Talkin’ World War III Blues


supplied on YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Talkin ‘ World War III Blues · Bob Dylan / Bob Dylan The Freewheelin ‘ Bob Dylan ℗ originally published in 1963 .


15 Responses

  1. my favorite dylan song

  2. Hypnotize300 says:

    one hundred thanks for this beautiful song !

  3. They ( Even Bob ) doan make stuff like this nowadays.
    Glad I caught it first time round.
    Sittin' on the step,
    doin' LSD laced sugar cubes.

  4. Nurse get your pad,the boys insane

  5. Ken Damon says:

    Tell me about it.

  6. Bob dylan was just tuned in more than most people, Google Truth contest and tune in to the source. 

  7. Dirty Dillon says:

    Some time ago a crazy dream came to me
    I dreamt I was walkin’ into World War Three
    I went to the doctor the very next day
    To see what kinda words he could say
    He said it was a bad dream
    I wouldn’t worry ’bout it none, though
    They were my own dreams and they’re only in my head

    I said, “Hold it, Doc, a World War passed through my brain”
    He said, “Nurse, get your pad, this boy’s insane”
    He grabbed my arm, I said, “Ouch!”
    As I landed on the psychiatric couch
    He said, “Tell me about it”

    Well, the whole thing started at 3 o’clock fast
    It was all over by quarter past
    I was down in the sewer with some little lover
    When I peeked out from a manhole cover
    Wondering who turned the lights on

    Well, I got up and walked around
    And up and down the lonesome town
    I stood a-wondering which way to go
    I lit a cigarette on a parking meter and walked on down the road
    It was a normal day

    Well, I rung the fallout shelter bell
    And I leaned my head and I gave a yell
    “Give me a string bean, I’m a hungry man”
    A shotgun fired and away I ran
    I don’t blame them too much though, I know I look funny

    Down at the corner by a hot-dog stand
    I seen a man
    I said, “Howdy friend, I guess there’s just us two”
    He screamed a bit and away he flew
    Thought I was a Communist

    Well, I spied a girl and before she could leave
    “Let’s go and play Adam and Eve”
    I took her by the hand and my heart it was thumpin’
    When she said, “Hey man, you crazy or sumpin’
    You see what happened last time they started”

    Well, I seen a Cadillac window uptown
    And there was nobody aroun’
    I got into the driver’s seat
    And I drove down 42nd Street
    In my Cadillac. Good car to drive after a war

    Well, I remember seein’ some ad
    So I turned on my Conelrad
    But I didn’t pay my Con Ed bill
    So the radio didn’t work so well
    Turned on my record player—
    It was Rock-a-day Johnny singin’, “Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa
    Our Love’s A-gonna Grow Ooh-wah, Ooh-wah”

    I was feelin’ kinda lonesome and blue
    I needed somebody to talk to
    So I called up the operator of time
    Just to hear a voice of some kind
    “When you hear the beep it will be three o’clock”
    She said that for over an hour
    And I hung up

    Well, the doctor interrupted me just about then
    Sayin’, “Hey I’ve been havin’ the same old dreams
    But mine was a little different you see
    I dreamt that the only person left after the war was me
    I didn’t see you around”

    Well, now time passed and now it seems
    Everybody’s having them dreams
    Everybody sees themselves
    Walkin’ around with no one else
    Half of the people can be part right all of the time
    Some of the people can be all right part of the time
    But all of the people can’t be all right all of the time
    I think Abraham Lincoln said that
    “I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours”
    I said that

    Copyright © 1963, 1966 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1994 by Special Rider Music

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  8. Dirty Dillon says:

    And I drove down 42nd street in my Cadillac. Sounds like a reference to you don't mess around with Jim. By Jim Croce 

  9. Mark8395217 says:

    Gimme a string bean I'm a hungry man, a shotgun fired and away I ran…

  10. proves that Blacks did NOT invent "Rap". Except Dylan has something to say.

  11. Bret Fisher says:

    …"In my Cadillac..Good car to drive…after a war."

  12. He has seemed prophetic at times

  13. Guy Kelley says:

    What Go's Around Will Come Back Around Again and Again and Again ! Now It's Obama's and The Police State's Turn !

  14. I'm doing a Yorkshire version of the song in a Sheffield accent, "Turned on mi record player, it wer Arctic Monkeys singing, I'll tell thi Ma an tell thi Pa, tha a mardy arse ooh arr-ooh arr."

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