Category Archives: Street Legal

“Is your love in vain?” The meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood I have to say I really don’t get why Street Legal got such a bad press (although in fact I think it got less negativity in the UK than it did in the USA) ,and indeed why … Continue reading

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We better talk this over

We better talk this over is hardly a great song, but it does have a way with words that is unusual even for Dylan. The start does not auger well with the opening lines still jarring after all these years … Continue reading

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Where are you tonight?

There’s a long-distance train rolling through the rain, tears on the letter I write. There is a set of Dylan songs where each line is a song – you can take the line and it has an image so powerful … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guards

Below in the review of this song that I wrote in 2008.  After that is an additional commentary added in March 2013. Changing of the Guards: first track on Street Legal, failed to make it as a single (presumably because … Continue reading

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