"Million Dollar Bash" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
Well, that big dump blond
With her wheel in the gorge
Turtle, that friend of theirs
With his checks all forged
And his cheeks in a chunk
With his cheese in the cash
They're all gonna be there
At that million dollar bash
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
It's that million dollar bash

Everybody from right now
Go ever there and back
The louder they come
The bigger they crack
Come now, sweet cream
Don't forget to flash
We're all gonna meet
At that million dollar bash
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
It's that million dollar bash

Well, I took my counselor
Out to the barn
Silly Nelly was there
She told me a yarn
Then along came Jones
Emptied the trash
Everybody went down
To that million dollar bash
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
It's that million dollar bash
Well, I'm hittin' it too hard
My stones won't take
I'm get up in the mornin'
But it's too early to wake
First it's hello, goodbye
Then push and then crash
But we're all gonna make it
At that million dollar bash
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
It's that million dollar bash

Well, I looked at my watch
I looked at my wrist
Punched myself in the face
With my fist
I took my potatoes
Down to be mashed
Then I made it over to
That million dollar bash
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
It's that million dollar bash


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"Million Dollar Bash" as written by Dylan Bob Bob Dylan

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    General CommentIt's all kind of figurative when you have Dylan-esque lyrics like this but I think there is some loose reference to the city folk and their ability to assimilate the simple man with their hyped up money monster machine thats bigger and better than anything in the country like mashing potatoes and yarning. Filter had a song that sang "your celebrating nothing, and you feel aye ok!". It kind of reminds me of that modern delusion of grandeur where were all getting down and rolling around in the mudpit to follow that paper bill trail. but Dylan is able to write songs that can be interpreted in so many ways when most of it is just imagery of what he absorbed in those days that reflect a kind of macrocosmic aura of the time. There's no exact literal interpretation to this stuff.
    draven66on March 05, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningMillion Dollar Bash was written in 1967 only a short time after coming home from the arduous touring of Britain that started in '65 and ended in '66. Although Bob was married to Sara Lowndes at the time he also was romantically connected to Edie Sedgwick. She is the big dumb blonde" that the first line of the song refers to. Her modeling career had just blossomed in '65 when she was given the title of "Girl Of The Year" and rumor was she ended the relationship with Dylan in '66 which displeased him. A close friend of hers was Andy Warhol and he employed her as an actress/model. The Factory was the name of Warhol's New York City studio where the in crowd gathered. During this period Andy Warhol was very successful. His fame was beginning to peak and the fact that he had recently made his first million was thoroughly discussed in the newspapers. Warhol always had a very bad case of acne and scars were always present on his face. The "cheeks in a chunk" is a reference to him. The Million Dollar Bash is a reference to the Factory parties which Dylan certainly would have been invited to. The rest of the song is an exercise in lyricism.
    nelliewilsonon May 05, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI haven't really thought about it too hard, but I feel like the "million dollar bash" could be a metaphor for death. Certainly a poignant one, if it is.
    hlemkeon August 02, 2011   Link

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