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Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues Meaning

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Song Released: 1965


Subterranean Homesick Blues Lyrics

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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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