"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Well I, see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Yes I, see you got your
Brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Well, you must tell me, baby how your
Head feels under somethin’ like that
Under your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well you, look so pretty in it
Honey, can I jump on it sometime?
Yes, I just wanna see
If it’s really that expensive kind
You know it balances on your head just like a
Mattress balances on a bottle of wine
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well if you, wanna see the sun rise
Honey, I know where
We’ll go out and see it sometime
We’ll both just sit there and stare
Me with my belt wrapped around my head
And you just sittin’ there
In your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well, I asked the doctor if I could see you
It’s bad for your health, he said
Yes, I disobeyed his orders
I came to see you but I found him there instead
You know, I don’t mind him cheatin’ on me, but I
Sure wish he’d take that off his head
Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

Well I, see you got a new boyfriend
You know, I never seen him before
Well, I saw you makin’ love with him
He forgot to close the garage door
You might think he loves you for your money, but
I know what he really loves you for
It’s your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat


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"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" as written by Dylan Bob Bob Dylan

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    General Comment"It's just about a hat, man." - Bob Dylan.
    shiznaz_kurtazon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin this song the greatest poet on earth is using all of his poetic abilities to make fun of some chicks hat... that wood be like the US using its entire nuclear arsenal on a dude a donkey... by far the most freakin hilarious thing ive ever heard
    :)4thecameraon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBob Dylan was not a topical song writer. People like to read into his songs and poetry like its cryptic. ITs not a code you have to crack! Recognize it for it's poetic value and what it means to you, but do not try to force his songs into meaning something that you think it means.
    HandfulofDuston December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is just such an unfriendly song. I believe it is about Edie, and whether it is or not, it's still offensive. Dylan is such a coldhearted bastard.
    whatadragon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike A Rolling Stone isnt about Edie, they didn't meet until 1966 after Highway 61 had been written and released. [check out wikipedia!]
    dan105on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNico said this song is about Edie, and it makes some sense.

    Edie used to wear a lot of leopard clothes, also a leopard hat, you can search it and you will find it, I think is from the Ciao Manhattan footage. And who else would wear a leopard skin-pill-box hat if is not Edie?

    Bobby talks about her money,

    Yes, I just wanna see
    If it's really that expensive kind

    You might think he loves you for your money

    Edie came from a rich family, and was a socialite but she lost all her money with clothes, drugs, and all kind of expensive stuff.

    Well, I asked the doctor if I could see you
    ...
    You know, I don't mind him cheatin' on me
    But I sure wish he'd take that off his head
    Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

    I think there he's talking bout Warhol, it's well known that Bob didn't like Andy, cause he thought he ruined people lives. Lot of people says Andy ruined pretty girls lives just cause he was jealous. So maybe he's making a reference or something like that. Or just telling Edie to be careful.

    Well, I see you got a new boyfriend
    You know, I never seen him before

    He's being ironical. Sure he has seen her new boyfriend, Bob Neuwirth, friend and the left hand of Dylan. Edie and Neurwith had a short-kind-of-relationship, so he's talking about him.

    Well, I saw him
    Makin' love to you
    You forgot to close the garage door

    Here maybe he's talking about Chelsea Hotel. It wouldn't be too strange to see them making love in one of those 'garage' rooms.
    It seems he doesn't care but to be honest if he doesn't care about her he wouldn't have write the song.

    So I think it's pretty clear.
    I hope it'll be helpful.
    bowiereedthingon December 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have a type my father made of bob dylans best that has this song on it. I think its been over looked because while people are off being proud of themselves just for knowing axel rose didn't write "knocking on heavens door" I'm singing this, some of dlans best work has been forgotten over the years and its just sad.
    queenjaneon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have read that this song is about actress Edie Sedgwick (as is 'Like A Rolling Stone)
    JeffKaos71on November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha. great quote.
    Fypaston March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBob Dylan is most definitely not an idiot, and thus he is not going to tell you what he is writing about. shiznaz_kurtaz, maybe next tuesday night you should watch "Don't Look Back", he tells reporters all sorts of fake truths; and the truth is the song is about a hat . . .
    bobdylaniscoolon January 22, 2006   Link

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