Once upon a time you dressed so fine,Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you ?People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall,"You thought they were all a’kiddin' you.You used to laugh aboutEverybody that was hangin' out.Now you don't talk so loud,Now you don't seem so proud,About having to be scrounging your next meal.How does it feel ?How does it feel ?To be without a home ?Like a complete unknown ?Like a rolling stone ?
Listing to these ambigious lyrics we can hear his mental blender at work as he effortlessly mixes together scraps of Athur Rimbaud, fellini, Bertolt Brecht, and Robert Johnson. There is som e Delta blues and "La Bamba" but also plenty of Beat poetry, Ledbetter, and the Beatles. The song is modernist and premodern, avnt-garde and country-western.
Lehrer beskriver sangens fødsel i Bob Dylans hjerne sådan:
It took only a af few seconsds before a mental block became af work of art; a season of creativ despair gave way to some of the most inspired music of Dylan´s career.
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