Desire Hard Rain Masterpieces Christgau's Record Guide. B— . Rolling Stone. Transformative change is already here. The new society of the s? Electric music? Now the senator came down here Showing ev'ryone his gun Handing out free tickets To the wedding of his son And me, I nearly get busted And wouldn't it be my luck To get caught without a ticket And be discovered beneath a truck Oh, Mama, can this really be the end To be stuck inside of Mobile With the Memphis blues again.
Now the preacher looked so baffled When I asked him why he Crying - Roy Orbison - Roy Orbisons Greatest Hits With twenty pounds of headlines Stapled to his chest But he cursed me when I Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain it to him Then I whispered, "Not even you can hide You see, you're just like me I hope you're satisfied" Oh, Mama, can this really be the end To be stuck inside of Mobile With the Memphis blues again.
The preacher takes his place alongside Grandpa and Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain senator as a figure who no longer makes sense. His spiritual life is corrupt — he seeks publicity and headlines. Now the rainman gave me two cures Then he said, "Jump right in" The one was Texas medicine The other was just railroad gin And like a fool I mixed them And it strangled up my mind And now, people just get uglier And I have no sense of time Oh, Mama, can this really be the end To be stuck inside of Mobile With the Memphis blues again.
Ruthie is part of the new reality — the debutante part of the old. The Id is in revolt against the superego. Now the bricks lay on Grand Street Where the neon madmen climb They all fall there so perfectly It all seems so well timed And here I sit so patiently Waiting to find out what price You have to pay to get out of Going through all these things twice Oh, Mama, is this really the end To be stuck inside of Mobile With the Memphis blues again.
The image of bricks falling so perfectly is the central image here. Is the narrator standing outside of reality observing things over which he has no control? A place where madmen climb aspire and climb to power?
That disconnect and powerlessness is certainly there. The artist lays the words and verses of the song on Grand Street no longer on Main Street like the perfectly fallen bricks. He creates art from chaos, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain from meaninglessness, understanding from disorientation.
Grand Street is a place of magic and beauty. The narrator is still stuck in the mundane world, still struggling through the change of Mobile, but nearing Memphis, the longed-for place of artistic beauty and truth.
You are brilliant!!! Flag Connectification on May 01, Bob's brilliant! Flag bookmn on May 02, The song is about a retreat into despondence. Each verse represents a dead end, a place where things are out of kilter, don't work. This despondence culminates in the final verse. Things seem to "fall perfectly" and are so "well timed" but for the singer the reality is he sits patiently wondering what price, you have to pay Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain get out of all of these things The Memphis Blues twice".
It is a song of feeling Hot Rock - Cozy Powell - Tilt. Take one verse about the Senator "Showing everyone his gun" is symbolic of the power the rich and powerful display "Wedding of his son" shows that to these people everything always is just fine "Me I nearly got busted"- the singer is not part of the upper class, he is a member of the underclass, the one's the Senator controls and arrests for petty crimes "And wouldn't it be my luck"-transition "To be caught without a ticket, and be discovered beneath a truck".
As with the other verses. It is the theme of the entire song. Nothing goes right and conventional forces Railroad men- preacher either assault one or are phonies. Even "Ruthie" sees through the singer's pretenses of happiness. The idea that "Memphis" is a longed for place of beauty and he is nearing it is nonsense.
Memphis is dreaded and is quite literal, for the blues of terrible despair somehow are associated with it and to find one again in them is excruciating.
Flag ken on December 21, General Comment listen you guys, this song is about the circus his world turned into once he went electric. All chaotic and surreal. Around this era many songs are about the same thing, so don't let them trick you into any other b. Anyway, Mobile is a southern town, I think in Alabama,i. Elvis, i. When I followed the lyrics I succesfully interpreted them following your idea!!! Flag Thomaspwgy on January 03, How about this--a "mobile" is a sound truck used to record live music.
Coming Home - Various - Greatest Love Songs - Golden Greats are better able to control the sound by recording it outside of the venue. Anyway, maybe "mobile" is the symbol of playing live, and the memphis blues is a symbol for he is simply homesick.
He did say Time To Come Alive - DJ Massive - The 55 Massive E.P Part III the end of Scorcese's film Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain he was burnt out and just wanted to go home.
Just a theory. The other theory, is he was smoking alot of weed, or taking alot of acid. Really the imagery is absurd. Like "I am a Walrus", it is really just nonsense. Who cares what Lennon really meant, just enjoy the cool sounding lyrics. Unlike Positively 4t ST, which begs the listener to wonder who he is so pissed off at, this song is just silly, and if you listen to him sing, he is almost giddy. He could be so angry, and other times almost Lady - Omega - Golden Ballads a happy little kid.
This is a happy song in my view. It definitely puts me in a good mood. BTW, the drums are killer, as are the guitar fills, both done my Nashville aces.
Sometimes it is fun to just focus on just that. Like all great tunes, there is something new everytime you listen! Flag railroadgin on May 27, One must look at this one in relation to the entire album, and to his previous work, especially the album before it, Highway 61 Revisited. Although I agree there might be some influence of his weariness with his "following" here, if it were a response to what you say it would be prominent on Highway 61 which it isn't.
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