Re: [Harp-L] Chugging and Choo-Choo Noises
Very cool Richard
Loved his words...not so much his harp.
> On Oct 17, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Mike Wilbur wrote:
> <One of my favorite lines " it takes a train to cry ". Just can't remember what song that came from.
> The song in question is Bob Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry."
> As per many of Dylan's songs, those words never appear in the lyrics:
> I ride the mail train
> I can't buy a thrill
> I been up all night baby
> Leaning on the window sill
> And if I die on top of the hill
> If I don't make it
> I know my baby will
> Don't the moon look good
> Comin' up over the trees
> Don't the sun look good
> Comin' up over the sea
> Don't the brakeman look good
> Flaggin' down the double E
> And don't my gal look fine
> When she's running after me
> Well the winter time is comin'
> The panes are filled with frost
> I went to tell everybody
> But I could not get across
> I want to be your lover babe
> I don't wanna be your boss
> Don't say I didn't warn you
> When your train gets lost
> In my interpretation, the first verse is a meditation on the loneliness of fame; the second is a wistful summary of life's simple pleasures; and the third is a direct message to his audience to stop thinking of him as a prophet, and start thinking for themselves.
> And a train runs through it, from the title on.
> Is that some great f---in' stuff, or what?
> regards, Richard Hunter
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