I'm the oldest son of a crazy man, I'm in a cowboy band.
A million faces at my feet but all I see are dark eyes.
Done laid around, done stayed aroundThis old town too longAnd it seems like I've got to travel on
Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter.
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Up north, you could find these radio stations with no name on the dials that played pre-rock 'n' roll things - country blues. We would hear Slim Harpo or Lightnin' Slim and gospel groups, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama. I was so far north, I didn't even know where Alabama was
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed. Bob Dyla
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
The man in the coon skin cap in the pig pen wants eleven dollar bills, you've only got ten.
Cop comes down the street crazy as a loon, he throws us in jail for carrying harpoons.
If you ever tell anyone about Jonah's sexual dysfunction, I'll never play music again.
Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way. Bob D
I gaze into the doorway of temptation's angry flame And every time I pass that way I always hear my name
Aretha with no goals, eternally single & one step soft of heaven/ let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats & her earth & her musical secrets
The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.
Got no religion. Tried a bunch of different religions. The churches are divided. Can't make up their minds and neither can I.
I could stay with you forever and never realize the time.
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.
There's eyes behind the mirrors in empty places.
Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
If ever asked to look at yourself, don't.
We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming.
Art can lead you to God. I think that's the purpose of everything. If it's not doing that, what's it doing? It's leading you the other way. It's certainly not leading you nowhere.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I was sick of the way my lyrics had been extrapolated, their meanings subverted into polemics and that I had been anointed as the Big Bubba of Rebellion, High Priest of Protest, the Duke of Disobedience, Leader of the Freeloaders, Kaiser of Apostasy, Archbishop of Anarchy, the Big Cheese. Horrible t
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dyla
When the deeds that you do don't add up to zero.
Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking 'bout the government.