of music from the man ;/ I really cant understand why so many think hes god.
Wow, I read stupid things on the internet all the time. However, this one tops it off.
stop. please make it stop
I like this but I'd like it alot more if there wasn't that monotonous guitar chord that plays after every phrase. So far I pretty much like every song I've heard from this album. Thanks for playing it Bill.
Give me Magic Slim and James Cotton over this any day.
NutsyUK wrote:
Im sorry i really cant take Dylan... I just find him so monotonically boring. And i have yet to hear a good peace of music from the man ;/ I really cant understand why so many think hes god.
Not "God", just "godlike". :nyah:
Ah, just like Led Zeppelin, a re-take on the Memphis Minnie blues classic. Only I like this somewhat better than the Zeppelin. At least Bob acknowledges his influences. Bob, like Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, has begun to make interesting music again in his old age, kind of a better-late-than-never "comeback". This is indeed a halfway decent album; let's all stop expecting him to make Blonde On Blonde or Blood On The Tracks all over again, and appreciate it for what it is.
Im sorry i really cant take Dylan... I just find him so monotonically boring. And i have yet to hear a good peace of music from the man ;/ I really cant understand why so many think hes god.
Please stop! :stop:
What's with this stuff from Dylan. Has he gone back to a second childhood or something? I remember high school groups doing better R&B than this. :think:
Dylan after the Beatles: PERFECT!!! The men that shaped our music.
I have to say that I enjoy this new album from Bob. I find it pretty similar to Love and Theft, and that ain't bad :wink:
lixy wrote:
Guess we know who rated this a one!
That was me. I'm not a big Dylan fan to start with, and this is just boring as hell.
I'd be happy to never hear this one again.
lixy wrote:
Guess we know who rated this a one!
T'wasn't me. I love Dylan, that's why I make fun of him.
Retracted my 2 and went down to 1 since it won't end.
mojoman wrote:
mumble-mumble-mumble-EEE, mumble-mumble-mumble-RAININ', mumble-mumble-mumble-AKE!
Guess we know who rated this a one!
mumble-mumble-mumble-EEE, mumble-mumble-mumble-RAININ', mumble-mumble-mumble-AKE!