Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part XI and XII)

Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part XI)

By Larry Fyffe

Private eye Auguste Dupin may stray off the trail a bit, but his ‘theory’ (that the Greek/Roman God Apollo moves Bob Dylan’s fingers across the keyboard) has merit.

Drawn from the following lines is evidence-in-writing that Apollo has the means to stab a number of the Christian Apostles, seven to be exact, who were thought killed by the blades of others.

Satan’s depicted as rising from Hades:

And a wheel came out of the abyss
Having seven fiery knives
(Gospel of St. Bartholomow)

Apollo goes out of his way to “correct” the above vision that the Apostle claims to see:

Peace will come
With tranquility and splendour on the wheels of fire
But will bring us no reward when her false idols fall
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
Between the King and Queen of Swords
(Bob Dylan: Changing Of The Guards)

The lines directly above reveal that Apollo snatches the Devil’s blades; that it is the Sun-God who drives Beelzebub (the pale Prince of Darkness and Death) out of the disciples who follow the many churches of Mary and Jesus.

Not only that, but the Mount Olympian expects no thanks in return.

Golden-haired Apollo’s just showing off the divine power that he inherits from Zeus, the God of Thunder, and Leto, the Titan queen of tranquility and splendour  ~ “the King and Queen of Swords”, pictured on Tarot cards.

That’s not to say that the lyre-playing Apollo isn’t quite upset that Christian-oriented “Dylanologists” claim that Jesus controls the fingers of musician/singer/songwriter.

Evidence clearly points in the other direction, however:

In the courtyard of the golden sun
You stand and fight, or you break and run
You went and lost your lovely head
For a drink of wine, and a crust of bread
(Bob Dylan: Narrow Way)

Of Apostle Judas Iscariot, the Holy Bible says:

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple
And departed
And went and hanged himself
(Matthew 27:5)

If, dear reader, you’ve purchased an Untold “Secret Decoder Ring”, you know that this is simply not true.

Unloved Judas is Apollo victim number seven – stabbed to death in the House of the Rising Sun because he makes a martyr out of Jesus. Thereby Christ upstages the Sun-God when Jesus comes back to life (Apollo’s not human, and can’t do that ~ he’s immortal).

Revealed in the lines below is that Apollo disguises himself as Dr. Frank Lee; after a difficult seventeen-day struggle, the Sun-God, with the last of his seven crooked knives, manages to stab the Priest in the heart:

Well, up the stairs ran Frankie Lee
With a soulful bounding leap
And foaming at the mouth
Began his midnight creep
For sixteen nights and days he raved
But on the seventeenth, he burst
Into the arms of Judas Priest
Which is where he died of thirst
(Bob Dylan: Frankie Lee And Judas Priest)

Judas is scary a lot; bleeds all over the stage, then dies. Apollo, to make the show more dramatic, pretends to die.

He is his usual shining and smiling self after he’s administered a cup of cool, clear water by this sister Mona.

Apollo takes a bow.

The curtain falls.

Everybody applauds.

Except Judas.


Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part XII)

Trouble, trouble, double trouble, here, there, and everywhere.

Citizens of the Roman Empire distance themselves from the Chief God who inhabits Mount Olympus.

Many Roman temple worshippers, the ‘bride’ of Zeus/Jove/Jupiter, turn their loyalty in the direction of Apollo (who bravely sided with the Trojans against the victorious Greeks) since the Sun-God stands up for the religion of the Roman Empire.

Apollo attempts to ward off the rising influence of Jehovah and Son Jesus therein:

They shaved her head
She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo
(Bob Dlyan: Changing Of The Guards)

The Holy Bible portrays the religious conflict:

And when the people saw what Paul had done
They lifted up their voices, saying ...
"The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men"
And they called Barnabas "Jupiter"
And Paul, "Mercurius"
Because he was the chief speaker
(Acts 14:11,12)

Sun Apollo seeks to establish himslf as the “most High”; he goes on a stabbing spree, a religious crusade to mark the Christian Apostles with the sign of the Devil – with the ‘x’ sign of the Cross.

According to the biblical scholar/detective Auguste Dupin anyway.

The yellow-haired Apollo is determined to drive our Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies, from their bodies ~ enough of their devoting themselves to a dead person, and consuming His flesh and blood.

Some relatives of private eye Dupin seek permission to exhume or examine the relics of the bodies of James, John, Jude, Judas, Matthew, Peter and Bartholomew so they can search for any indication that these apostles were indeed stabbed by a crooked knife, the kind of steel weapon revealed wielded by Apollo in decoded song lyrics.

If they do find such evidence, a number of traditional biblical stories, and verses in the Bible itself will have to be revised.

It’s recorded that Jesus Himself shows that He has such marks on His body:

Then saith He to Thomas
"Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands
And reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side
And be not faithless, but believing"
(Gospel Of John 20: 27)

The singer/songwriter below deliberately entangles himself in the web of the mystery narrative.

Claims the immortal Sun-God stabbed him too:

Shadows are falling, and I've been here all day
It's too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I've still got the scars that the sun wouldn't heal
(Bob Dylan: Not Dark Yet)

According to many Gnostics, the truth may never be known, hidden as it is – a way beyond the visible Cosmos as we know it.



  1. In “The Changing of the Guards”, Dylan sings:
    “Well, they’ll offer no rewards when…”

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