Monday, 19 June 2017

Bob Dylans Lyrics mess with my brain

Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece.

They are lyrics written by Bob Dylan when I was about 16 years old, they come from  When I paint my masterpiece. I am sitting here listening to The Band sing songs from my youth. I am 45 years older now and wondering how the heck did I get to be 61. Dylan is now is his 76th year and I expect he is wondering how he made made it, it is a human frailty we are all to busy living that time flies by. Today I have been a little Melancholy and I have been singing along and to do that I have had to google the lyrics. Now Dylan has had people pore over his lyrics for years looking for hidden meanings I Googled some of the lyrics and there is loads of stuff written, I read a couple of articles but decided life is to short to worry about what he may or may not have meant, but I had to mention the above lyrics from  When I paint my masterpiece. I have been getting a little nostalgic of late and earlier today I wrote about two words from a TV program I had watched three years ago. Google is after all the font of all knowledge and I managed to find the programmes write up from remembering those two words!
Dylans lyrics about Train wheels running through the back of my memory seemed escpecially poignant today. My memories have been stirred shaken and tipped out for all to see listening to The Band. Some of their tracks have or were an accompaniment to my formative years and sitting down singing  along I can feel that train running through the back of my memory. Most of those memories are of people who are no longer on this earth and those that are still with us I haven't seen for so many years they may well be dead for all I know.
Memories of a misspent youth are currently flooding me and all I can do is smile and remember fondly those times long long ago, here is a Youtube Video of the Band singing the song.

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