“Fixin’ to Die” by Bob Dylan
Well, I don’t mind dying
But I hate to leave my children crying
“One More Cup of Coffee” by Bob Dylan
The more I listen to this album, the more I am mesmerized by the violin and by the vocals of Emmylou Harris. The entire album is a prime example of how, when taken individually, the songs seem random and not necessarily among Dylan’s strongest, but when taken together, they form a more cohesive set of stories, more concretely linked by their musical similarities. Accomplishing something like this takes more than just songwriting skill or musical talent: it takes vision.
Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself.
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf.
“A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” by Bob Dylan
It’s been a few days since I posted on here, causing some to ask “where have you been, my blue-eyed son?” Well, the answer to that is neither as interesting nor as exciting as the varied answers given by this song’s hero. Let’s just say that, like Dylan’s hero, there’s been a lot going on (or rather a lot that I’m trying to get done - mostly school-related stuff because of the change of marking periods) and, also like Dylan’s hero, I am persevering in the month of hard rains.
Ok, so I’m being overly dramatic. But isn’t that what the internet is for?