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Bob Dylan: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Meaning


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I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Lyrics

Close your eyes, close your door
You don't have to worry any more
I'll be your baby tonight.

Shut the light, shut the shade
You don't have to be afraid
I'll be your baby tonight.

Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away
We're gonna forget...


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    Mar 19th, 2012 3:13pm report

    while the above intepratation is off the mark, i'll be your baby tonight was a song written for joan baez who was dating or at least still in love with dylan in the mid 60s. at that time before he hit it big he attracted many older women who wanted to mother him, for what ever reason he said sure!! now the qusetion is did he really write it for joan or did he write for the many other women who wanted to baby him. dylan's not saying, so many NYC women might rightly think he wrote it for them.


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    Mar 12th, 2012 3:31pm report

    I Am My Own Grandpa by Guy Lombardo or Willie Nelson or Ray Stevens (I don't do research)

    Now many many years ago when I was twenty-three
    I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be
    This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
    My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed

    this is a funny song but my story might be weirder because when I was 23 something else happened that was unlikely. well really i was 46 but got split into halves. half of me went with my husband & the other half with my boyfriend. the half that went with my husband got all beat up into a pulp & mashed & lied to and called names like ho and mutt & I turned into a knobish nub of nerves and open flesh, so that part of me was no longer very attractive or even alive. it/i was rank & ripe & stanky. the half that went with my boyfriend grew into a captivating giant with glorious thick shiny hair, an ample plump bosom or two and very lengthy arms. i had great lips and adored music from most every single genre. i was a colossus adored by many...

    This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
    My daughter was my mother 'cause she was my father's wife
    To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
    I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy

    the behemoth 23 year old "me" copulated with everyone in the nation. boys, girls, friends, parents, in-laws, cousins, trolls, horses, grandpas, mice.. you name it and i pretty much did it. hence i became pregnant with an alien child. (it seems silly, i know. but it really is so.) i am going to be the father/mother of a bouncing baby beast soon. i have NO earthly idea what the child is going to look like but i know i feel authentic fear. i think once it is birthed i will become its sister and brother too and maybe even its friend although my grandpa told me we ain't sposed to be friendly with our offspring because our role is to punify them. i think life for me now due to all of this promiscuity that recently took place is very complicated indeed. pay attention to this children & donkeys and buy stock in birth control. it just makes good sense.

    My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad
    And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
    For if he was my uncle, then that also made him br'ther
    Of the widow's grown-up daughter who was also my stepmother

    for a while my uncle was my boyfriend/husband which makes my cousins my actual children. my aunts would also be my uncle's wives which since i think of him as a brother they are like my sisters even tho' we were living as mormons. this makes me my grandpas daughter and his daughter-in-law too so my mom was my sister since i was "with" my grandpa's son in a very intimate way. but then i was interpenetrated by my actual brother who gave me two children and they are "boys". this happened in real life i am certain. they are inbred forest dwellers from appalachia and there is nothing "wrong" with that. they love their mommy in a very normal way. when i tell them to squeal like pigs they laugh and then kiss each other with kindness. my incredibly off-kilter brother/son who is my sons' uncle/brother told their grandpa to please wear his underwear backwards or vice versa. this is all true. it HAPPENED. the dog is my lover but she is also my friend and pet. this makes her my parents because she is like god to me. i dress her in my panties occasionally, but people think it is "sick". this is all very difficult for many reasons.. henceforth when people say "dog is my copilot", we TRULY know what is going on.

    Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
    And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son
    My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
    Because altho' she is my wife, she's my grandmother too

    everybody in the world including hobos & nuns & pilgrims have now become part of my gigantic unborn fetus/baby. it is an honest thrill to be-hopefully- delivering this "whopper" soon. i hope my uterus doesn't explode (again). uteruses are different from vaginas as my uncle's great nephew can inform you.. he aced the vagina test in school & all of us are "real proud" except for his genuine grandpa who is probably embarrassed by a lot of vagina talk.

    Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild
    And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
    For now I have become the strangest case I ever saw
    As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa

    i just had lunch with my girlfriend who was my virtual lover in secret. we don't mention it because it is too embarrassing for her. she'd rather that it all simply disappeared and i understand.. it's awkward a little bit but we skirt around the issue very well these days. after lunch, i sent her a picture of my crotch for old time sake and she emoticonned me. i can see that this situation is odd because i am a "grown-up". sometimes i feel alone because everyone I know is hiding inside of my womb. these types of things do not usually happen to every single person so i try to remember that although i am my own grandpa i am special. perhaps alone right now, but very special indeed.

    Oh I'm my own grandpa
    I'm my own granpa
    It sounds funny I know,
    But it really is so
    Oh I'm my own grandpa

    so i want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who fornicated me in this loving way. :)

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