Friday, July 23, 2010

Bob Dylan's Top-10 21st-Century Love Couplets

1. “Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheelbarrow and wheeling her down the street” (“Things Have Changed”)

2. “I need somethin’ strong to distract my mind
I’m gonna look at you ’til my eyes go blind” (“Mississippi”)

3. “The wedding bells are ringing and the choir is beginning to sing
What looks good in the day, at night is another thing” (“Summer Days”)

4. “Got a hopped-up Mustang Ford
Jump into the wagon, love, throw your panties on the board” (“High Water [for Charlie Patton]”)

5. “Well, there’s preachers in the pulpits and babies in the cribs
I’m longin’ for that sweet fat that sticks to your ribs” (“Cry a While”)

6. “I got troubles so hard, I just can't stand the strain
Some young lazy slut has charmed away my brains” (“Rollin’ and Tumblin’”)

7. “I'm flat-out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears
This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years” (“Rollin’ and Tumblin’”)

8. “She been cooking all day and it's gonna take me all night
I can't eat all that stuff in a single bite” (“Nettie Moore”)

9. “One of these days, I'll end up on the run
I'm pretty sure she'll make me kill someone” (“My Wife’s Home Town”)

10. “Some of you women you really know your stuff
But your clothes are all torn and your language is a little too rough” (“Shake Shake Mama")

Bonus Love Couplet: “I been to St. Herman's church and I've said my religious vows
I've sucked the milk out of a thousand cows” (“Thunder on the Mountain")

(More Dylan:
Time Out of Mind:
I Shall Be Unreleased:
It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Plagiarizing:
Tell Tale Signs:
The Shot of Love Incident:
Live 1966: Royal Albert Hall:
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3:

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