Excerpt of the Day: Bob Dylan

I'm younger than that now...

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rolling 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

"My Back Pages"
Bob Dylan  

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite songs. I came to it through the Byrds's electric version and it took me a long time to go back to Dylan's original. When I made it I bought my first Dylan album (on cassette)...of course that was "Highway 61 Revisited" which doesn't even include "My Back Pages"...but this song, heard through others, turned me toward Dylan's music.

    I can't even claim to be a Dylan fan, given the extremities of such pronouncements, but I love a lot of his songs (mostly a Basement Tapes-era fan but I love the late folk/early electric times too) and I love that he still tours, not that I go to see him (though I have, and may well do so again) but because he's somebody doing his work.

    Anyway, yep: older then and younger now. That's the way to be. At least it's the way to say it, if you have the ability. Zimmy has the ability.:)

    Cool thought-provoking post, JR!