Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Coming Round the Bend....

#24, Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming, 1979

I guess I am the first to introduce a Dylan album. This often-overlooked gem contains some very powerful, sharp, and inspirational tunes that seem to come whispering in your ear when you are trying to make sense of things.

There are many great songs on this album, but the two that stand out to me are "I Believe in You" and "When He Returns." Some of my favorite lyrics are- "As I, I walk out on my own, a thousand miles from home, I know that I'm not alone, cause I believe in you" and "The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod, The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God... like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right, when He returns." (both sung in typical Dylan fashion).

This album is a couple of mediocre songs away from landing in my top ten. (namely "Man Gave Names to all the Animals" and "Do Right to me Baby"- Dylan's exposé on the golden rule, which reminds me too much of a song by Psalty the Songbook used by my mom to encourage my brother and I not to fight in the car.)


Lucky Strikes said...

What? You love Psalty too?!!

Big Cougar said...

Leave it to Psalty to ruin Dylan.