"Like Dylan in the Movies" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Lisa's kissing men like a long walk home
When the music stops
Take a tip from me, don't go through the park
When you're on your own, it's a long walk home

If they follow you
Don't look back
Like Dylan in the movies
On your own
If they follow you
It's not your money that they're after boy it's you

Pure easy listening, settle down
On the pillow soft when they've all gone home
You can concentrate on the ones you love
You can concentrate, hey, now they've gone

If they follow you
Don't look back
Like Dylan in the movies
On your own
If they follow you
It's not your money that they're after boy it's you

Yeah you're worth the trouble and you're worth the pain
And you're worth the worry, I would do the same
If we all went back to another time
I will love you over
I will love you over
I will love you

If they follow you
Don't look back
Like Dylan in the movies
On your own
If they follow you
Tenderly you turn the light on in your room

If they follow you
Don't look back
Like Dylan in the movies
On your own
If they follow you


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"Like Dylan in the Movies" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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  • +8
    General CommentI think the Dylan thing is just a clever thing to say. The song is about looking out for rapists in the park when you're walking home alone.

    Although, come to think of it, the Dylan movie is heavy on scenes depicting Bob Dylan surrounded by (and fighting with/fighting off) adoring fans. It's not his money they want, it's a piece of him they're after. So maybe there's some meaning there after all.
    Kyomaraon March 01, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentApparently, this song was written after a bout of paranoia suffered by Stuart Murdoch when walking through Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
    Uber_Geekon July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI have a feeling the last two lines means that you have to accept the fact that people adulate you, and that there is nothing you can do about it but slowly disappear by "tenderly you turn the light out in your room".

    However, like all B&S songs, the hell do I know...
    ThePorcupineon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect this song is fantastic - Your worth the trouble your worth the pain - B & S have all the hooks all the looks - everybody else just stop now.
    Railway Boyon May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favourite b&s songs. I love the way the music stops after the second line.
    explodemyhearton January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Don't Look Back" wasn't made by Bob Dylan, it was made by D.A. Pennbaker ABOUT Dylan. big difference.
    evanreyeson May 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a great song
    why only 6 comments?:s
    barton December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst Belle & Sebastian song I ever listened to. now i'm a hardcore fan.
    iwishiwason February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwait someone explain the dylan thing.
    hab204on February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love "Don't Look Back"
    I watch it several times a week!

    I like B&S too though.
    Don't know many of their songs though;
    But I love how they talk about Bob in this one, and The Velvet Underground in Expectations.
    I love them both!
    S0LIPSISTon June 13, 2008   Link

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