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Bob Dylan: Black Diamond Bay Meaning

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Up on the white veranda

She wears a necktie and a Panama hat

Her passport shows a face

From another time and place

She looks nothing like that

And all the remnants of her recent past

Are scattered in the wild wind

She walks...

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    m320753
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    Mar 12th, 2012 3:30pm report


    very good comment astorian, to take it one step further, it's about a group of oddballs on an island who don't pay attention to to warning signs that constantly surround them. rather they are more interested in their own personnal problems. compared to the world's troubles, Dylan finds it quite inane and gets another beer. his group of imaginery friends was just another Dylan daydream that only someone like him could make a great song about.and a somewhat funny one at that



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    astorian
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    Mar 9th, 2012 3:28pm report


    The bulk of the song is about the lives, loves and travails of a group of people trapped on a resort island that's about to be struck by an earthquake and volcano and sink into the ocean. In the end, the troubled young woman and everyone else on the island perishes.

    At that point, Dylan sings (probably from the perspective of an ordinary, average, blue-collar American watching TV) about seeing the disaster on the news, then calously turning it off and going to grab a beer.

    Dylan's point is probably that we see so many crises and disasters on TV that, after a while, we become jaded. We forget that EVERY victim of a disaster was a real, live, flesh and blood human being with real feelings, real families, real dreams. It's far too easy to see a deadly disaster in a far-off place and shrug it off.



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    m320753
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    Feb 11th, 2011 2:30pm report


    this song is just a very funny at times tale of resort island called black diamond bay. it weaves the odd characters in and out together through the song . the lonely greek , the man in the gambling room, the desk clerk and a couple more. each verse ends with a worsening report about the weather their. it ends with bob in l.a. hearing about it on the 7:00 news and how it didn't interest him because he never did plan to go anyway; to black diamond bay




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