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Bob Dylan — Jolene
Album: Together Through Life
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5.4

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Total ratings: 127








Released: 2009
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Well you're coming down High Street walking in the sun
You make a dead man rise and holler she's the one
Jolene, Jolene
Baby I am the king and you're the queen

Well it's a long old highway that don't ever end
I got a Saturday Night Special, I'm back again
I'll sleep by your door, lay my life on the line
You probably don't know but I'm gonna make you mine

Jolene, Jolene
Baby I am the king and you is the queen

I keep my hands in my pocket, I'm movin' along
People think they know, but they're all wrong
You're something nice, I'm gonna bet my dice
I can't say I haven't paid the price

Jolene, Jolene
Baby I am the king and you is the queen

Well I found out the hard way, I've had my fill
You can't fight somebody with his back to a hill
Those big brown eyes, they set off a spark
If you hold me in your arms, things don't look so dark

Jolene, Jolene
Baby I am the king and you're the queen
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 crockydile wrote:

He...he just compared Bob Dylan to Van Gogh...{#Eek}
  Nice try Crocky. ‘Swagerring up to the cultural bar I see. It might be the most well thought observation you've made here so credit where credit's due.. ..you're off the mark though. I compared Dylan to Fine Art in general. I just happened to use a Van Gogh painting. It could have been Vermeer, Pollock or Rothko just as easily. Van Gogh worked with fire in his paint and the unease of a constantly shifting world (imho) Dylan's world is in flux too but he's not wanting off the ride, if anything he was pouring gas on the fires of change. I wouldn't have made the direct comparison you claim. Just thought I'd clarify that ..since you're just gettin started and all..

don't criticize what you can't understand ;-)
 Dalebarely wrote:
the word I would use to describe this is 'pointless'

we are subjected to it only because it's Bob Dylan.

bet you could find 5000 bar bands who would hand you a self published CD with more interesting blues tracks
 
 
Perhaps, but then all of those 5000 bar bands have been copying Zimmy since they started out - and still ain't got it down!  
 {#Lol}
the word I would use to describe this is 'pointless'

we are subjected to it only because it's Bob Dylan.

bet you could find 5000 bar bands who would hand you a self published CD with more interesting blues tracks
 
 midreaming wrote:
check out Van Gogh's painting of work boots.
 
He...he just compared Bob Dylan to Van Gogh...{#Eek}
makes me want to clear my throat, or have a cigarette... one of the two
 a_genuine_find wrote:
I am begging you please
bob dylan sucks ass
 
hahahhaahhhaaaaa  and I love Dylan  hahhhhaahhhhaaaaaa  still funny!

 midreaming wrote:
Wisdom suggests a person listen and learn.
 
Words to live by.



There are so many layers to Dylan's stuff and double the ways to appreciate it. this is proven by the fact that no one has the same explanation of what they hear in his songs. A surface view will never see the light he shines. I'll admit it's a little shadowy these days. But as long as a person flits over the surface looking for pop hooks or jingo-jango tunes they'll always be disappointed. be assured his stuff has more merit than most out there including stuff I see people giving 10's and copious deluded bananas. If a person doesn't want to look for the merit, fine. But it's a mistake to announce publically Dylan's stuff is thin. It's shallow and obvious.

only as a means of explaining how some may love this man, not directing anybody's experience -
check out Van Gogh's painting of work boots. on the surface it's not special. The color seems odd, the worn shape maybe cartoonish. It's not just of the boots that were on the floor though. The facination of the painting is in the experience of the boots, where they've been, what they've done. Pass that now and come to Van Gogh's impression of the shoes. So many layers in a simple picture. Dylan saw more of this world than most people when he was just in his 20's. He's been around the block now and seen a lot more. Wisdom suggests a person listen and learn.

I am begging you please
bob dylan sucks ass
 jnhashmi wrote:
A "2" rating. A standard blues rif I've heard a million times, with lyrics like "I am the King, and you are the Queen." What am I missing? Seriously, I'm askin'...
 

Well, lets see..you got a couple of hours?{#Wink}
A "2" rating. A standard blues rif I've heard a million times, with lyrics like "I am the King, and you are the Queen." What am I missing? Seriously, I'm askin'...
 toterola wrote:

Make it 15.

He may not be the fair-haired boy who told us "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" anymore, but he's still making fine, relevant music. Cheers! {#Cheers}
 
16

 SweTex wrote:


And he co-wrote "Brownsville girl" with Sam Shepard.
 
How about the Harrison-Dylan songs from George's "All Things Must Pass"? A full side if my memory serves me well.

Voice changes and all, still among the greatest of American songwriters and popular musicians.  His work will ride above every new sound, every fad, every technological marvel, for many years to come.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bob's voice continues to "evolve" (OK, "DEvolve").
I guess I'm one of the last 14 people in North America that still likes it.  ; )
 
Make it 15.

He may not be the fair-haired boy who told us "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" anymore, but he's still making fine, relevant music. Cheers! {#Cheers}
This reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend, when the Natural Born Killers soundtrack had come out.  We were listening to "You Belong to Me" from that soundtrack  and I mentioned that I found it interesting that Dylan was still making music, and my friend, a self-proclaimed Dylan fan, said "what, you mean this is actually Bob Dylan singing? I thought it was someone making fun of Dylan!"

Kids, Bob Dylan's voice is a perfect example of why you should never smoke!
dog praying
...please give me strength to endure this torture
and thank you for the mute button
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Bob's voice continues to "evolve" (OK, "DEvolve").
I guess I'm one of the last 14 people in North America that still likes it.  ; )
 

Sort of a Tom Waits-like growl aspect here . . .
 peekay wrote:
It was stated on RP that this album was Dylan's first foray into co-writing songs. However, on the album Desire, he also co-wrote songs ... with Jacques Levy.
 

Right you are. That totally slipped my mind.
 out_of_time_man wrote:
Just heard Bill say that this album is Dylan's first collaboration with another writer. He did collaborate with Jacques Levy on most of the songs on Desire, I'm pretty sure.
 

And he co-wrote "Brownsville girl" with Sam Shepard.
It was stated on RP that this album was Dylan's first foray into co-writing songs. However, on the album Desire, he also co-wrote songs ... with Jacques Levy.
Just heard Bill say that this album is Dylan's first collaboration with another writer. He did collaborate with Jacques Levy on most of the songs on Desire, I'm pretty sure.
Bob's voice continues to "evolve" (OK, "DEvolve").
I guess I'm one of the last 14 people in North America that still likes it.  ; )
His voice sounds even worse than usual! Which I thought would be pretty impossible.
 countyman wrote:

first! 
Nice song but,
Bob ain't Bob anymore.


 
Bob wasn't Bob when he was BOB.

first! 
Nice song but,
Bob ain't Bob anymore, live.