Category Archives: Street Legal

“Is your love in vain?” The meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood I have to say I really don’t get why Street Legal got such a bad press (although in fact I think it got less negativity in the UK than it did in the USA) ,and indeed why … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “We better talk this over”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics

We better talk this over is hardly a great song, but it does have a way with words that is unusual even for Dylan. The start does not auger well with the opening lines still jarring after all these years … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “Where are you tonight?” – the meaning of the music and the lyrics

by Tony Attwood There’s a long-distance train rolling through the rain, tears on the letter I write. There is a set of Dylan songs where each line is a song – you can take the line and it has an … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guards: The meanings behind Bob Dylan’s song

By Tony Attwood The original review was written in 2008, and then updated in 2013.  Coming back to it in 2018, I found myself very unhappy with what I had written, and thus decided to start again. Changing of the … Continue reading

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