Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stupid Songs

John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan

Ooh, spelling error right off the bat.
John Wesley Harding
Was a friend to the poor,
He trav'led with a gun in ev'ry hand.

That'd be forty guns. No wait, two.
All along this countryside,
He opened a many a door,

What the hell does that mean?
But he was never known
To hurt an honest man.

He was, however, interested in killing Negroes.
'Twas down in Chaynee County,
A time they talk about,

Ah yes, the onion-belted elders among us.
With his lady by his side
He took a stand.

Clicheometer rising...
And soon the situation there
Was all but straightened out,
For he was always known
To lend a helping hand.

Clicheometer smashed by stray deus ex machina.
All across the telegraph
His name it did resound,

Turn down that telegraph you crazy kids!

Rest of rebel millionaire's idiot music ignored due to boredom.
But no charge held against him
Could they prove.
And there was no man around
Who could track or chain him down,
He was never known
To make a foolish move.

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