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Bob Dylan’s Timeless Anthem: Like a Rolling Stone’ Rocked the World in 1965

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Like a Rolling Stone” is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was released in 1965 as part of his album “Highway 61 Revisited.” The song is often regarded as one of Dylan’s most influential and iconic compositions, and it played a significant role in shaping the direction of popular music during the 1960s.

“Like a Rolling Stone” is known for its poetic and introspective lyrics that explore themes of alienation, disillusionment, and the search for identity. The song’s title phrase has become a cultural reference point, symbolizing a sense of aimlessness or drifting through life. The song’s lyrics are characterized by their length and complexity, marking a departure from traditional pop song structures.

The song’s distinctive sound, with its electric guitar-driven arrangement, marked a departure from Dylan’s earlier folk music style, which led to both acclaim and controversy among his fan base. Dylan’s move towards electric music, often referred to as “going electric,” was a pivotal moment in his career and had a lasting impact on the evolution of popular music.

Like a Rolling Stone” is considered one of the greatest songs of all time and has been covered by numerous artists across various genres. Its influence on music and culture continues to be felt, and it remains a cornerstone of Bob Dylan’s legacy.

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Song Lyrics “Like A Rolling Stone”

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin’ out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You said you’d never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything he could steal

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They’re all drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you’d better take your diamond ring, you’d better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

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