"For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness."
It’s so interesting just how different a song seems depending on what’s going on in your life when you hear it.
The last time I heard this song, I hadn’t been broken up with yet. It was a happy song then; a song of progression and growth. A song about a man learning who he really is, and where that means he wants to spend his time. Now it seems as though it’s explaining all the different feelings and thoughts we encounter during and after a hard breakup. As if it gives a voice to all those emotions, those forces, thrusting themselves against the walls of your heart, like a prison cell, trying whatever they can to break free and to make themselves heard.
As always, Dylan finds a way to voice the feelings so many of us cannot seem to.
Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind
"The last time I went to London I stayed at John Lennon’s house. You should see all the stuff that Lennon bought: Big cars and a stuffed gorilla and thousands of things in every room in his house, cost a fortune. When I got back home I wondered what it would be like to have all those material things. I figured I had the money and I could do it, and I wondered if it would feel like anything real. So I bought all this stuff and filled my house with it and sat around in the middle of it all. And I felt nothing. It didn’t do anything for me. It wasnt real, part of life.
Just a trap. I don’t put down Lennon for it, that’s his thing. but I know that material stuff is just a trap
Bob Dylan, PAGE 274 of DYLAN: An intimate biography by Anthony Scaduto (via effyeahbobdylan)
"And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark."