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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 11:33 PM
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One Dylan Song I did not hear in this movie...With God on Our Side.
It just about describes our culture now...beating up everyone with God on our Side. So sad.

http://bobdylan.com/songs/withgod.html

Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 11:35 PM
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1. Thought I heard it last night in part one nt
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 11:38 PM
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2. I taped it, will check. Powerful song.
I taped both parts.
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:10 AM
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5. heh, "tape" - how quaint
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:18 AM
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6. Not sure how that was meant.
I do DVD as well. In case that is what you meant. I am in the process of transferring all my "tapes" to DVD....so the DVD/VCR recorder is tied up with that right now.

I have a great machine that is doing a good job of it.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:30 AM
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11. Parts of it were played several times...
I was a bit surprised we never got The Times They Are A'Changin...20/20 hindsight? :-(

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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:01 AM
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3. It was played in part 1, just not in its entirety.
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Dancing_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:07 AM
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4. Right
What a great song it is.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:51 AM
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7. Dylan is like Shakespeare...

He will be remembered and loved for centuries.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:32 AM
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12. I STILL think he's a traitor for 'going electric'.
;-)

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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:29 AM
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14. lol...Dylan is a traitor to everyone...

...but himself.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:08 AM
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15. I agree-not many people are that gifted with words and imagery
Shakespeare has very few peers in his class, but Dylan is one of them. Not just anyone can come up with lines like "In a world of steel-eyed deaf men who are fighting to be warm", or hundreds upon hundreds of other examples from Dylan's work.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:03 AM
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8. what movie?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:08 AM
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9. The two parter on PBS.
It was last night and tonight. Well, it is 2 am, so I should reword that. I think there is another show on tomorrow night. Need to check.

http://www.pbs.org/previews/american_masters_dylan /

It was great.

This is on tomorrow night.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/getupstandup /

The program traces the birth of protest songs back to the American union movement and explores the impact of pop culture in politicizing the baby boomer generation during the Vietnam era. It delves into the history of politics and protest in black music, from the civil rights movement and pacifism to black separatism and gangsta rap. The music in GET UP, STAND UP is omnipresent, moving seamlessly from "The Times They Are A-Changin'" to "Power to the People." By weaving together historical footage and commentary from today's musicians and music critics, the program puts the power of pop into perspective. From the 1970s on, American musicians began taking on larger and larger issues in countries as diverse and far-flung as Bangladesh and Tibet. Benefit concerts and individual hit songs, including Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" and USA for Africa's "We Are the World," raised millions while capturing the attention of billions worldwide.
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:17 AM
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10. Bits of it were in both parts. With Joan Baez. n/t
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BeTheChange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:57 AM
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13. I think the administration since Reagan has been a "Slow Train"
Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions,
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring
down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon?
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

I had a woman down in Alabama,
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic,
She said, "Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out,
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic."
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

All that foreign oil controlling American soil,
Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed.
Sheiks walkin' around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings,
Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Man's ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more,
You can't rely no more to be standin' around waitin'
In the home of the brave, Jefferson turnin' over in his grave,
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters,
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency,
All non-believers and men stealers talkin' in the name of religion
And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it.
They say lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions,
They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to
live it. There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin' boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin' I could do to stop it,
I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets,
There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend.
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