The Legend of Dylan

Updated: Jul 6

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This song’s about

kind of who we are

Where we’re going to travel

and just how far


It all started back

many chords ago

We heard his music

and we loved his show

From snowy plains

to the Greenwich shore

His wise mistrust

we would not ignore

Taking words to task

a complete unknown

He was nobody’s fool

a rolling stone


And the faith fighters stared

the fear mongers glared

And all the jealous poets

sat up and cared

But the seers of trust

flagged him a villain

Combustible fuel

for the legend of Dylan

Whose voice is this

fit for grave times?

Pockets full of tunes

words full of rhymes


And what Earthly being

would tramp on convention?

Snarl at the fans

carve out invention

Please tell me why

you pushed them away

Laughed at the scribes

dissed what they’d say


You saw through injustice

spotted the haters

Watched while the power

got grabbed by the traitors


And the faith fighters stared

the fear mongers glared

And all the jealous poets

sat up and cared

But the seers of trust

flagged you a villain

Combustible fuel

for the legend of Dylan

Yeh, combustible fuel

for the legend of Dylan

I hate to admit it

but I do believe you’re right

The proof’s in the pudding

when that dog’s in the fight


He’d arrive up on stage

like he woke from a lair

His song and dance eyes

said don’t poke the bear


So the wisdom survives

the words don’t tell lies

And the truth in the anger

keeps the legend alive

It’s the end of a shift

Jim’s all about chilling

Sandals and shorts

and a T-shirt of Dylan


Meanwhile masters of war

continue to kill

Still play the game

claim it’s God’s will

Throughout it all

you pointed the way

But face it, we’re selfish

at end of the day


Time for a beer

and Friday night grilling

Crank up the tunes

rare diamonds of Dylan

And the faith fighters stare

the fear mongers glare

And all the jealous poets

stand up and care

But the seers of trust

flag you a villain

Combustible fuel

for the legend of Dylan


The legend of Dylan

the legend of Dylan

Forever young

is the legend of Dylan


The legend of Dylan

the legend of Dylan

The voice of a man

who stood against killing

The legend of Dylan

the legend of Dylan

The words of a man

disdainfully willing


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