Category Archives: Blood on the Tracks

You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go: the line most commentators miss.

By Tony Attwood This is another example of why the notion of looking at the songs in the order in which they were written, rather than how they appeared on an album, really pays dividends.  Just look at the list … Continue reading

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You’re a big girl now: the meaning behind Dylan’s song

By Tony Attwood Updated 22 October 2017, with addition (at the end) of a link to the original version. According to Dylan’s notebooks, this was the third of the Blood on the Tracks songs written.   The order of writing … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “Tangled up in blue”. The meaning of the lyrics and music of the original version

This review (updated 10 August 2017) is of the original album version of “Tangled”.  For the review of the completely revised “Real Live” version please see here 10 August 2017: link to live version video added at end of the … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “Idiot Wind”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood There can be few opening chord sequences as distinctive as Dylan’s minor-4th, 5th, Tonic sequence which opens “Idiot Wind”. And there can be few opening lines to a song as distinctive as “Someone’s got it in for … Continue reading

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