This is the proof that Bob Dylan's lyrics are pure poetry

Bob Dylan's fans have pored over his lyrics for more than 50 years and few artists in rock history have seen so many of their songs covered by other musicians, including Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Eddie Vedder.

Here are some of his greatest lines from the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature:

ndated handout of Bob Dylan

Positively 4th Street

Yes, I wish that for just one time

You could stand inside my shoes

You'd know what a drag it is to see you

Visions Of Johanna

Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial

Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while

But Mona Lisa must've had the highway blues

You can tell by the way she smiles

Masters of War

You that build all the bombs

You that hide behind walls

You that hide behind desks

I just want you to know

I can see through your mask

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Come writers and critics

Who prophesise with your pen

And keep your eyes wide

The chance won't come again

Like A Rolling Stone

You used to laugh about

Everybody that was hanging out

Now you don't talk so loud

Now you don't seem so proud

About having to be scrounging for your next meal

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Advertising signs that con you

Into thinking you're the one

That can do what's never been done

That can win what's never been won

Meantime life outside goes on all around you


Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties

Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise

While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell

An innocent man in a living hell

That's the story of the Hurricane

But it won't be over till they clear his name

And give him back the time he's done

Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world.

Just Like A Woman

With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls

She takes just like a woman, yes

She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does

And she aches just like a woman

But she breaks just like a little girl

Maggie's Farm

I try my best/To be just like I am

But everybody wants you/To be just like them

They sing while you slave/And I just get bored

The Man In The Long Black Coat

Every man's conscience is vile and depraved

You cannot depend on it to be your guide when it's you who must keep it satisfied

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