"Bob Dylan's Blues" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
Well, the Lone Ranger and Tonto
They are ridin' down the line
Fixin' everybody's troubles
Everybody's except mine
Someone musta told them that I was doin' fine

Oh, you five-and-ten cent women
With nothin' in your heads
I got a real gal I'm lovin'
Lord, I'll love her till I'm dead
Go away from my door and my window, too
Right now

Lord, I ain't goin' down to no race track
See no sports car run
I don't have no sports car
And I don't even care to have one
I can walk anytime around the block

Well, the wind keeps a-blowin' me
Up and down the street
With my hat in my hand
And my boots on my feet
Watch out so you don't step on me

Well, lookit here buddy
You want to be like me?
Pull out your six-shooter
And rob every bank you can see
Tell the judge I said it was all right
Yes


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"Bob Dylan's Blues" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentthis was from his second album. his first was commercially unsuccessful so i'm pretty sure misanthrope's meaning is incorrect. i think it is just about his trouble being himself. he wants to lead a simple and worryfree life but he can't because others won't let him or don't accept it? not sure :)
    jasssson March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think jassss and misanthrope62 are both correct. The last verse seems to imply that he's a nobody, but not in a negative way. But the rest of the song seems to be about being himself amidst a society that doesn't value the same things. Just my two cents
    Kingfish79on June 02, 2012   Link
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    General Commentdylan is humurous in this song yet very satyrical. i think its a stab at the publics response to his music and practically thrusting all this responsibility onto his shoulders about speaking for a generation and whatnot.
    misanthrope61on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about freedom. Like from the point of view of someone who sees so many people tied and slaved to so many chains...when really, there aren't any laws. You are free.
    hellopeopleon June 27, 2007   Link

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