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Bob Dylan — Unbelievable
Album: Under The Red Sky
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's unbelievable, it's strange but true,
It's inconceivable it could happen to you.
You go north and you go south
Just like bait in the fish's mouth.
Ya must be livin' in the shadow of some kind of evil star.
It's unbelievable it would get this far.

It's undeniable what they'd have you to think,
It's indescribable it can drive you to drink.
They said it was the land of milk and honey,
now they say it's the land of money.
Who ever thought they could ever make that stick.
It's unbelievable you can get this quick.

Bridge #1:
Every head is so dignified, every moon is so sanctified,
Every urge is so satisfied as long as you're with me.
All the silver, all the gold, all the sweethearts you can hold
That don't come back with stories untold, are hanging on a tree.

It's unbelievable like a lead balloon,
It's so impossible to even learn the tune.
Kill that beast and feed that swine,
Scale that wall and smoke that vine,
Feed that horse and saddle up the drum.
It's unbelievable, the day would finally come.

Bridge #2:
Once there was a man who had no eyes,
Every lady in the land told him lies,
He stood beneath the silver skies
And his heart began to bleed.
Every brain is civilized,
Every nerve is analyzed,
Everything is criticized when you are in need.

It's unbelievable, it's fancy-free,
So interchangeable, so delightful to see.
Turn your back, wash your hands,
There's always someone who understands
It don't matter no more what you got to say
It's unbelievable it would go down this way.
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I don't understand all the Dylan hate.  It's unbelievable.
 123heyaho! wrote:
What a boring fuck.
 
I think you mean that you don't like this song....

Or maybe you do not find Mr. Dylan a source of inspiration?

or was this mornings "encounter" with your partner a bit boring? 

What a boring fuck.
I'll say this as someone who spent decades as a devoted Dylan fan: this is a terrible song on a terrible album. 
I like those shoes in the photo. 
Amazing what a difference in age makes.  Ask somebody who heard Dylan in their formative years - or a person who heard Nirvana at a similar stage.  They will most likely have very different opinions about the others' influence and worth
{#Devil_pimp}oh so zesty!
meloman wrote:
Let me quote from the entry about him on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum website, "Bob Dylan is the pre-eminent poet/lyricist and songwriter of his time. He re-energized the folk-music genre, brought a new lyrical depth to rock and roll when he went electric, and bridged the worlds of rock and country by recording in Nashville." You may find the entire entry interesting: https://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=95
Thank you. I will read on for my edification.
themotion wrote:
Ok . . . great argument there captian original. You are right, without him, popular music would be different. . . and there would still be people like you saying, 'if "so and so" hadn't become popular then blah, blah, blah . . .' Don't over analyze :silenced:; just enjoy. :good-vibes: Your ideas aren't another's.
Gee, did I use too many highfalutin words? Is that why you think I over analyzed? However, I really liked your insightful observation that my ideas aren't another's. Keep 'em comin', Tex.
underarmor wrote:
OK. I'll bite. What did Dylan do that makes him a music history legend? I'm serious. He's a bit before my time and is revered by many. But, he can't sing worth a damn. What did he bring to music that changed the landscape of music in the 20th century?
Let me quote from the entry about him on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum website, "Bob Dylan is the pre-eminent poet/lyricist and songwriter of his time. He re-energized the folk-music genre, brought a new lyrical depth to rock and roll when he went electric, and bridged the worlds of rock and country by recording in Nashville." You may find the entire entry interesting: https://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=95
meloman wrote:
Get serious. Dylan was one of the most important musical genuises of the past half a century. Without him popular music would've been completely different. So, I'll accept that you don't like his voice, many people don't, but his place as a legend in musical history is indisputable.
Ok . . . great argument there captian original. You are right, without him, popular music would be different. . . and there would still be people like you saying, 'if "so and so" hadn't become popular then blah, blah, blah . . .' Don't over analyze :silenced:; just enjoy. :good-vibes: Your ideas aren't another's.
meloman wrote:
Get serious. Dylan was one of the most important musical genuises of the past half a century. Without him popular music would've been completely different. So, I'll accept that you don't like his voice, many people don't, but his place as a legend in musical history is indisputable.
OK. I'll bite. What did Dylan do that makes him a music history legend? I'm serious. He's a bit before my time and is revered by many. But, he can't sing worth a damn. What did he bring to music that changed the landscape of music in the 20th century?
lbrc wrote:
i never said he blows, but he does suck! also, the world of 20th century music would not suffer without him. :evil:
Get serious. Dylan was one of the most important musical genuises of the past half a century. Without him popular music would've been completely different. So, I'll accept that you don't like his voice, many people don't, but his place as a legend in musical history is indisputable.
lbrc wrote:
also, the world of 20th century music would not suffer without him. :evil:
The song does kinda suck, but your statement above is nuts..
lbrc wrote:
The world of 20th century music would not suffer without him. :evil:
Um, you're joking, right?
originally posted by cliffhuxtable: anyone who thinks dylan blows big time obviously has no appreciation for 20th century music. this song kind of sucks though.
i never said he blows, but he does suck! also, the world of 20th century music would not suffer without him. :evil:edited by lbrc at 6:59 am on 8/14/2002
Anyone who thinks Dylan blows big time obviously has no appreciation for 20th century music. This song kind of sucks though.
Is that Bob Dylan actually singing a note? Was that an actual tone on a musical scale? I think he blows big time. But, I\'ll try not to hold back how I really feel... ;)
Not one of Bob\'s better tunes....