Vlad’s Top Five Bob Dylan Songs

Bob Dylan is revolutionary in music, poetry, morality, and politics.

Bob Dylan is our time.

Bob Dylan is a Nobel Prize winner.

Bob Dylan is everything for us.

1. “Blowin’ in the Wind” — this song launched the folk-rock boom. This song also poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war, and freedom.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?


2  “Mr. Tambourine Man” — Many people know this song, with no idea of the existence of the Bob Dylan

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there ain’t no place I’m going to.
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you


3 “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” — This iconic song of the second half of the 20th century is the business card of Dylan.

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin’ down
Feels like…

4  “Like a Rolling Stone” – This is the best, in my opinion, of rock poetry. Morrison nervously smoking marijuana on the other side

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People call say ‘beware doll, you’re bound to fall’
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about

5 “Just Like a Woman” — Bob Dylan had a brief affair with Edie Sedgwick and we get a delightful song forever.

She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl


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