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Desolation Row

Features of This Track

folk roots
great lyrics
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
an acoustic guitar solo
a distinctive male lead vocal
subtle use of the harmonica
a prominent harmonica part
acoustic rhythm guitars

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Yes and yes
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One of his best songs : one of his best albums
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Maybe always a little left of right, as it were.
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Wow Bob, You Sure Know How To Make Me Forget Why I Was Angry... Thank You, Bon Dylan :) Your Voice Is Purely Amazing.. <3
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What can u say about Dylan? The poet laureate of my generation and many generations following mine...no one has touched him yet.
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A nicer, gentler melody and sounds a little Just Like A Woman.
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cowniew
Believe it or not Dylan is still performing at his age and I've heard that he still does Desolation Row. Oh, he's coming to a town near me and I'm seriously considering going. Even if he's not as good as he used to be I know that I can still appreciate his music live.
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Dylan is as much about words as music. A true poet! I believe many of his songs have been made more memorable by other artists. Oh we'll!
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dazernator80 0
Longest Dylan song evah... though I could be wrong :/
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I had to learn the Lyrics to Ballad of a thin Man ,for a band I was in . It wasn't too hard . This one would be a bit more challenging, t h o u g h . . .
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It's easy to get lost in the world Dylan creates here, and I don't mind that at al
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jeffshore
I've always enjoyed the dual imagery of this song!
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Nice song, but it really just seems like a random mashing of insanity that makes no sense to me. In fact I wouldn't be surprised in the least if I was told he was high as a jetliner when he wrote them.
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sjewell93
It's surreal enough to project anything on it from class warfare to metaphysical angst. That's what I love about it. BTW, in feudal class struggle, vassals would be seen as oppressed since they were subservient to the lords, not as as oppressors.
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perfect for the music that should have been played at the spectacle that was 'a memorial service' in tuscon last night. what presience- go zimmi, go!
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Cormac McCarthy. Nick cave. Bob Dylan. Finest storytellers of our time.
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What a gorgeous tapestry of lyrics...Dyl a n truly could paint with words the way Da Vinci or Michaelangel o worked with paint.
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During the time of this song, Dylan was a true genius, and could do no wrong. Nobody can maintain that for very long, but Dylan got a few very classic albums out of it. The lyrics to Desolation Row are just ridiculously amazing. I've never heard the Dead's versions--wh i l e I can imagine that more could be done with this song musically (and, no, I've never been a big fan of Dylan's wheezing harmonica playing), I really can't picture the lyrics being vocally delivered any more perfectly.
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bfriedman37
idools, I SECOND THAT EMOTION BRO!! Dylan's good and all, but pales in comparison to The Grateful Dead!! Just ask him!!
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Dylan is life at its best........ . . . . . . . . . . c h a n g e is reality. I love him for this !
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jdools
Love the Dead's versions
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robert.mcgro r y
He truly is a poet...
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sulboddie
This is one of my favorite songs; the lyrics are fairly easily understood. Yet, the lyrics as printed have several errors... Sad, very sad.
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This song sums up Dylan. The proletariats plight against the vassals and lords. Always a struggle and always totally unfair and abusive. This is Dylan's theme throughout all his music. This is the best one.

Forrest Gump
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This song was amazing when it was first released, and it has not lost anything with the passage of time...Bob Dylan is a genius, and this is one of his best songs; the lyrics are haunting and the harmonica work is nothing short of brilliant.

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