Category Archives: Blood on the Tracks

You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go: the line most commentators miss.

By Tony Attwood This is another example of why the notion of looking at the songs in the order in which they were written, rather than how they appeared on an album, really pays dividends.  Just look at the list … Continue reading

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You’re a big girl now: the meaning behind Dylan’s song

By Tony Attwood According to Dylan’s notebooks, this was the third of the Blood on the Tracks songs written.   The order of writing appears to be Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts Tangled up in blue You’re a … Continue reading

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Tangled up in blue. The meaning of the lyrics and the music

This review updated 4 July 2017 by Tony Attwood “You’ve got yesterday, today and tomorrow all in the same room, and there’s very little you can’t imagine not happening”. So said Dylan of this song, and to add to the … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “Idiot Wind”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics

There can be few opening chord sequences as distinctive as Dylan’s minor-4th, 5th, Tonic sequence which opens “Idiot Wind”. And there can be few opening lines to a song as distinctive as “Someone’s got it in for me, they’re printing … Continue reading

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