5 Bob Dylan songs that reach out to the traveler in you

By Dilip Merala | Published:Wed, January 20, 2016 12:07pm

An artist with a traveler's heart

There are artists and then there is Bob Dylan -- the legend who rose to prominence in the '60s with songs that became anthems for the anti-war movements. While no words can do justice to the genius of Bob Dylan, a lot has been written about his songs and their impact on society. If you are traveler, chances are that you would already have seen a travel angle in a lot of his numbers. Often, the way he even describes a state of mind draws a beautiful picture of a place one would love to visit. These 5 songs hold testimony to the fact that Bob Dylan is indeed a traveler at heart and inspire you to be one too!

Mr Tambourine man

"Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow."

Gotta travel on

"Done laid around, done stayed around
This old town too lonSummer's almost gone, winter's coming on
Done laid around, done stayed around
This old town too lonAnd it seems like I've got to travel on
And it seems like I've got to travel on."

Blind Willie Mctell

"Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, "This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To Jerusalem"
I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell"

If you ever go to Houston

"If you're ever down there
On Bagby and Lamar
You better watch out for
The man with the shining star
Better know where you're going...

Well, I know these streets
I've been here before
I nearly got killed here
During the Mexican War
Something always
Keeps me coming back for more
I know these streets
I've been here before...

If you ever go to Austin
Fort Worth or San Anton'
Find the barrooms I got lost in
And send my memories home"

Like a rolling stone

"How does it feel, ah how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone"

Published:Wed, January 20, 2016 12:07pm

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