May 24, 1941 in Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Bob Dylan is an American singer and songwriter. His early music was based in folk and blues, but in the mid-60s he 'went electric' and moved into rock territory. Over a six-decade career he has released a total of 36 studio albums. His output in the '60s, such as The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964), became synonymous with the counter-culture movement in the US. His music is largely defined by his lyrics, which incorporate social, political and literary elements. Since June, 1988 Dylan has toured almost continuously with a revolving line-up of musicians. Critics and fans have labelled this the Never Ending Tour, although Dylan himself dismisses the term.
3 months ago
I think this is a very cool song. I always wondered about the meaning but with Dylan you never know for sure. Like the little neighbor boy at the end of this song who smiles and says "nothing is revealed"; classic Bob. My take is that its a parable about the importance of giving of yourself and the struggle Dylan has to reconcile being "good" with the temptations of the world, like the house he is led to with "4 and 20 windows, and a woman's face in every one."