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Just Like the Bob Dylan Blues


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Lennon714

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This is another from the 4-track days.

My brother-in-law plays the guitar at the beginning of this song. I gave him my guitar and said "It's a blues progression in G. Follow me for the changes" and he just played. I wish i hadn't done the piss-poor Bob impression, but it made sense at the time.
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Lyrics
Well there's tigers in New Hampshire and they're chewing bubble gum
Monsters on unicycles playing with guns
But Mickey Mouse and Juliet, they ain't having no fun
So Santa Claus shoots Webster and tells him to run
Ain't it kinda funny when you watch Hill Street Blues
That all them cameras had the Bob Dylan Blues

So I read my books and I play Monopoly
I talked to my friend the Queen of Democracy
She told me a tale about being lonely
So I empathized with her and I gave her a trophy
It's hard to deliver mail like the both of us do
Especially when you got the Bob Dylan Blues

Well King Tut he's working at some Auto Zone
He beats up lizards and eats megaphones
And grandma is protesting just what is and isn't legal
As she hits on Jon Staton inside the gazeebo
I hate it when he says I got Brandon Pyle shoes
But at least I ain't got them Bob Dylan Blues

Well I used to know this girl when she lived in Aberdeen
She drank Diet Coke and had a trampoline
Her house was filled with crafts and all that sorts
So she rebelled one day and watched the People's Court
You may say she works at Arby's, God knows it isn't true
But I'll bet she's got them Bob Dylan Blues

So now I'm in prison for stealing all the tape
And giving it to the needy so they could retaliate
But they were just lazy and sold it all for booze
And hopped a train to Santa Fe in a caboose
I bet you would have guessed it had I told you who
Walked away a millionaire with the Bob Dylan Blues

So there they stood right outside a Star Mart
With hand grenades and jelly beans and shopping carts
Dancing around the hat with a harmonica
Saying Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah
Said the atheist to God, "Man, this is new"
He had never experienced the Bob Dylan Blues

David VanSickle while eating sausages
Donated socks to help out with the hostages
But they threw them away with the computers and stuff
And grabbed the marshmallows and burped "This is enough"
Who would have known that that is what they would choose
After all they ain't got them Bob Dylan Blues

Stevie Wonder and Dilbert are blowing on kazoos
While Judas Iscariot ties up his noose
And Captain Kangaroo is waiting for his chance
To meet Miss America and take her to France
I think I'll order a Chicken Cordon Bleu
To help ease the pain of my Bob Dylan Blues

So Forrest Gump and Buddha listen to my dreams
As Mark Twain and me mix up some cremes
I bet you think he's crazy, in fact he told me so
As he beat upon the mousepad and played his piccolo
I know you would not guess it but I was that way, too
Right before I recovered from my Bob Dylan Blues

Vanilla Ice and Hammer have left us to rot
Cause they knows what they won once you were caught
But I wasn't fooled I knew it all too well
I beat them bastards silly and threw them both in jail
And if you don't believe me just watch the evening news
They've got in-depth stories on the Bob Dylan Blues


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Uploaded: Jan 08, 2011 - 10:31:02 PM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2011 - 11:52:20 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 02:32:01 PM
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Comments
alackbass said 2267 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Just Like the Bob Dylan Blues
Awesome! The lyrics alone are reason to listen over and over! Your Bob impression is great!
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Catalina22 said 2267 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Bob Dylan
I wouldn't call this Bob impression "piss-poor" at all! I think it's pretty darn good homage to Mr. Dylan. Love the harmonica too! :)
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H3nry said 2267 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Clever
And it has that basement bootleg cassette sound, too. I gotta d/l this and listen to the lyrics again!
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tf10music said 2267 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
ha
you seem to have re-revisited highway 61. Nice job!

I like how you parody his lyrical playfulness. I enjoyed.
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mrattue said 2267 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Bringing it all back
Delightful, really got to old Bobby's groove here, and really lyric heavy, too, just like the man himself, as if you could keep on with the good lines forever.

Sounds like you had fun, and it's really fun to listen to as well.

i'm still chuckling, 'a trampoline and diet coke?' i'll have to have another listen..

Cheers

Marc
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magnatone said 2266 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Just Like Bob
that's actually a really good Dylan impression! great sound - love your lyrics!!
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jdholliday said 2266 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
pretty cool!
amazing job of channeling a live person!
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bud said 2266 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Cool track
great atmosphere - love the lo fi sound and the driving guitar. Excellent vocals and lyrics. Crazy lead guitar - almost like a fiddle player.
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dave_b said 2265 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Just Like the Bob Dylan Blues
Very creative lyrics! Song is an effective homage to Dylan.
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rsorensen said 2265 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
hot damn
them's a lot o lyrics. cool track! sounds like it was a lot of fun. hot lix too!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2264 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Blues
... love it. Starts like Dylan but ends up feeling more like Lou Reed in the VU days. Love it. Great lyrics man.
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Calchas said 2263 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
NOT "piss poor"...
This is a whole bag of fun man!

Like the concept. Like the music. Like the vocal.

Mikey likey!

Be well!
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racerat said 2263 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Just Like the Bob Dylan Blues
Absolutely EPIC! Love it. Even the impression. The lyrics are incredible, but for some reason my favorite is "And Captain Kangaroo is waiting for his chance- To meet Miss America and take her to France".
Salud!
RR
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five_extra_arms said 2261 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Forrest Gump and Buddha listen to my dreams
You were Ween before Beck was.

Great track Eric.

I like everything about it. That lead guitar is insane, but so are the lyrics.

How old were you? 12?


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Relic67 said 2260 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
basement tapes
liked the diet coke / trampoline line!
you nailed bobby d's harmonica style too.
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enjoyed!
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Outtaorbit said 2260 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
haaahaa
great tune
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lavalamp said 2149 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
HOW DID I MISS THIS?
I love this!

LL
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Dadai.2 said 2120 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
OK... this is IT!
As an avid Dylan fan, this is Highway 61 era spot on. You got it. I love it. Freaking me out! Kudos Lennon... you capture more than anyone else the Dylan vibe.
I do attempt the Dylan thing myself on occasion... but you got it going.

D
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Dadai.2 said 2120 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
by the way...
love the Hogan's Heros photo.
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egobandit said 2120 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
king tut
All the stuff described in this reminds my of growing up in the early 80's must be the hill street blues, Man I am so happy that such a great song as this could be shared. I had allot of 2 track live tapes that I lost great song!
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