"This Wheel's On Fire" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
If your memory serves you well, we're going to meet again and wait
So I'm going to unpack all my things and sit before it gets too late
No matter what, we'll come to you with another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

Wheel's on fire
Rolling down the road
Just notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode

If your memory serves you well, I was going to confiscate your face
And wrap it up in a sailor's knot and hide it in your case
If I knew for sure that it was gone, and it was oh so hard to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

Wheel's on fire
Rolling down the road
Just notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode

If your memory serves you well, you'll remember that you're the one
That called on them to call on me to get you your favors done
And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

Wheel's on fire
Rolling down the road
Just notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode


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"This Wheel's on Fire" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentIt's a Nietzsche thing: the eternal return. The playful use of tenses, going from the present to the future to the present/conditional in a single sentence, ("You know that we shall meet again, if your memory serves you well) is an ingenious way of suggesting that the past, present, and future are all one. This is the important idea in the song; the rest merely fixes the jewel of that idea in a post-modern setting. This is one of Bob Dylan's most inspired expressions. We are, none of us, worthy of it!
    Theo Newhogetsiton November 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI Love this song, but I have no freaking idea what he's talking about!!
    EasyWind86on June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentis about revenge.
    annazoffon September 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about God. And rejecting his judgment for your own - hence free will. The first speaker tells the man how important he has been to him, how he owns his soul and will judge him on Judgment day. The man tells him to tell someone who cares - he's going to live his life his own way for all he's got. Notify my next of kin, This wheel shall explode!

    One of Dylan's best if you ask me.
    montresoron June 27, 2010   Link

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