by Larry Fyffe
Who among us can resist munching on a pun? A sure food it is to shore up lyrics, according to singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. There’s more double-entendre word play in Dylan’s song lyrics than there are grains of sand fluttering on the branches of a beech tree.
Nod a ‘howdy’ to Buddy the Kid:
Or try to measure up to Santa Claus, and the size of his bag of treats:
Drop a line in; see whether or not the Fisherman’s Daughter bites:
Visit the House across the road, and say ‘Hi’ to Heidi the Whore:
Metonymy is a trope that that substitutes an adjunct for the whole:
Bob Dylan’s pen is punishing everybody:
Apparently, size matters:
Time to invite Our Lady of the Lay over for lunch:
Or, perhaps, take ol’ Mother Goose horseback riding in the park:
Seriously, Dylan’s song lyrics are all messed up, and confused; the songster simply oughta say what he’s talkin’ about. For example, I have no idea what ‘country pie’ in the above song actually means.
Maybe some of our ‘Untold’ readers can help us out.
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