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Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues Meaning

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Song Released: 1965


Subterranean Homesick Blues Lyrics

Johny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God...

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    xlnttech
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    Oct 18th, 2014 10:09pm report


    protest song
    tim leary want to be's
    not for conflict in nam
    have never heard a re-make.... ha ha.

    can you sing it ?



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    m320753
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    May 1st, 2012 5:44am report


    it's about living in NYC and is the 1st music video ever made in the opening of don't look back



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2012 4:21pm report


    Its about a kid heading down a bad path... Dylans giving advice in some cases but the firt couple verses foccus primarily on the kid.



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    yoopertrout
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    Mar 17th, 2012 3:11pm report


    It seems apparent that this song is a recipe for who to live underground without getting caught. I think of this song as being proto-rap.




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