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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ALL of My Favorites

In one place, at the same time...
Roger McQuinn, Tom Petty, Niel Young, George Harrison
and the Poet Laureate of the 60s, Mr. BOB DYLAN

Singing that song, you know you've heard before. But never knew the name of:
MY BACK PAGES...
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My Back Pages

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
“Rip down all hate,” I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Girls’ faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

A self-ordained professor’s tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
“Equality,” I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now.
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9 comments:

Heff said...

I never understood the appeal of Neil Young, but Tom Petty is O.K.

Kimberly said...

The Traveling Wilburys?

Christiejolu said...

Nice!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I remember this one.

John McElveen said...

GREAT STUFF man. Loved Roy Orbison too, sorry he passed! I think they did some awesome stuff.

Thanks for the visit...I left you another comment and I'm following along. Can't believe I never made it over before!!!!

Have a great weekend!
John

Charlene said...

I have this song on my CD in the truck. I listen to it at least once a week. Makes me smile.

sanjeet said...

its nice
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Fireblossom said...

One of my favorite songs ever. I especially like the line about "lies that life is black and white".

Red Shoes said...

This is one of my most favorite ALL-TIME videos!!!!!

~shoes~