My Back Pages (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton & George Harrison)

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  • Published on:  8/19/2011
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    Bob Dylan 30th Anniv of 1st album, 1992

    Crimson flames tied through my ears
    Rollin' high and mighty traps
    Pounced with fire on flaming roads
    Using ideas as my maps

    "We'll meet on edges, soon", said I
    Proud 'neath heated brow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
    "Rip down all hate", I screamed
    Lies that life is black and white
    Spoke from my skull, I dreamed

    Romantic facts of musketeers
    Foundationed deep, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Girls faces formed the forward path
    From phony jealousy
    To memorizing politics
    Of ancient history

    Flung down by corpse evangelists
    Unthought of though, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    A self-ordained professors tongue
    Too serious to fool
    Spouted out that liberty
    Is just equality in school

    "Equality", I spoke the word
    As if a wedding vow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    In a soldiers stance, I aimed my hand
    At the mongrel dogs who teach
    Fearing not I'd become my enemy
    In the instant that I preach

    My existence led by confusion boats
    Mutiny from stern to bow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
    Too noble to neglect
    Deceived me into thinking
    I had something to protect

    Good and bad, I define these terms
    Quite clear no doubt, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now
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