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  •  I love Springsteen, and I love thunder road.. (3+ / 0-)

    I used to put it on when the first good day of spring would come and I had the kids in the car.  I would wait for the moment and drop all 4 windows at the appropriate time.  My young children loved that.  When they were teenagers, it still worked.

    But Dylan has written more that 100 songs that are better poetry than that.

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    •  'Tangled up in Blue' is one of Dylan's favorites - (2+ / 0-)
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      Monsieur Georges, RiveroftheWest

      you can tell by how many times he's tinkered with it, changing words and tone.

      He wrote Blood on the Tracks after a few years of learning to paint, and rethinking his approach to songwriting. He said it was the first time he'd learned to do consciously what he'd done by accident in the mid-'60s.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat May 25, 2013 at 08:55:54 PM PDT

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