Sunday, October 18, 2015

Song of the Week: "Idiot Wind"

It's been a couple of years since I put up a Bob Dylan song. This is one of my favorites, and contains some of my favorite lyrics he ever wrote: "You’ll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above/And I’ll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love/And it makes me feel so sorry." There's a longing in this song, and a cynicism, and a pain, and an anger, and a catharsis. This song has everything, swirling around a cycle of electric guitars and raw emotion. It almost sounds like it's never going to end. It sounds like an answer to "Like a Rolling Stone" How does it feel? I can't feel anymore.

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