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Bob Dylan — Slow Train
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Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions,
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring
down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon?
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

I had a woman down in Alabama,
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic,
She said, "Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out,
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic."
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

All that foreign oil controlling American soil,
Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed.
Sheiks walkin' around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings,
Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Man's ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more,
You can't rely no more to be standin' around waitin'
In the home of the brave, Jefferson turnin' over in his grave,
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters,
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency,
All non-believers and men stealers talkin' in the name of religion
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it.
They say lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions,
They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to
live it. There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin' boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin' I could do to stop it,
I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets,
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.
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whatever your thoughts on bob\'s born again phase, this is one powerful song, with a killer arrangement on the studio album....which brings to mind the question - why this version? Everything about this one screams \"ordinary\".
Originally Posted by KevinM: An old adage I live by "If it's Dylan, it must suck". (also applies to: Janice Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Stairway to Heaven)
Here's a new one: "If its KevinM, it must not have very good tastes in music" :p
I was fortunate to see the Dylan and Dead show in Anaheim. The stadium was still enclosed then (as the carpetbagger Rams were tennants at the time) so the sound was kinda muddled. I never thought the CD did the show justice but the Dead has just released a DVD of their portion of the shows (there and in Oakland) and I now understand my disappointment. How the Dylan and the Dead CD got released in it\'s final form escapes me. Two great forces of music, one mediocre album.
What a great combination. I can\'t think of a much better collaboration than Mr. Dylan with my beloved Dead. :cool: :cool: :cool:
This series of tracks makes me feel I\'ve been called to morning prayers. :cry: Please make it stop.
An old adage I live by \"If it\'s Dylan, it must suck\". (also applies to: Janice Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Stairway to Heaven)
Sounds great with the Dead. Though Brent Mydland\'s vocals have never inspired me much.