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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Peace Prize for Literature!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TCSC47, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Just heard it on the radio that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. For the influence his words have had on the western world and beyond, many would say "about time!".

    Although it would appear that he is just another song and dance man, all be it of the best, and cynically used the liberating movement of the baby boomers in the 1960's to gain entry to the entertainment industry, I still am very very grateful to him for the words he gave me and how he influenced my life.

    Congrats Bob, and ROCK ON !
  2. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    "Masters Of War"

    Come you masters of war
    You that build all the guns
    You that build the death planes
    You that build all the bombs
    You that hide behind walls
    You that hide behind desks
    I just want you to know
    I can see through your masks.

    You that never done nothin'
    But build to destroy
    You play with my world
    Like it's your little toy
    You put a gun in my hand
    And you hide from my eyes
    And you turn and run farther
    When the fast bullets fly.

    Like Judas of old
    You lie and deceive
    A world war can be won
    You want me to believe
    But I see through your eyes
    And I see through your brain
    Like I see through the water
    That runs down my drain.

    You fasten all the triggers
    For the others to fire
    Then you set back and watch
    When the death count gets higher
    You hide in your mansion'
    As young people's blood
    Flows out of their bodies
    And is buried in the mud.

    You've thrown the worst fear
    That can ever be hurled
    Fear to bring children
    Into the world
    For threatening my baby
    Unborn and unnamed
    You ain't worth the blood
    That runs in your veins.

    How much do I know
    To talk out of turn
    You might say that I'm young
    You might say I'm unlearned
    But there's one thing I know
    Though I'm younger than you
    That even Jesus would never
    Forgive what you do.

    Let me ask you one question
    Is your money that good
    Will it buy you forgiveness
    Do you think that it could
    I think you will find
    When your death takes its toll
    All the money you made
    Will never buy back your soul.

    And I hope that you die
    And your death'll come soon
    I will follow your casket
    In the pale afternoon
    And I'll watch while you're lowered
    Down to your deathbed
    And I'll stand over your grave
    'Til I'm sure that you're dead.
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  3. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    It needs the music. Considered as poetry, it's doggerel.
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  4. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    A modern cover by Ed Sheeran.
  5. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Doggerel smoggerel! Don't tell me you can't see the point.
  6. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Bob Dylan's recording
  7. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Positively 4th Street.

    A diatribe of bitter emotion for a failed relationship, the likes of which you are not likely to hear very often in pop culture.
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  8. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Things have Changed

    To my mind, one of the few excellent Dylan songs since the 60's. possibly acknowledging how the whole of us baby boomers have sold out.

    Great video.
  9. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    What is the prize he has won??
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    There does appear to be some confusion.
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I don't think it's a peace prize. Just the Nobel Prize in Literature. As won by Seamus Heaney back in the 1990s (I don't recognise many of the winners since then).
    emerald52 likes this.
  12. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    A classic and keen observation but sadly we appear not to have learned enough from his lyrics.
    TCSC47 and Dragonlady30 like this.
  14. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Fantastic news!
    TCSC47, HelenREMfan and Didactylos4 like this.
  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    OK, I have to admit I didn't really know that there was a difference.
    emerald52 likes this.
  16. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Could be the peace prize as well given his anti war songs!
    install likes this.
  17. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    There are a whole series of Nobel prizes, though the peace prize is the one most folks know about.
  18. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Meh. It's not for me.
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Preferred Dylan when he was singing with others.

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  20. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Never got him myself. Always reckoned he was well over rated. I heard his agent kept the Vietnam war going to boost his record sales.

    He wrote a few decent songs but the best versions were always done by someone else.
    minnie me and nomad like this.

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