Category Archives: Tell Tales Signs

Someday Baby: Why didn’t Dylan choose the TTS version for the album?

By Tony Attwood My neighbour Pat and I were debating Dylan (as we do) last night and discussing the issue of which of the versions of Can’t Wait is the best.  I think the Time out of Mind version works … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “Can’t wait”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics in two different versions

By Tony Attwood The fact is that “Tell Tale Signs” Can’t Wait is so different from the “Time Out of Mind” version, sometimes they feel like almost different songs.  They certainly have different lyrics and although they both work the theme … Continue reading

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Tell Ol’ Bill: Dylan digs deep into the song’s origins to create a brilliant film song

By Tony Attwood This review has been revised multiple times since it was first published.  This update 16 July 2017. Having written Love and Theft in 2001, Dylan contented himself with just three songs in the next four years: all … Continue reading

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Mississippi (Tell Tale Signs): the meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood Rolling Stone called “Mississippi” “A drifter’s love song that seems to sum up Dylan’s entire career,” and before I came back to what was the first song I reviewed in this series, thinking I ought to re-write … Continue reading

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