"My Back Pages" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin' high and mighty traps
Countless with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
We'll meet on edges, soon, said I
Proud 'neath heated brow

Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now
Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
Rip down all hate, I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I'd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
Sisters fled by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now

Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now

My guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now


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"My Back Pages" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentThis is my favorite byrds song, if you like a lot of classic rock bands, but have never heard of them, give them a try.
    phatpat1677on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI forgot to say, like some other Byrds songs i think this is a dylan song
    phatpat1677on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was featured on Cold Case Season 4 Episode 10 "Forever Blue".
    IamSootyon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDo you think that "Good and bad, I define these terms...but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" is a renunciation of postmodernism?
    heruvaltiron January 11, 2009   Link

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