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Keith Meisner - Song To Bob Dylan

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https://www.twitter.com/keith_meisner https://www.facebook.com/keithmeisnermusic Song to Bob Dylan - From a Scottish fan as the song explains.... I tried to sum up how I first heard of Bob, what it means to grow up with his songs and still being able to go and see him perform live. In the year of the millennium, Bob Dylan rambled into Aberdeen My life was changed that moment on, I was just thirteen I didn't have a clue who you were, although I'd heard of Jimi Hendrix And All Along The Watchtower, now I had two tickets To go and see the guy who had wrote that song, cause our friends couldn't go So me and my old man went along, was my first ever music show The very next day i got a few albums, started right from the beginning. Got the self titled, The Freewheelin' and The TimesThey Are A Changin' I wondered who the girl was you were holdin', I wanted the jacket that you were wearin' But most of all I wanted to sound like you, I felt every word that you were singing Chorus: In the year of the millennium Bob Dylan rambled into Aberdeen, my life was changed that moment on, I was just thirteen My Mum and Dad bought me an acoustic guitar and I slammed and banged it around Taught myself a couple of chords until i could play the Ballad of Hollis Brown Your songs taught me how to play the guitar, also taught me about history About the power of words and how to write a song, these were the gifts you gave to me And every weekend I got another album, they were old but new to me Soon my mind was filled with images, of a ghost of electricity And Einstein and Casanova they were there on Desolation Row And the President standing naked and things that Mr Jones doesn't know Chorus Then you played at Stirling Castle, less than 1 year had passed But by that time I knew most of your songs, since I'd seen you last. I stodd and watched you in the rain, my mind it was firmly set The sun going down on the Ochil Hills as you played Not Dark Yet I read about your life story, and respected everything you did You hitchhiked to New York to sing for Woody, when you were just a kid You sang out against war and for civil rights and laid your neck out on the line You followed your heart, changed your art, always one step ahead of your time Chorus And me and my Dad drive around, to see you maybe a couple of times a year Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, and wonder what songs we'll hear I just feel lucky, that i get to see you play Like many I've grown up with your songs, I probably sing one everyday And when the time came to write my own, I pinched a few lines from you And a couple of chords here and there, I guess that you did too :) Was maybe just a simple twist of fate, that i gotta see you when I did You're still out there on the road almost every night, inspiring other kids Chorus