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Friday, January 06, 2006

T.V. Talkin' Time



One time in London I'd gone out for a walk,
Past a place called Hyde park where people talk
'Bout all kinds of different gods, they have their point of view
To anyone passing by, that's who they're talking to.
There was someone on a platform talking to the folks
About the T.V. god and all the pain that it invokes.
"It's too bright a light", he said, "For anybody's eyes,
If you've never seen one it's a blessing in disguise."

I moved in closer, got up on my toes,
Two men in front of me were coming to blows
The man was saying something 'bout children when they're young
Being sacrificed to it while lullabies are being sung.

"The news of the day is on all the time,
All the latest gossip, all the latest rhyme,
Your mind is your temple, keep it beautiful and free,
Don't let an egg get laid in it by something you can't see."

"Pray for peace!". he said, you could feel it in the crowd.
My thoughts began to wander. His voice was ringing loud,
"It will destroy your family, your happy home is gone
No one can protect you fro it once you turn it on."

"It will led you into some strange pursuits,
Lead you to the land of forbidden fruits.
It will scramble up your head and drag your brain about,
Sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out."

"It's all been designed", he said, "To make you lose your mind,
And when you go back to find it, there's nothing there to find."
"Everytime you look at it, your situation's worse,
If you feel it grabbing out for you, send for the nurse."

The crowd began to riot and they grabbed hold of the man,
There was pushing, there was shoving and everybody ran.
The T.V. crew was there to film it, they jumped right over me,
Later on that evening, I watched it on T.V..

By: Bob Dylan

Copyright © 1990 Special Rider Music

6 Comments:

Blogger Granny said...

I though I knew Dylan pretty well but not that one. Thanks.

I think he's very like Woody Guthrie was. He wrote many things that never became really known. You have a wonderful way of researching the unique and offbeat.

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Matt said...

Great blog you have here :) Love your pet too!

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Thank you for your kind words Matt :>)

My Lady Omphale, isn't she lovely? I keep feeding her!

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Granny, Woody Guthrie was Bob Dylan's hero!

He visited him in hospital when Woody was ill.

Thank you for your kind words, the internet makes life so much easier though!

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Anonymous Teh Blogfather said...

Greetings from the wackiest mafia kingpin in town and beyond! :-)

Thanks for showing me some love - I've added you to the family [insert menacing music here] ;-)

Friday, 06 January, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

WoW Teh Blogfather!

X Big Love X

Mother "Tha Returned" Damnable

Friday, 06 January, 2006  

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