Friday, April 13, 2007

Driftin' in the Wind

If you can listen to a song 1,000 times and still find something new and interesting on listen number 1,001, you know you have a great song on your hands. This morning, that song was Dylan's "Drifter's Escape" from John Wesley Harding:

"Well, the judge, he cast his robe aside,
A tear came to his eye,
'You fail to understand,' he said,
'Why must you even try?'
Outside, the crowd was stirring,
You could hear it from the door.
Inside, the judge was stepping down,
While the jury cried for more."

That verse almost works as slightly fragmented literature, or at least better than most law fiction.

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