Booking Through Thursdays

btt2But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

  • What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
  • Why?
  • And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them

Anything by Bob Dylan, but especially “Desolation Row” because of all the allusions and the images that song creates.

Cinderella, she seems so easy
It takes one to know one, she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he’s moaning,
“You belong to me,” I believe
And someone says, “You’re in the wrong place, my friend,
You better leave.”
And the only sound that’s left
After the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweeping up
On Desolation Row.

Bob Dylan


6 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursdays

  1. I’ve been to some songwriting classes and one of the mantras of our groups is: “If you have a song come into your head, you’d better write it down or Dylan will write it.” He’s quite an icon.

  2. No matter what direction Dylan explores there’s always something to love. From the “Blood on the Tracks” album to his song “Things Have Changed” for the “Wonder Boys” film, he is the master.

    ~ nite swimming ~

  3. Wonderful choice. I think Dylan would be on my list if I would have expanded to include several artists rather than focus on one.

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