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man & nature # 139 ~ kid & nature

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It pleases me no end that Bob Dylan, on his latest album, takes a rather unsubtle (for him) swipe at the relativists in the crowd. In his song, It's all good, he sings:

Big politician telling lies;
Restaurant kitchen all full of flies.
Don't make a bit of difference; don't see why it should.
But it's alright, cause its all good.
Its all good.
Its all good.

All good.
Said it's all good.

People in the country, People on the land.
Some of them so sick they can hardly stand.
Everybody would move away if they could
Its hard to believe but its all good.
Yeah... [chuckles]

Well widows cry; the orphans plea.
Everywhere you look there's more misery.
Come along with me babe, I wish you would.
You know what I'm sayin', it's all good.

All good.
I said it's all good.
All good.

Cold blooded killer stomp into town
Cop car's blinkin', something bad goin' down.
Buildings are crumblin, in the neighborhood.
But there's nothing to worry about, cause it's all good.
It's all good.
I say it's all good.

Dylan is going on a US Summer tour where all of the shows are in minor-league baseball stadiums. There's a show scheduled in Syracuse just after my birthday. The wife is already campaigning for her birthday present - a tree - so I don't think that is too soon to start dropping hints for mine.

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 12:00PM by Registered Commentergravitas et nugalis | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

It may be all good for the entertainer Mr Zimmerman - he's made his millions, but I'd think twice about making that statement regarding what's going on around the globe. Tell this to someone who hasn't had a meal in so long her belly is bloated....and her children are dying. Or those who are being shot daily by US soldiers in their back yards. If he's preaching acceptance - let's lie down and let it roll over us, well fine. But it's not "good". It just "is".

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike for more "It's good." I think not.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

MIke - you seem to have missed Dylan's point - it's NOT all good, In fact, he seems to think that Everything's Broken. I would agree.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergravitas et levitas

Is there a way to fix it?

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Is there a way to fix it?

No. Not as long as most continue to live, or want to live, The American Dream - which has come to mean little more than a life of wretched-excess consumption.

May 13, 2009 | Registered Commentergravitas et nugalis

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