Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (parts XIII and XIV)


Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part XIII)

by Larry Fyffe

Even without the magic Untold Decoder Ring, clues of the return of Zeus to his usurped throne can be spied abounding in a number of song lyrics by Bob Dylan ~ he’s no false prophet.

The loser will be later to win.

Not at all angry at the kidnapping of the Greek princess Helen by Trojan Paris, Apollo guides the arrow that kills Achilles, a Greek fighter out to save Helen in the Trojan War.

In the following song it’s apparent that Apollo, an expert marksman with the bow and arrow, disguises himself as Paris, and attempts to fool around with Aphrodite.

Paris awarded her the golden apple. Known also as Venus, she’s usually quite loose with her ‘velvet door’, but she wants nothing to with Apollo because he’s on the wrong side; she’s got a scorpion for protection.

Achilles is in Aphrodite’s alleyway, a place where the Greek soldier does not belong; he’s switched over to the Trojan side temporarily, but the Sun-God doesn’t trust him.

The feeling is mutual:

Achilles is in your alleyway
He don't want me here, he does brag
(Bob Dylan: Temporary Like Achilles)

This simple explanation is completely missed by the Sound School of Dylanology.

Another song mentions a cypress tree, a symbol of bereavement, sacred to Diana, the Goddess of the Moon. Also called Mona, she’s the, sister of  Apollo.

Aeneas and other Trojans fleeing to the Seven Hills are to meet under a particular cypress tree.

A symbol that goes way back before the followers of Christianity displace Zeus as the God Most High, and thereafter embark on the crusades:

Stand over there by the cypress tree
Where the Trojan woman and children
Were sold into slavery
Long before the First Crusade
(Bob Dylan: My Own Version Version Of You)

Prophesied is that the Seven Hills will expand by five upon which oak trees arise ~ oak trees are sacred to Zeus, father of the yellow-haired Apollo.

Singing an encrypted psalm, the God of the Sun wades across the river to greet his “Bride”, formerly the twelve apostles of Christ:

The boulevards of cypress tress ....
My pulse is running through my palm
The sharp hills are rising from
The yellow fields with twisted oaks that grow
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone
(Bob Dylan: Moonlight)


It takes some time for the Christians to beat the ancient mythological gods, and the rematch is expected to last a long time too.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens ~  the winner of the second match takes all.

Says Apollo:

No place to turn, no place at all
I'll pick a number between a one and two
And ask myself ,"What would Caesar do?"
(Bob Dylan: My Own Version Of You)

Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part XIV)

by Larry Fyffe

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Ledo; he’s immortal and never dies though he may seem to disappear at sunset.

Dionysus, the demigod of vegetation, is the son of Zeus and Semele; he dies in the wintertime, but returns to the earth in the spring.

Christ, the son of God and Mary, dies on the cross, revives for a bit, then goes up to Heaven. He is supposed to return to the earth some day.

Not pleased is the Sun-God that Christianity has placed Jesus above him in the Parthenon of the gods: replaced the great healer who’s able to banish Beelzebub, the Lord of Death and Disease.

So decoded in a number of song lyrics sung by Bob Dylan wherein the narrator speaks through the musical mouth of Apollo.

In the song lyrics below, the Sun-God is annoyed at having to put up with the earth-bound energy of his brother Dionysus, and his wild gang of oft-drunken Bacchants:

All the early Roman kings
In the early, early morn
Come down from the mountain
Distributing the corn
Speeding through the forest
Racing down the track
You try to get away
They drag you right back
(Bob Dylan: Early Roman Kings)

Sunny Apollo would rather smile at Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn.

Then like Caesar, harness his chariot, and stab an ‘x’ on all those who dare to seek his crown:

I got up early
So I coud greet the goddess of the dawn
I painted my wagon, abandoned all hope
And I crossed the Rubicon
(Bob Dylan: Crossing The Rubicon)

Happy Apollo is to abandon hope, and instead take positive action in the service of his father, the God of Thunder who’s way up there where the eagles fly:

Shake the dust off of your feet

Don't look back
Nothing can hold you down
Nothing that you lack
Temptation's not an easy thing
Adam given the Devil reign
Because he sinned, I got no choice
It run in my vein
(Bob Dylan: Pressing On)

Unhappy Apollo is that the twelve apostles are part of the Judeo-Christain Almighty’s plan to make a hero out of Jesus.

Beneath, Apollo sings out an early warning that it’s all a conspiracy to undermine the Thunder son’s lofty seat atop Mount Olympus.

Judas goes along with God’s plan:

I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side
(Bob Dylan: With God On Our Side)

Decrypted: Jehovah, Judas and Jesus are definitely not on the side of the Olympian Thunder King nor his son.

As far as Apollo is concerned the three Big J’s give Satan and his buddy Beelzebub free rein.

And all the best lines.



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