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« on: April 25, 2003, 05:12:02 AM »

The best Christian Lyricist is Bob Dylan.  


The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod,
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God.
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
For like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right
When He returns.

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through,
He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew.
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
Until He returns?

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
When He returns.
 
 

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Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions,
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring
down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon?
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

I had a woman down in Alabama,
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic,
She said, "Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out,
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic."
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

All that foreign oil controlling American soil,
Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed.
Sheiks walkin' around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings,
Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Man's ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more,
You can't rely no more to be standin' around waitin'
In the home of the brave, Jefferson turnin' over in his grave,
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters,
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency,
All non-believers and men stealers talkin' in the name of religion
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it.
They say lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions,
They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to
live it. There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin' boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin' I could do to stop it,
I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets,
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2003, 11:36:37 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2003, 04:10:35 AM »

Bob Dylan is a great artist. Slow train com'in is a landmark album. Thanks for that.

asaph

PS Hey, check out lyrics by Terry Scott Taylor. He's the Lead Singer of Daniel Amos. Great songwriter and singer.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2003, 05:53:10 AM »

i don't even know why someone would even THINK bob dylan was a christian.

He is also one of the WORST artists I've ever heard.  I use the term artist lightly.  His songs only sounded good after someone else re-did them.

dylan eeck
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2003, 04:26:50 PM »

Dylan underwent a conversion in the late 70s.  
His singing has deteriorated as of late.   His Lyrics and musicianship are still great though.  Anyway it fits the persona.  It's kind of a folk tradition to sing terribly.  His nasal sound is actually deliberate, I've grown to like it.  On certain tracks he drops it though.  Listen to his cut Blind Willie Mctell for an idea.  
It's not all Blowin in the Wind and the Times they are a Changin either.  He's been in some great electric Bands.  Most notibly The Band: Possibly the greatest band of all time.  
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2003, 04:49:58 PM »

i don't even know why someone would even THINK bob dylan was a christian.

He is also one of the WORST artists I've ever heard.  I use the term artist lightly.  His songs only sounded good after someone else re-did them.

dylan eeck

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2003, 04:52:10 PM »

Dylan underwent a conversion in the late 70s.  
His singing has deteriorated as of late.   His Lyrics and musicianship are still great though.  Anyway it fits the persona.  It's kind of a folk tradition to sing terribly.  His nasal sound is actually deliberate, I've grown to like it.  On certain tracks he drops it though.  Listen to his cut Blind Willie Mctell for an idea.  
It's not all Blowin in the Wind and the Times they are a Changin either.  He's been in some great electric Bands.  Most notibly The Band: Possibly the greatest band of all time.  


WOW!!!! Sammy thats the first post I can give you a DITTO
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2003, 06:29:00 AM »

Bob Dylan is a great artist. Slow train com'in is a landmark album. Thanks for that.

asaph

PS Hey, check out lyrics by Terry Scott Taylor. He's the Lead Singer of Daniel Amos. Great songwriter and singer.

Click Here: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9560/tstaylor.html

YES!!! I agree

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2003, 01:44:39 AM »

Ok.  Take away the "Christian" part for just a minute...Dylan?  Are you currently smoking what he smoked during 90% of his song writing sessions? *L*  Ok.  So I don't like Dylan and y'all do.  I can live with that.  *Twitches*
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2003, 04:42:17 AM »

Ok.  Take away the "Christian" part for just a minute...Dylan?  Are you currently smoking what he smoked during 90% of his song writing sessions? *L*  Ok.  So I don't like Dylan and y'all do.  I can live with that.  *Twitches*


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