April 28, 2016

Boomer Anthems: My Back Pages

"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 late 1965, Dylan commented on the writing of "My Back Pages" specifically during an interview with Margaret Steen for The Toronto Star: "I was in my New York phase then, or at least, I was just coming out of it. I was still keeping the things that are really really real out of my songs, for fear they'd be misunderstood. Now I don't care if they are."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 28, 2016 8:41 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Brings back memories. And yes, I'm older than that now.

Posted by: Smokey at April 28, 2016 1:58 PM

Dems lost Vietnam (lack of promised support to RVN); lost Iraq (after declaring it a major accomplishment of Obama's reign); lost the cities (trying -successfully- to buy votes); ripped the fabric of America apart (creating identity politics and then pitting identity group against identity group).
What used to be a good, American Democrat party is now just a National Socialist party.

Commie rat fink pinko bastards.

Posted by: OldFert at April 29, 2016 1:22 PM