BOB DYLAN: JEWISH HOLOCAUST DENIER
Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle Video
When this video first hit the streets many observers were wondering why all the
violence? The answer is simple, the stalker is A. J. Weberman – Dylan hates me and
would like to hit me in the knees with a baseball bat. In 1971 Dylan loved to threaten
me. Dylan would tell me while I was coming down from caffeine citrate after hanging
out all day with him in his studio as the sky grew progressively gray. “Al, if you get into
my life I might gain a soul.”
I get it. The girl in the video! Dylan told me if I ever messed with his wife he would
beat the shit out of me and I had messed with her that very day when he came after me
on Elizabeth Street and that lonesome bell tolled in that valley of stone as I bathed in his
pure white heat. The woman in the video is Sarah Dylan.
The Gasolio Brothers? There is no such group. Live in concert. This is the
sickness implying that many Jews gassed during the Holocaust are actually
alive. He will get his someday.
One of the first videos I posted on You-Tube was called Rock Doves. I
subsequently removed it.
In the early 1970’s I became friendly with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Here I am going through trash.
Note the badge. Dylan said I had a pig mentality. Said I outta wear a badge.
After Dylan attacked me on Elizabeth Street he ripped off my FREE BOB
DYLAN DLF button and threw it to the ground. Just before I am dumped
someone throws a small object out the window of the van.
Here I am, a stalker who got what was coming to him for interfering with a
superstar’s life and career.
Forty years ago Bob Dylan was one proud Jew. Now Dylan is in the land of sick,
self-hating and Israel hating Holocaust denial psychopathology. As a researcher for the
Jewish Defense Organization I have witnessed a progression that Jews like Zimmerman
make from anti-Zionism to Holocaust denial. Alfred Lilienthal was the first Jew to come
out against the State of Israel in a piece for Readers Digest Magazine. From there
Lilienthal went on to claiming that the Diary of Anne Frank was a forgery and speaking at
Holocaust denial meetings of the Institute for Historical Review, a Nazi front group. I
have witnessed a similar progression take place in Bob Dylan. He started out by writing
pro-Hitler lines in his 1965 book Tarantula and the liner notes to his LPs after he crashed
with a Nazi named Ray Gooch. From there he embedded racist subcontent in his lyrics.
Then, during his Christian period, he wrote that the Jews were forever cursed and exiled
for having killed Christ. Next he protested against Israeli suppression of the intifada in
Under the Red Sky. He went on to compare Israel to Nazi Germany and finally wrote that
hundreds of thousands, not millions of Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. His
latest CD also contains embedded racist content. So we are really not dealing with a
human being here. We are trying to understand schtick dreck.
Chronicles, Dylan’s autobiography. Robert Allen Zimmerman, Jewish on both sides
of his family, was born in May 1941. Had Nazi Germany had triumphed over the Allies
the Zimmerman family would all have been rounded up and systematically murdered.
You would think self-preservation, the first law of nature, would have made Robert
Allen Zimmerman hate Nazis and Nazism. But for most of his life this sick puppy admired
Adolf Hitler. Dylan’s beliefs were reinforced or inculcated by his benefactor Raymond
Gooch who was born on February 16, 1931 and died on October 15, 1991. Gooch’s SS
#224-38-4122 was issued in Virginia. Gooch was a follower of neo-Nazi George Lincoln
Rockwell and a member of the American Nazi Party. Chronicles, “I was in New York City,
communists or no communists. There were probably plenty around. Plenty of fascists,
too. Plenty of would-be left-wing dictators and right-wing dictators. Radicals of all
Dylan kept his association with Gooch secret for decades. He told
reporters that in 1961 he crashed in doorways and was a street
person. Dylan, however, would have frozen to death. He wrote that he
lived with Dave and Terry Van Ronk, in their roach infested 15th Street
pad. He also stated that he crashed at the Hotel Earle, a flea bag hotel
located not far from Washington Square Park. Then he wrote that he
moved in with McKenzie family on West 30th Street. Maybe he
crashed in all these places but in his autobiography Chronicles he
revealed for the first time that spent most of his time in the far West Village pad of Ray
Ray was maybe ten years older than me - from Virginia he was like an old
wolf, gaunt and battle scarred - came from a long line of ancestry made up
of bishops, generals, even a colonial governor. He was a nonconformist, a
nonintegrator and a Southern nationalist. He and Chloe lived in the place
like they were hiding out. Ray was like a character from out of some of the
songs I'd been singing, someone who had seen life, done deeds and lived
romances-had traipsed around, had a broad grasp of the country, its
conditions. Though there was an undercurrent of upheaval reverberating,
and in a few years the American cities would tremble, Ray took little
interest, said the real action was "in the Congo."
“Ray was maybe ten years older than me - from Virginia he was like an old wolf,
gaunt and battle-scarred” old wolf sounds like Rommel, the Nazi desert wolf “came
from a long line of ancestry made up of bishops, generals, even a colonial governor” his
ancestor, Sir William Gooch was a colonial governor of Virginia. He was a real American,
not some child of second generation immigrants like Dylan “He was a nonconformist” he
did not go along with the liberal orientation of New York City “a nonintegrator” he
believed in the separation of the races, he was a racist “and a Southern nationalist” and
he believed the South should succeed from the Union rather than give up Jim Crow “He
and Chloe lived in the place like they were hiding out. Ray was like a character from out
of some of the songs I'd been singing, someone who had seen life, done deeds and lived
romances-had traipsed around, had a broad grasp of the country, its conditions” he was
unhappy with the way Whites were being treated “Though there was an undercurrent
of upheaval” though there was an undercurrent of a great change and disturbance
“reverberating” which would have a prolonged and continuing effect “and in a few years
the American cities would tremble, Ray took little interest, said the real action was ‘in
the Congo’” if you really want to kill n-worders become a mercenary in the Belgian
Ray had an elite background, even studied at Camden Military Academy in
South Carolina, which he had left with ‘sincere and utter hatred.’ He'd also
been ‘expelled with gratitude’ from Wake Forest Divinity School, a religious
college. Ray wasn't like that. He wasn't somebody who would leave any
footprints on the sands of time, but there was something special about
him. He had blood in his eyes, the face of a man who could do no wrong---
total lack of viciousness or wickedness or even sinfulness in his face. He
seemed like a man who could conquer and command anytime he wished
to. Ray was mysterious as Hell.
Had Gooch been expelled because of his Nazi beliefs? Dylan wrote that “Ray
wasn't somebody who would leave any footprints on the sands of time” Ray would not
make history “but there was something special about him” yet he had an amazing
influence on me, more so than anyone else “He had blood in his eyes” “blood” descent
from a common ancestor; parental lineage was apparent in his thoughts “the face of a
man who could do no wrong” he was a White American Protestant Southerner, the
pride of the White race “total lack of viciousness or wickedness or even sinfulness in his
face” and his race manifested the highest qualities of America “He seemed like a man
who could conquer and command anytime he wished to” it was men like Ray Gooch
who made America a world power “Ray was mysterious as Hell” mysterious, Satan is
also mysterious. Keep this word in mind when I translate the “the mystery tramp” as
Hitler in Like a Rolling Stone.
Dylan described Ray’s arms cache “Everything in plain
sight. A lot of firearms, too. You'd think that Ray was part
of the police force or a licensed gunsmith or something.
There were different parts of guns - of pistols, large frame,
small frame, Taurus Tracker pistol, a pocket pistol, trigger
guards, everything like in a compost heap, altered guns”
semi-automatics converted to machine guns “guns with
shortened barrels” sawed-off shotguns “different brands of
guns - Ruger, Browning, a single-action Navy pistol, everything poised to work, shined
out. You'd walk into this room” you would enter his life “and feel like you were under
the vigilance of some unsleeping eye.” Gooch was a vigilante “It was weird. Ray was
anything but a macho tough guy. I asked him once what he did with all this stuff back
there, what it was for. ‘Tactical response,’ he said.” A tactical response is an armed
response involving paramilitary operations that are small, close to base, and of short-
term duration, like shooting a n-worder that riots. Ray Gooch was a walking time bomb
as many Nazis are. Chronicles continues:
Ray was a Southerner and made no bones about it, but he would have been
antislavery as much as he would have been antiunion. ‘Slavery should have
been outlawed from the start,’ he said. ‘It was diabolical. Slave power
makes it impossible for free workers to make a decent living-it had to be
Gooch did not look at slavery in terms of racism but from the point of view of a
poor White competing with the Blacks for jobs and even Dylan had to admit:
Ray was pragmatic. Sometimes it was as if he had no heart or soul. Ray was
not a guy who had nothing on his mind. He knew what he thought and he
knew how to express it, didn't make room in his life for mistakes. The
mundane things in life didn't register with him. He seemed to have some
golden grip on reality, didn't sweat the small stuff, quoted the Psalms and
slept with a pistol near his bed. At times he could say things that had way
too much edge. Once he said that President Kennedy wouldn't last out his
term because he was a Catholic. When he said it, it made me think about
my grandmother, who said to me that the Pope is the king of the Jews.
Not only did Gooch hate Blacks, he hated Catholics just as the Klan once did. Dylan’s
remark about his grandmother makes me wonder if he inherited some particular gene
from her? Dylan didn’t hate Catholics and thought this remark could be a self-fulfilling
prophecy and that Gooch was a potential assassin of President Kennedy. Chronicles
How much did I know about that cataclysmic event [the Civil War]?
Probably close to nothing. There weren't any great battles fought out
where I grew up. No Chancellorsvilles, Bull Runs, Fredericksburgs or
Peachtree Creeks. What I knew about it was that it was a war fought about
States' Rights and it ended slavery.
“States Rights” is a dog whistle phrase meaning racism and segregation.
Ray had said that New York City was the city that won the Civil War came
out on top that the wrong side had lost that that slavery was evil and that
the thing would have died out anyway Lincoln or no Lincoln. I heard him say
it and thought it was a mysterious and bad thing to say but if he said it, he
said it and that's all there is to it.
“Ray had said that New York City was the city that won the Civil War came out on
top” Ray, a neo-Confederate, blamed the Jews for starting the Civil War so that they
could benefit economically “that the wrong side had lost” that the Confederacy should
have won “that that slavery was evil and that the thing would have died out anyway”
after how long? “Lincoln or no Lincoln” and that Lincoln was evil “I heard him say it and
thought it was a mysterious.” it created a feeling of strangeness, curiosity, and wonder,
again the word “mysterious” in connection with a racist leader “and bad thing to say”
and was a bad thing to express; but not to think about “but if he said it, he said it and
that's all there is to it” but if the great Raymond Gooch said it, it was true!
Ray was working in a tool-and-die factory in Brooklyn, but before that had
drifted around, had been employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend
and also at an Omaha slaughterhouse on the kill floor. Once I asked him
what that was like. ‘You ever heard of Auschwitz?’
Gooch compared the slaughter of animals to the slaughter of Jews; if Gooch would
have known that Dylan was Jewish he would probably not have asked him if he ever
heard about Auschwitz. What Jew hadn’t? Dylan responded:
Sure I had, who hadn't? It was one of the Nazi death camps in Europe and
Adolf Eichmann, the chief Nazi Gestapo organizer who'd managed them,
had been put on trial recently in Jerusalem. He'd escaped after the war and
was captured by the Israelis at a bus stop in Argentina. His trial was a big
In other words the Eichmann trial was blown out of proportion; In his book
Tarantula Dylan wrote, “so i shoot dope once in a while. big deal.”
Dylan was not always a Jewish traitor and historical revisionist. In Talkin John Birch
Society Blues 1962 he wrote, “Now we all agree with Hitler’s' views / Although he killed
six million Jews.” In With God On Our Side 1962 he wrote “though they murdered six
million in the ovens they fried / The Germans now too have God on their side” however,
at an unknown point in time, Dylan began omitting this verse from the song.
Evidence that there was something radically wrong with Bob Dylan’s brain surfaced
in Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1964, “I talked with one of the sons of Germany” I spoke
with a Nazi who was really nothing more than a patriotic German. The word “son” can
be looked at in two ways. It can mean a young man or a patriot, as in “sons of the
American Revolution “while walkin’ once on foreign ground” while visiting East
Germany “an’ I learned that he regards Adolf Hitler as we here in the states regard
Robert E. Lee” I and learned that he regards Hitler as a misguided patriot.
In Some Other Kinds of Songs 1964 Dylan ridiculed Israelis for not forgiving the Nazis
and expressed sympathy for the mass murderer Eichmann and the high-ranking Nazi
and Hitler henchman Rudolph Hess who was the only prisoner at Spandau Prison after
being convicted of War Crimes at Nuremberg. Dylan calls him a “hermit.”
irma goes t’ Israel an’ writes me that there, they hate nazis much more ‘n
we over here do. eichmann dies yes, an’ west germany sends eighty-year-
old pruned-out gestapo hermit off t’ the penitentiary.
In his book Tarantula 1965 he wrote, “down with you sam. down with your
answers too. Hitler did not change history. Hitler WAS history” Down with America,
Uncle Sam, and your reasons for fighting in World War II. What Zimmerman is saying
here is that Hitler was not a leader who was a charismatic demagogue who imposed his
genocidal and militaristic ideas on Germany, but Hitler came to power because of
history – that is the Treaty of Versailles imposed unfair harsh penalties on Germany and
the German people. Never a bad word about Hitler of Nazism from Herr Zimmermann!
In Promoting Democracy--An Obsession Whose Time Has Passed crypto-Nazi Ron Paul
Promoting democracy is now our nation’s highest ideal. Wilson started it
with his ill-advised drive to foolishly involve us in World War I. His utopian
dream was to make the world safe for democracy. Instead, his naiveté and
arrogance promoted our involvement in the back-to-back tragedies of
World War I and World War II. It’s hard to imagine the rise of Hitler in
World War II without the Treaty of Versailles.
Also from Tarantula “we must be willing to die for freedom (end of fact) now what I
wanna know about the fact is this: could Hitler have said it?” “Freedom” represents the
free world - the countries of the world that have democratic and capitalistic or
moderately socialistic systems rather than communist or totalitarian systems. In other
words Hitler was not such a bad guy because he opposed Communism. Only good words
about Hitler and Nazis from Bob Dylan! In his autobiography entitled Chronicles 2004
Dylan called Hitler a towering figure and put him on the same level with Churchill and
Hitler, Churchill, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt—towering figures that the
world would never see the likes of again, men who relied on their own
resolve, for better or worse, every one of them prepared to act alone,
indifferent to approval-indifferent to wealth or love, all presiding over the
destiny of mankind and reducing the world to rubble.
In Chronicles 2004 Dylan continued to express sympathy for Adolf Eichmann, who
would have put him in an oven:
Auschwitz was one of the Nazi death camps in Europe and Adolf Eichmann,
the chief Nazi Gestapo organizer who’d managed them, had been put on
trial recently in Jerusalem. He’d escaped after the war and was captured by
the Israelis at a bus stop in Argentina. His trial was a big deal.
“Gestapo organizer?” Zimmerman makes Eichmann into a
death camp victim “Organize” death camp jargon for
stealing or scrounging clothing, food etc. that frequently
made the difference between life and death “manage *the
death camps+.” “manage” as in succeed in accomplishing or
achieving, especially with difficulty. SS Commander Reinhard
Heydrich disclosed to Eichmann in autumn 1941 that all the
Jews in German-controlled Europe were to be murdered. In 1942, Heydrich ordered
Eichmann to attend the Wannsee Conference where Germany's anti-semitic measures
were set down into an official policy of genocide. Eichmann was given the position of
Transportation Administrator of the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question", which put
him in charge of all the trains that would carry Jews to the death camps in the territory
of occupied Poland. Eichmann was never in charge of the death camps. “His trial was a
big deal.” Dylan implied that his trial was blown out of proportion; Tarantula, “so i shoot
dope once in a while. big deal.”
On the witness stand Eichmann declared he was merely following orders,
but his prosecutors had no problem proving that he had carried out his mis-
sion with monstrous zeal and relish.
The Nuremburg prosecutors failed to prove that Eichmann was not just following
orders and all they could prove was that he just got overly enthusiastic in doing so
“Eichmann had been convicted and his fate was now being decided. There was a lot of
talk about sparing his life, even sending him back to Argentina, but that would have
been foolish” no one talked about freeing him and sending him back to Argentina
except other Nazis and Bob Dylan “Even if he was set free he probably wouldn’t last an
hour” setting him free was the wrong thing to do not because it was immoral, but
because it would be impractical.
Chronicles continued, “The State of Israel claimed the right to act as heir and
executor of all who perished in the final solution” they claimed the right to do this to
receive reparations from Germany as all these money grubbing Jews were interested in
was gelt “The trial reminds the whole world of what led to the formation of the Israeli
state” it was only a show trial to justify the existence of the “Zionist entity.” What a sick
Jew. So it should come as no surprise that in Tempest’s Narrow Way we discover Bob
Dylan is an Israel-hating, anti-Zionist Jew. The Tea Party is pro-Israel and they are not
Holocaust deniers and Hitler admirers as is Robert Allen Zimmerman. Not only did Dylan
admire Nazis, he also admired the Klan and Robert Allen Zimmerman, ex-bar mitzvah
boy, wrote this in Chronicles 2004:
The ex-Klansman David Duke from Metairie in
Jefferson Parish had been elected to the
Louisiana State House of Representatives and he
was being interviewed. He said that welfare
wasn't working and that workfare would be
better; make people on welfare work for the
community instead of getting a free ride. He also wanted to put prisoners
from state pens on work programs. Didn't want them getting a free ride,
either. I hadn't seen Duke before; he looked like a movie star.
Dylan liked David Duke’s ideas. Factor this into the equation when you decide if
Dylan is a racist or not? “Work programs?” The Klansman David Duke wanted to bring
back chain gangs, a form of torture!! The “movie star” David Duke paid a plastic surgeon
to make him look like was Colonel Ben Cameron, the head Klansman from Birth of a
In an interview with Bill Flannigan in April 2009 Dylan was asked about Hitler:
BF: Do you think actors have to be sincere?
BD: Not at all. Mae West wasn’t. She was just who she was on the screen. Just like
Jimmy Stewart and Burt Lancaster. Yeah, Lon Chaney, too.
BF: Could that mean that Alec Guinness is Hitler?
BD: Well sure, a part of him is. But of course he’s not Hitler. And neither is anybody else.
Hitler was Hitler.
BF: Do you remember images of Hitler from growing up?
BD: No, not growing up. He was dead by the time I was four or five. I never had a real
understanding of that.
BF: Never had an understanding of what?
BD: How you take a failed landscape painter and turn him into a fanatical mad man who
controls millions. That’s some trick. I mean the powers that created him must have been
BF: Well, the social and economic conditions of the Weimar Republic were so different
BD: Yeah sure, looking back in hindsight, you can see that someone would have to take
control. But still, it’s so perplexing. Like why him? You could see that the man’s a total
mutt. No Aryan characteristics whatsoever. You couldn’t guess his ancestry. Brown hair,
brown eyes, pasty complexion, no particular type of stature, Hitler mustache, raincoat,
riding whip, the whole works. He knew something. He knew that people didn’t think.
Look at the faces of the millions who worshipped him and you see that he inspired love.
It’s scary and sad. The torch of the spoken word. They were glad to follow him
anywhere, loyal to the bone. Then of course, he filled up the cemeteries with them.
BF: It brings to mind Hitler talking to the crowd in Triumph of the Will by Leni
BD: Yeah, it’s clear as day.
Dylan began with a statement that on its surface says nothing “Hitler is Hitler.” Why
is Dylan being non-judgmental here? Then when asked about Hitler and Nazism Dylan
replied that “I never had a real understanding of that.” What he is saying here is the way
the history of Hitler and the Nazis was taught to him in school and the way the media
portrays it was false. This takes the interviewer by surprise “Never had an
understanding of what?” as he senses that Dylan is about to defend Nazism. Dylan
responded, “How you take a failed landscape painter and turn him into a fanatical mad
man who controls millions. That’s some trick. I mean the powers that created him must
have been awesome.” Who took a failed landscape painter and turned him into a
dictator? What sinister, behind the scenes power created him? What group has enough
power to control the world? The Zionist Jews more often than not get this distinction, in
forgeries such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Flannigan is starting to see that
Dylan is demented. Instead of asking him “What hidden powers created Hitler and
Nazism?” he says “Well, the social and economic conditions of the Weimar Republic
were so different than now.” Dylan was not talking about social and economic
conditions; he was talking about some sinister conspiracy that installed Hitler and the
Nazis. “Yeah sure, looking back in hindsight” looking back at the establishment of the
State of Israel “you can see that someone would have to take control” you can see that
the Zionist Jews put Hitler in power. Note: Dylan is not talking about Hitler, he is talking
about these mysterious conspiratorial forces. Dylan’s only objection to Hitler is that he
was not racially pure enough to be a symbol of Nazism:
You could see that the man’s a total mutt. No Aryan characteristics
whatsoever. You couldn’t guess his ancestry. Brown hair, brown eyes, pasty
complexion, no particular type of stature, Hitler mustache, raincoat, riding
whip, the whole works.
Dylan continues, “He knew something. He knew that people didn’t think. Look at the
faces of the millions who worshipped him and you see that he inspired love. It’s scary
and sad.” Hitler knew that people’s emotions were more important than their thoughts
and he inspired the emotion of love in the German people. Dylan had
to qualify his remarks with “this is scary and sad” rather than
“frightening and tragic” but then he calls Adolf Hitler “The torch of
the spoken word” “torch” anything regarded as a source of
enlightenment, guidance, etc. the torch of Nazism. “They were glad
to follow him anywhere, loyal to the bone.” The German were
justified in their loyalty to Hitler “Then of course, he filled up the
cemeteries with them” however he was a poor military tactician.
What all this boils down to is that the much loved Bob Dylan is a
hardcore self-hating racist pig who embraces conspiracy theories that could have
originated with Lyndon LaRouche. He is the lowest form of a Jew on the planet earth.
This kind of thinking would lead to Bob Dylan becoming a Holocaust revisionist. The
Holocaust Revisionist Movement is merely a Nazi front. Its members know there was a
Holocaust and they know that at least 6 million Jews perished but they deny it so that
there can be another Holocaust which they can also deny. But Dylan is a special kind of
Holocaust denier: while these men are not Jewish, Dylan is. He joins the ranks of Jews
like Norman Finkelstein and Alfred Lilienthal. These scums either deny the Holocaust
ever occurred at all or claim that the number of Jews killed was exaggerated in order to
justify the establishment of the State of Israel. By Bob Dylan saying that hundreds of
thousands of Jews died rather than millions of Jewish people died this scum bears some
of the guilt of the mass murderers. Once again Robert Allen Zimmerman, a Jew on both
sides of his family, is shtick dreck.
Since Dylan was influenced by Gooch in 1961 or 1962 Dylan immediately took the
racist road and embedded racist dog whistle messages in songs that ostensibly were
anti-racist. No one is going to believe that the anthem of the civil rights movement
advocated apartheid. I can understand this. It is a revolutionary concept formulated by a
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
“How many roads” how many courses in life “must a
man” must a blackman “walk down” take such as rape,
murder, theft, the creation of dangerous public schools
and generations of single welfare mothers “Before you
call him a man?” before the Whites realize that he is a
genetically inferior being who can never amount to
anything more than a male servant, a subordinate,
“man” as in ‘Man Friday’ which is more like a “boy”
(unless “man” had two meanings the first two lines of Blowin’ In The Wind are
redundant). “Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail” how long will it take before
White supremacist apartheid (who ever heard of a black dove?) that brought racial
peace and stability to South Africa, sails effortlessly across the ocean to America “Before
she sleeps in the sand?” and becomes a part of America history? “Yes, 'n' how many
times must the cannonballs fly” how many times must the n-worders become suddenly
enraged, commit gun crimes ‘fly off the handle’ “Before they're forever banned?”
before they are treated in the same way as South Africa treats its n-worders? Under the
former system of apartheid, “banned” meant to deprive a person suspected of illegal
activity of the right of free movement and association with others “The answer” the
answer to the ‘Negro question’ in America “my friend, is blowin'” is spreading “in the
wind” in something that destroys “wind” as in ‘The winds of war.’ On another level the
answer is to treat n-worders as they did in the Old South, the answer is in White
vigilantism, lynch ‘em and let ‘em blow (cause to move by means of a current of air) in
the wind! Billie Holliday, Strange Fruit, “Southern trees bear a strange fruit / Blood on
the leaves and blood at the root / Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze / Strange
fruit hanging from the poplar trees.”
“Roads” as ways and courses of action; Playboys and Playgirls, “Your insane” your
immoderate and wild “tongues” language, rhetoric, “of war talk ain't a-gonna guide my
road” Song to Woody, 1962 “I’m walking a road other men have gone down” I am trying
to master a path in life of that of a folksinger as so many others have in the past. Also
“roads” as John Cecil Rhodes a mining magnate and politician in South Africa and a
violent and brutal racist who used forced labor tactics as a means of founding De Beers
“Walk” as live; Ballad of Donald White, “But the jails they were too crowded, /
Institutions overflowed / So they turned me loose to walk upon / Life's hurried tangled
road.” All Over You 1962, “You made me to a walkin' wreck” a living wreck.
“Sleep” as co-exist with, be comfortable with; You’re No Good 1962, “You got the
ways of a devil sleeping in a lion's den” Let Me Die In My Footsteps Before I Go Down
Under the Ground 1962, “Let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves”
let me co-exist in America with great books of poems such as Leaves of Grass by Walt
Whitman “Let me walk down the highway with my brother in peace.” Tomorrow is a
Long Time 1962, “only if she was lying by me I would lie in my bed once again.” Eleven
Outlined Epitaphs 1964, “an' I'm still on that road, Jim / I'm still sleepin' at night by its
“Sand” as history; Chronicles, “Ray Gooch wasn't like that; He wasn't
somebody who would leave any footprints on the sands of time, but
there was something special about him.” To the Left in Tears of Rage
1968, “We pointed out the way to go” we told you that you should
move in the direction of the Right “And scratched your name in sand”
and tried to cancel any major role you will play in history “But you just
thought it was nothing more than a place” but you just thought it was
nothing more than a suitable setting and occasion “for you to stand”
for you to stand the test of time, to endure and to take a stand on certain key issues.
“Cannonball” as a “crazy n-worder” I’m In The Mood For You 1962, “Sometimes
I'm in the mood, I'm gonna sleep in my pony's stall” sometimes I am content to be
continually drunk in a bar, “stall” booth, cubicle, or stand used by a vendor “Sometimes
I'm in the mood, I ain't gonna do nothin' at all” sometimes I want to be shiftless like an
urban Negro on welfare “Sometimes I'm in the mood, I wanna fly like a cannonball”
sometimes I want to fly off the handle and commit a violent gun crime like the n-
worders do. The Weight 1967, “Catch a cannonball now” find a Black heroin dealer,
catch a n-worder by the toe “t'take me down the line” so I can lay out a few lines of
smack to snort “My bag” of dope “is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.” Mary and the
Soldier 1993, “Perhaps in battle I might fall / From a shot from an angry cannonball.”
“Pony” as intoxicant, glass for beer and liquor; Poem To Woody 1961, “And
tomorrow's mornin' seems so far away / And you feel the reins” restraint and control
“from yer pony are slippin'” New Pony 1978, “I had a pony, her name was Lucifer.”
“Blow” to move along or be carried by or as if by the wind: It’s in the wind, it’s
spreading rapidly; Poem to Woody 1961, “You need a cyclone wind” you need a
destructive force “on a steam engine howler” that will drown out others songs, howl
down a performer “that's been banging” slang: causing a sense of excitement; a thrill
“and booming” and suddenly increasing, as in popularity “and blowing forever” and
spreading forever. Worried Blues 1962, “I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow.”
Go Away You Bomb 1962, “I want it blowin' from every pore” Brownsville Girl 1986 “And
you know it blows right through me like a ball and chain.”
“Wind” something that disrupts or destroys; Eleven Outlined Epitaphs 1963, “with
its old stone courthouse decayin' in the wind” Eleven Outlined Epitaphs: “south Hibbing
is where everybody came t' start their town again. but the winds of the north came
followin' an' grew fiercer” Dignity 1994, “Chilly wind sharp as a razor blade” Cold Irons
Bound 1997, “The winds of Chicago have torn me to shreds” Note: when Dylan’s fans, or
“friends” heard the word “wind” in Blowin In The Wind it was defined as a tendency; a
trend: the winds of change.
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see?
“How many years can a mountain exist” how much longer can the mountainous
problem of the Negro be allowed to exist “Before it's
washed” before the true nature of the problem will
wash, will be made believable, obvious “to the sea?” to
America. Also how many years will the problem of the
Negro plague America before they are herded on to a
boat and forced to make the long voyage across the sea
to Africa where they can join their fellow savages!
George Lincoln Rockwell offered free passage back to
Africa for Blacks and made up mock one-way steamship tickets to this effect “Yes, 'n'
how many years can some people exist” how many years will America allow poor Blacks
to live at a minimal level; subsist “Before they're allowed to be free?” before the are
allowed to receive free money, an allowance, through the welfare system “Yes, 'n' how
many times can a man turn” how many times can a man change “his head” his leader,
the United States President “Pretending he just doesn't see?” fooling himself into
believing that this is not the truth about Blacks and electing a liberal Democrat or
middle of the road Republican President rather than a Dixiecrat or a Goldwaterite
Republican; Also “pretend” as one who sets forth a claim to a throne.
“Mountains” as problems: someone who can move mountains can solve a difficult
problem. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' 2009, “Beyond here lies nothin' / But the mountains
of the past.” In Changin of the Guard 1978 Dylan wrote this to the Communist Party,
“I've moved your mountains” I’ve helped you with your problems like gaining
acceptance to the American people “and marked your cards” and I almost became a
“Sea” as America; God Bless America, “from sea to shining sea” In the
Summertime 1981, “By that soft and shining sea” When The Ship Comes In 1963, “And
the chains of the sea would have busted in the night” and the present restraints
preventing the American working class from getting it’s just due would be thrown off
“and be buried on the bottom of the ocean” and will never return after the Communist
revolution. Emmett Till 1962 “While Emmett's body floats the foam of a Jim Crow
southern sea” while Emmett is a corpse because of the intense anger and rage of a
segregated South in the United States. Emmitt Till came to Mississippi from Chicago only
to be mutilated and murdered for ogling a White woman.
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
“How many times must a man look up” how many times
must the Whiteman become better, improve himself,
advance; ‘things are looking up.’ “Before he can see the
sky?” before he can see he is the best of the various races
“sky” as the highest level and degree; ‘reaching for the sky’
or ‘The sky’s the limit’ “Yes, 'n' how many ears must one
man have?” and how much sympathy, as in ‘lend a
sympathetic ear’ must the White Man have “Before he can hear people cry?” before he
can hear that his own people are suffering as a result of integration “Yes, 'n' how many
deaths will it take till he knows” yes and how many Black on White homicides will it take
until he learns “That too many people have died?” that too many White people, not a
bunch of nappy-headed Black criminals, have been murdered.
“Sky” as the highest level and degree; ‘Trails of Trouble 1962, “I walked down by
the river” I went to an area of great abundance, the folk music scene “I turned my head
up high” I thought on a higher level than the one I was on “I saw that silver linin'” an
articulate interior covering of my thoughts “Silver” eloquent; persuasive: ‘a silver voice’
“That was hangin' in the sky” that was hanging like a fine painting and would elevate me
to much higher level and degree.
“River” as an abundant stream or flow; To Dave Glover 1962, “They damned up
the clear runnin river of ‘Love thy neighbor’ said by Jesus Christ.” Where Teardrops Fall
1989, “By rivers of blindness” God Knows 1990, “God knows there's a river” god knows
there was abundance of wealth in Palestine “God knows how to make a flow” God
knows how to make it abound and teem “God knows you ain't gonna be taking nothing
with you when you go” God knows that when you are driven out of your homeland by
the Zionist Jews all you wealth will be lost.
Dylan expressed his views on Black on White crime in Chronicles, “He *Frank
Sinatra Jr.] talked about the Civil Rights Movement, said his father had been active in
civil rights and had always fought for the underdog-that his father felt like he was one
himself. Frank Jr. seemed pretty smart, nothing faked or put-on or ritzy about him.
There was a legitimacy about what he did, and he knew who he was. The conversation
rolled along. ‘How do you think it would make you feel,’ he said, ‘to find out that the
underdog had turned out to be a son of a bitch?’ ‘I don't know,’ I said, ‘probably not so
Dylan made chumps out of his political opponents by having them adopt a song
with an embedded racist message as their national anthem however only a miniscule
number of people were aware of this so in the long run he furthered the cause of what
he considered to be wrong. He was a racist, absurdist and opportunist.
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
“Once upon a time” when you were in fantasy land, in a story-book like land “you
dressed so fine” you applied medication to a social wound and it was satisfactory; it
worked just fine “You threw the bums a dime” you casually gave colored folk welfare,
such as Aid To Dependent Children (ADC) wherein mothers were paid by the child thus
increasing the Black birthrate “in your prime didn't you?” on a federal level as in U.S.
Government Grade A Prime or as in ‘The prime rate’ “People'd call” demand a meeting
of; convene a legislative session “say Beware doll” and say beware you doll, you who
acts so kindheartedly “you're bound to fall” you are destined to decline in political
influence and in ratio to the non-White population “You thought they were all kiddin'
you” and you thought they were joking; putting you on and America could never be
overrun by non-Whites.
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal
“You used to laugh about / Everybody that was hangin' out”
you used to laugh off, not take seriously, all the pregnant Black
welfare mothers on ADC “Now you don't talk so loud” now you are
not so insistent, no more loud denials, Mr. White American? “Now
you don't seem so proud?” now you no longer show racial pride, do
you White man? “About having to be scrounging” about having to
be foraging in an effort to acquire something at no cost, asking for charity “for your next
meal” so that you can feed your own White American family while your tax dollars goes
to feed countless illegitimate Black babies.
How does it feel?
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
“How does it feel” sarcastic: it doesn’t feel so good does it? “To be on your own”
to have lost your birthright as a White American “With no direction” with no
authoritative indication, order and command “home” to get you to your goal of
preserving your race “Like a complete unknown” like a member of the silent majority,
like a person whose action and effect is unknown and unpredictable “Like a rolling
stone?” like a Rightwing political force that is gathering momentum.
“Stone” as reactionary, Rightwing; to the Left in It Ain’t Me Babe 1964 “Go melt
back into the night / Everything inside is made of stone” The Times They Are a-Changin’
1964, “And accept it that soon / You'll be drenched to the bone” to the core; Property of
Jesus 1981 “He's the property of Jesus / Resent him to the bone” “If your time” life “to
you is worth savin' / Then you better start swimmin'” you better get into the swim of
things “Or you'll sink like a stone / For the times they are a-changin'.”
You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
“You've gone to the finest school all right,” at one time you attended safe, highly
rated public schools when the Rightists controlled America “Miss Lonely” where the
children there were all White and well behaved, one lone race “But you know you only
used to get juiced in it” but you lost political power over your school district and now a
bunch of n-worders are being bused in. “Juice”
slang, political power and influence; clout “And
nobody has ever taught you how to live on the
street” and you were brought up in a civilized
fashion with a mother and father not by a single
mother in the slums so you don’t know how to
survive in a jungle, the ghetto “streets” the streets
of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, and
dereliction “And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it” and now thanks
to these race mixing politicians whose children attend private schools the thing you love
best in the world, your children, are being mixed in with a bunch of savages.
“Juice” as influence; What Was It You Wanted 1989, to the Communists, “What
was it you wanted? Can I be of any use? Can I do something for you? Do I have enough
juice? Wherever you're off to, one thing you should know. You still got seven hundred
miles yet still to go."
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but know you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?
“You said you'd never compromise” you said you
would never make a concession to something detrimental
and pejorative; compromise your morality when it came to
dealing with certain people such as “With the mystery” with
a person that arouses curiosity and suspense because of an
unknown, obscure, and enigmatic quality; a racist leader
“tramp” who will tread down; trample upon these
untermenchen until they are driven back into the ghetto or
shipped off to Africa “but now you realize” but after having
your kids thrown in with a bunch of baboons it has suddenly dawned on you “He's not
selling any alibis” racists are not making any excuses for these jigaboos “As you stare
into the vacuum of his eyes” as you look with wonderment into his thoughts wherein he
proposes to vacuum, make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted people like n-
worders “And say do you want to make a deal?” now you have come to your senses and
are willing to compromise and you say how about formulating programs and policies to
promote economic recovery and social reform that would benefit Whites like a racist
variation of the New Deal? Dylan is actually promoting George Lincoln Rockwell, the
most dangerous Nazi in America at that time.
You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
“You never turned around” you never changed direction and moved to the Right
“to see the frowns” so that you could observe the displeasure of “the jugglers” the
police “and the clowns” and the soldiers, the National Guard “When they all come
down” when they came down to the ghetto, the inner city, when they came down on
the n-worders case “and did tricks for you” and performed a convention or specialized
skill peculiar to a particular field of activity ‘learned the tricks of riot suppression’ and
quelled the racial disturbances there for you “You never understood that it ain't no good
/ You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you” you should have formed a
vigilante group and did the job yourself with much more brutality, mutilate a couple of
n-worders, like what was done to Emmet Till, that will put the fear of God in them!
“Jugglers” as police; Tarantula, “lenny” Lenny Bruce who was busted by the fuzz
on numerous occasions “laughing in a fake sombrero & the jugglers trying to smother
the queers” Obviously Five Believers 1966, “Fifteen jugglers / Five believers” true
believers in Catholicism “All dressed like men / Tell yo' mama not to worry because /
They're just my friends.”
“Tricks” knack, specialized skill; Tarantula, to the folk community “yowee i'm here
because i'm starving” desperate “& swallowing” believing and accepting without
questioning or challenge “your tricks” your conventions or specialized skills peculiar to a
particular field of activity, getting the knack of playing folk music “into my stomach”
even though a lot of it is difficult to stomach, bear, tolerate Chronicles, “On weekends, if
you played all the joints from dusk 'til dawn, you could make maybe twenty dollars.
Weeknights it was hard to tell. Sometimes not much because it was so competitive. You
had to know a trick or two to survive.”
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discovered that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal
“You used to ride” you used to allow to continue without interference, you used
to support “on the chrome horse” candidates who supported regimes that practiced
apartheid (South Africa is the world’s biggest producer of chrome) “with your diplomat”
and your government had diplomatic relations with them while the South Africans
“carried on his shoulder” shouldered a burden, the White Man’s Burden of having to
uplift inferior races and cultures such as “a Siamese” a closely connected or very similar;
twin “cat” slang for a Black man, the South Africans also have to deal with the burden of
living with n-worders “Ain't it hard when you discovered that” ain’t it hard for Whites to
really believe “He really wasn't where it's at” that apartheid was an evil system and was
worthy of economic and political sanctions “After he took from you everything he could
steal” after you learned that apartheid was “stolen” from Jim Crow a practice that
originated with Whites in America. “Steal” to use, appropriate, or preempt the use of
another's idea. In other words, apartheid is as American as apple pie.
Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
“Princesses” the outstanding men in a particular group or class “on the steeple” of the
Protestant clergy “and all the pretty people” and all the ostensibly
and superficially attractive but lacking in substance and conviction
people, the liberals “They're drinkin'” taking it in eagerly through
the senses and intellect “thinkin' that they got it made” thinking
they were responsible for the Civil Rights Movement “Exchanging
all precious gifts” desegregating the schools, sending children,
God’s most precious gifts, to Black schools and having Black
students attend White schools “But you'd better take your
diamond ring” but you better take your separatist principles and
take the risk of expressing them. “you'd better pawn it babe” and are put at risk for
their lives “pawn” risk, hazard; ‘pawn one's life.’ “Diamonds” are a Dylan symbol for
South Africa which is the world’s number one producer of diamonds.
“Steeple” as church; I Shall Be Free 1962, “Now, the man on the stand he wants
my vote / He's a-runnin' for office on the ballot note / He's out there preachin' in front
of the steeple / telling me he loves all kinds of people” Tarantula, “Matty Groves, who
secretly at midnight tries to chop down the church steeple.”
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.
“You used to be so amused” at one time you didn’t take this seriously and you
laughed at, ridiculed “Napoleon” a person who you initially believed was crazy “in rags”
and whose ancestors were Jews in the garment industry; Senator Barry Goldwater “and
the language that he used” and the tough language that he used when it came to
integration and forced busing “Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse” vote for
him now, it is in your self interest, it is an urgent matter that you do so “When you got
nothing, you got nothing to lose” when the government has taken away your right to
protect your loved ones from harm what more can you lose? “You're invisible now”
sarcastic; you can’t be discriminated against now because you are White since your skin
color is not visible “you got no secrets to conceal” so you no longer have to be ashamed
of being a member of the White Race as the race mixers want you to be. The message
about bussing in Like A Rolling Stone is totally different than what he wrote in Iron Train
A-Travelin’ 1962 “Does the burning of the buses give your heart a pain?”
This was the poem that tipped me off that Dylan was a racist and changed my
entire perspective on his poetry. Like once you have this key it all fits into place. But the
question that arises is “Is it better that I accomplished my life’s goal of understanding
Dylan’s poetry” or could I have gone to David Duke’s website and learned the same
CAN YOU PLEASE CRAWL OUT YOUR WINDOW? 1966
He sits in your room, his tomb, with a fist full of tacks
Preoccupied with his vengeance
Cursing the dead that can't answer him back
I'm sure that he has no intentions
Of looking your way, unless it's to say
That he needs you to test his inventions.
“He sits” the Democratic Party occupies a seat as a member of a
body of officials; “sits” in the Senate or the House “in your room”
in your area, your Congressional or Senatorial District; a space
that may or may not be occupied; Hard Rain 1962, “a room full
of men with their hammers a-bleedin.’” “his tomb” the prison he
has constructed for White people “with a fist full of tacks”
sustained by a fist full of tax dollars. A Fistful of Dollars was a
spaghetti western that was popular at the time this poem was
composed. “Preoccupied with his vengeance” focusing his attention on war; World War
II and the Korean War were initiated by Democratic Administrations “Cursing the dead
that can't answer him back” damning those who died in previous wars by his current
actions “I'm sure that he has no intentions” I am convinced that the Democrats have no
honorable purpose “Of looking your way” of doing something on your behalf “unless it's
to say / That he needs you to test his inventions” unless it’s to say that he needs you to
test his new military hardware, such as nuclear weapons, invented during Democratic
Administrations, on the battlefield.
“Tomb” as prison, a place of confinement; Tarantula, “accept this tomb, this want
of Recollection & reward” Day of the Locusts 1970,
Oh, the benches were stained with tears and perspiration
The birdies were flying from tree to tree
There was little to say, there was no conversation
As I stepped to the stage to pick up my degree
“Oh, the benches” oh the place where the players on a team sit
when they are not participating in a game “were stained” were
disgraced “with tears and perspiration” by my emotion and fear,
sweat. What You Gonna Do On That Dreadful Day 1962, “You're
gonna start to sweat / And you ain't gonna stop / You're gonna have
a nightmare / And never wake up.” “The birdies were flying from tree
to tree” I was hurrying between venues where the audience was
intent on punishing me “Tree” as punishment; Ballad of Donald
White 1962, “I guess you'll feel much better when I'm on that hanging tree.”
Unbelievable 1990 “That don't come back with stories untold are hanging on a tree.”
“There was little to say, there was no conversation” sarcastic: I told them off during my
sets “As I stepped to the stage to pick up my degree” as I went on stage to increase my
relative social rank, dignity and position.
I glanced into the chamber where the judges were talking
Darkness was everywhere, it smelled like a tomb
I was ready to leave, I was already walkin’
But the next time I looked there was light in the room
“I glanced into the chamber” I took a furtive look into the politically charged area
“where the judges were talking” where those who determine the winner of a contest
were debating my fate “Darkness was everywhere” darkies were everywhere in their
minds “it smelled like a tomb” it had the aura my career becoming extinct “I was ready
to leave” I was leaving the folk scene “I was already walkin'” I was getting a walk from
the judges, they were getting rid of me entirely “But the next time I looked there was
light in the room” but the next thing I knew there was hope in my life.
“Tomb” as extinction, Black Diamond Bay 1975, “You can take your money [talent], but I
don't know how / You'll spend it in the tomb.” Chronicles, “When he said to the crowd
that I preferred isolation from the world, it was like he told them that I preferred being
in an iron tomb with my food shoved in on a tray.” Chronicles, “ghosts of women and
men who have sinned and who've died and are now living in tombs.”
Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to.
“Can you please crawl” can you please crawl” advance slowly, feebly, laboriously
“out your window?” and disregard the faith you have in your political party? “Use your
arms” use your power, White Power, also use an administrative or functional branch, as
of an organization, like the local Republican Club, which is an arm of the Republican
Party “and legs” and become active. Also vote in one of several contests that must be
completed successfully in order to determine the winner of a competition, vote in a
political primary “it won't ruin you” it will not reduce you to poverty or bankruptcy as
the Democrats claim it will “How can you say he will haunt you” how can you say the
Democrats will continually pervade the American political scene because of their actions
during World War II and the Great Depression “You can go back to him any time you
want to” sarcastic; you can go back to the Depression Era Democrats anytime you want
to as they have not changed since the 1930’s!
He looks so truthful, is this how he feels
Trying to peel the moon and expose it
With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that kneel
If he needs a third eye he just grows it
He just needs you to talk or to hand him his chalk
Or pick it up after he throws it.
“He looks so truthful” the Democrats seem as if they are going to advance science
“is this how he feels?” is this their real motivation? “Trying to peel the moon” trying to
pull off, effectuate a moon shot “and expose it” and photograph a man on the moon;
“expose” subject a photographic film to the action of light “With his business-like anger”
with his friends in organized crime, Murder Incorporated, “and his bloodhounds” and his
policemen, detectives “that kneel” that are subservient
and do his bidding because they are corrupt “If he needs
a third eye” if he needs an additional vote ‘the ayes have
it’ “he just grows it” he commits election fraud “He just
needs you to talk” he just needs you to spread rumors;
gossip about conservative Republicans “or to hand him
his chalk” or to get him elected, vote totals are written in
chalk “Or pick it up” or vote for his opponent “after he
throws it” after he purposely loses a fixed primary or
“Kneel” as in submit; George Jackson, “He wouldn't take shit from no one / He
wouldn't bow down or kneel.” “Knees” as subservient; Shot of Love 1981 “Don't need a
shot of turpentine, only bring me to my knees.” don’t need a shot of alcohol it will only
make me subservient to it.
Why does he look so righteous while your face is so changed
Are you frightened of the box you keep him in
While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange
Their religion of the little ten women
That backs up their views but your face is so bruised
Come on out the dark is just beginning.
“Why does he look so righteous” why does he think
what he is doing to White people is morally justifiable “while
your face” while your race “is so changed” is being changed
and polluted by the Civil Rights Movement “Are you frightened
of the box you keep him in” are you afraid of the ballot box,
are you afraid to vote for Republicans who don’t believe in
integration? “While his genocide fools” while the Democratic
Party’s race mixing, mix master politicians who plan to dilute,
then virtually exterminate, the White race through
miscegenation “and his friends” and their friends; the Earl
Warren Supreme Court “rearrange” put into a new social order and arrangement “Their
religion of the” their “religion” a cause pursued with zeal; such as that of an activist
jurist “little ten women” of the Supreme Court of the United States with less (little) than
ten justices “That backs up their views” that supports with their legal decisions such as
Brown v. Board of Education, the Democrats push for Civil Rights and integration “but
your face is so bruised” but it is your race that is being blackened, discolored, n-
worderized, by being forced to associate with a bunch of coons “Come on out” sarcastic;
come on out, be part of it “the dark” the race mixing with the darkies “is beginning” has
just taking its first steps to fruition.
I WANT YOU 1966
The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you
I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you
“The guilty undertaker” the Blackman convicted of murder “sighs” vocally
expresses unhappiness - Hard Times Come Again No More 1992, “Though her voice it
would be merry, 'tis sighing all the day.” “The lonesome” dejected because of a lack of
companionship “organ” a euphemistic word for penis “grinder” slang an erotic rotation
of the pelvis – the n-worder rapist “cries” emits a rallying call or signal: a cry to arms.
“The silver saxophones say I should refuse you” the liberal Democratic party hacks say I
should be unwilling to accept you “The cracked bells” “cracked” informal crazy Christian
clergy (church bells) “and washed-out horns” and the depleted of strength or energy
Jewish establishment (shofars – ram’s horns) “Blow into my face with scorn” remind me
I am Jewish and reject or refuse me with derision “But it’s not that way / I wasn’t born
to lose you” but it’s my destiny to awaken the White race and not lose the superior
European civilization it has created!
“Undertaker” as murderer: I Wanna Be Your Lover 1965, “Well, the undertaker in
his midnight suit / Says to the masked man, "Ain't you cute!" well the murdering
communist in his darkest hour appreciates the masked anti-Communist, Bob Dylan.
Blind Willie McTell 1983 “I can hear them tribes a-moaning” I can hear the twelve tribes
of David being tortured to death “I can hear the undertaker's bell” I can hear the mass
murderers toll the bell “(Yeah), nobody can sing the blues / Like Blind Willie McTell”
yeah no race has had it worse than the Jews.
The drunken politician leaps
Upon the street where mothers weep
And the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you
And I wait for them to interrupt
Me drinkin’ from my broken cup
And ask me to
Open up the gate for you
“The drunken politician leaps” the politician, intoxicated with power, quickly
advances, leaps on his prey, exploits “Upon the street” upon the streets of a city viewed
as the scene of crime, poverty and dereliction “where mothers weep” where mother’s
mourn for their children deliberately killed by savage Blacks or by stray bullets “And the
saviors who are fast asleep” and the George Lincoln Rockwell’s and other Nazi leaders
who lie dormant as fringe group figures “they wait for you” they wait for the White race
to awaken “And I wait for them to interrupt / Me drinkin’ from my broken” I wait for
them to interrupt me taking in knowledge through my exhausted or weakened, as
through genetics or misfortune, “cup” lot in life “And ask me to / Open up the gate for
you” and ask me to let the Whites out of the prison they have created for themselves.
Well, I return to the Queen of Spades
And talk with my chambermaid
She knows that I’m not afraid to look at her
She is good to me
And there’s nothing she doesn’t see
She knows where I’d like to be
But it doesn’t matter
“Well, I return” well I deliver or render a verdict “to the Queen of Spades” to the
head n-worder “spade” offensive slang used as a disparaging term for a Black person.
“And talk with my chambermaid” and end up talking to a female domestic “She knows
that I’m not afraid to look at her” she knows that I am not afraid to look down on her -
to regard her with contempt or condescension. “She is good to me” the Blacks support
Dylan “And there’s nothing she doesn’t see” sarcastic; the Blacks have no idea that he is
a racist “She knows where I’d like to be” sarcastic: she knows I would like to be in a lily-
white America “But it doesn’t matter” but she is too stupid to understand.
“Spade” as “n-worder” Tarantula, “jack of spades - vivaldi of the coin laundry -
wearing a hipster's dictionary - we see him brownnosing around the blackbelts & horny
racing car drivers - dashing to & fro like a frightened uncle remus.”
FROM I MARRIED ISIS 1975: “I was thinkin' about turquoise” I was
thinking about a gemstone that is produced in South Africa “I was
thinkin' about gold” I was thinking about South Africa, the largest
producer of gold “I was thinkin' about diamonds” I was thinking
about DeBeers diamonds, Dylan’s symbol for South Africa and
apartheid “and the world's biggest necklace” and the South African
n-worders who put burning tires around the necks of informants
working against the African National Congress “As we rode” as we
were sustained and supported “through the canyons” by the crater,
the emptiness of Al’s mind “through the Devilish cold” through the
fact that he had not gotten a clue to my views of race and twisted my thoughts around
to support race mixing “cold” as informal (of a seeker) far from the object of a search “I
was thinkin' about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless” I was thinking about the Left
and how it would have labeled me the same way it did Barry Goldwater. Goldwater was
characterized as being reckless in regard to United States – Soviet relations. Dylan would
be labeled as being “reckless” when it came to race relations.
One would think that during Dylan’s Christian period he would cool out the
racism. He did to some extent in regard to Blacks but he focused on the Jews-killed-
Christ aspect of Christianity. I am certain he didn’t express these views to the other
members of the Vineyard Christian fellowship otherwise they would have kicked his
converted tochus out of their church so he expressed them in the lyrics of his Christian
PRECIOUS ANGEL 1979
My so-called friends have fallen under a spell.
They look me squarely in the eye and they say, “All is well.”
Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high
When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die?
“My so-called friends have fallen under a spell” it is not I who has fallen under
the spell of Christianity but my Jewish friends and family who have fallen under the
false religion of Judaism “They look me squarely in the eye” they are exposed to my
conservative Christian values “square” a formal and conservative person with old-
fashioned views; Tarantula, “a dangerous nickel” a nickel bag of heroin “lays on
the town square” is laid on some- one it should not be “and they say, ‘All is well’” I am
happy being an immoral Jew “Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on
high / When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die?” can’t
these Jews realize that all is not well and they should think about, imagine, the fate
that awaits them when they end up in hell for rejecting the Son of God, Jesus Christ,
as their Lord and Savior?
You’re the queen of my flesh, girl, you’re my woman, you’re my delight,
You’re the lamp of my soul, girl, and you torch up the night.
But there’s violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed
On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of Christ
(also the judgment of those who killed Christ).
“You’re the queen” you have eminence and supremacy “of my flesh, girl” over
my rapacious sexual appetite “you’re my woman, you’re my delight” you are my sex
object, my pleasure “You’re the lamp of my soul girl” you light the path with
knowledge for my soul to travel and offer me hope “and you torch up the night” and
you illuminate the present state of my art “But there’s violence in the eyes, girl, so let
us not be enticed” but there is violence in the thoughts of the Jews, Jesus, so let us
not be lured into a trap by them, as you were,
otherwise there might be a great penalty for God’s chosen people “On the way out of
Egypt, through Ethiopia,” on the route the Jews took after being exiled by the Romans “to
the judgment hall of Christ” to the judgment which the Jews justly deserved, 2,000
years of exile, for killing the Son of God, for committing the only known act of
deicide. I hear this lyric as “to the judgment of those who killed Christ.”
Dead man, dead man When will you arise? Cobwebs in
your mind Dust upon your eyes.
“Dead man” putrid walking rotting corpse of a Jew “dead man” dirty hell bound
kike “When will you arise?” when you gonna wake up and accept Jesus? “Cobwebs in
your mind” the Talmud in your mind and not the Old Testament “Dust upon your
eyes” garbage, excrement in your thoughts.
The glamour and the bright lights and the politics of sin,
The ghetto that you build for me is the one you end up in,
The race of the engine that overrules your heart,
Ooh, I can’t stand it, I can’t stand it,
Pretending that you’re so smart.
“The glamour and the bright lights” the Hollywood celebrity scene “and the
politics of sin” and letting celebrities off the hook with light sentences or
acquittals for their crimes “The ghetto that you build for me is the one you end up
in” the Hollywood that you created for me is the hell you will end up in “The race of
the engine” the racial group that used its superior intellect to achieve a purpose
“that overrules your heart” that prevents your emotions from objecting “Ooh, I can’t
stand it / Pretending that you’re so smart” I can now longer endure you pretending to
be intellectually superior to the goyim when you can’t even see something as simple
and apparent as the fact the Jesus was the Messiah.
WHEN HE RETURNS 1979
The iron hand it ain’t no match for the iron rod
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God.
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
“The iron hand” the inflexible, unchangeable, repressive, ironclad lot that God
dealt me when I was born an Old Testament Jew “it ain’t no match
for the iron rod” is no equal for the ironclad corrective power of Christianity “The
strongest wall” the most impregnable barrier to conversion of the Jew to Christianity
“will crumble and fall” will collapse and appear to be immoral, sinful “to a
mighty God” to the commanding, dominating truth of Jesus Christ “For all those who
have eyes” for all those Jews who have thoughts “and all those who have ears” and all
those Jews who have sympathy; Shylock’s soliloquy in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of
Venice, “Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses,
affections, passions?” “It is only He who can reduce me to tears” it is only Jesus who
can reduce me to sorrow, to be emotional about, to grieve about, having been born a
Don’t you cry and don’t you die and don’t you burn
For like a thief in the night He’ll replace wrong with right
When He returns.
“Don’t you cry” sarcastic; you deserve to cry out in pain “and don’t you die” you
deserve to die. Also more Merchant of Venice, “if you poison us, do we not die?” “and
don’t you burn” and you deserve to burn in hell “Like a thief in the night” like
someone acting covertly “he’ll replace wrong with right” the Jews will get what’s coming
to them and be put in a lower status since, according to The
New Testament, only 144,000 of them will be left and these remaining few will
convert to Christianity “When he returns” when Jesus is resurrected from the dead
and the rapture takes place.
Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
“Surrender your crown” take off your yarmulke crown: the top or upper part of
a hat; confess to your crowning achievement “on this blood-stained ground” which is
killing the Son of God “take off your mask” take off your disguise as a human
being, you devil “He sees your deeds” he sees your contract with Satan and your evil
deeds “He knows your needs even before you ask” he knows you worship Mammon
even before He hears your prayers begging Him to make you rich “How long can you
falsify and deny what is real?” how long can you lie about Jesus Christ not being the
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne When He returns.
“How long can you hate yourself” you are the true self-hating Jew, not me. I love
myself for accepting Jesus “for the weakness” mental weakness “you conceal? / Of
every earthly” of every not heavenly or divine “plan that be known to man”
scheme you Jews have cooked up “He is unconcerned” God will negate them “He’s
got plans of His own to set up His throne” he has a scheme of his own to destroy
most of the Jewish people and convert the few that are left to Christianity “When He
returns” so look out Jew boy one day the Son of God will return!
Although Christianity brought out Dylan’s self hatred it did have a positive effect
on Dylan’s addiction. Bob was able to kick dope with the help of Jesus by substituting
one addiction for another.
DYLAN’S PRO-PALESTINIAN TERRORIST POEMS
GOD KNOWS 1990
God knows you ain't pretty,
God knows it's true.
God knows there ain't anybody
Ever gonna take the place of you.
God knows it's a struggle
God knows it's a crime
God knows there's gonna be no more water
But fire next time.
“God knows you ain't pretty” the Lord knows Arab freedom fighters act in an ugly,
violent fashion “God knows it's true” God is certain of this because one of His
commandments was Thou Shalt Not Kill “God knows there ain't anybody / Ever gonna
take the place of you” but the Lord knows that the Jews are not going to replace
Palestinian Arabs in the land of Palestine therefore “God knows it's a struggle” God
knows the Palestinian uprising is not terrorism but a struggle for a wronged people’s
self-determination “God knows it's a crime” the Lord
knows that passing off the suffering of the Jews at the
hands of the Nazis on the Palestinians is a crime “God
knows there's gonna be no more water” God knows
that the Palestinians are going to stop using watered-
down methods of warfare “But fire next time” but will
use bullets, live fire, the next time.
God didn't call it treason
God didn't call it wrong,
It was supposed to last a season
But it's been so strong for so long.
“God didn't call it treason” the Palestinians didn’t take up arms against their own
government “God didn't call it wrong” God thinks they are doing the right thing fighting
the Israelis “It was supposed to last a season” the Israelis believed they could suppress
this rebellion, this intifada, quickly “But it's been so strong for so long.”
THE CAT’S IN THE WELL 1990
The cat's in the well and grief is showing its face
The world's being slaughtered and it's such a bloody disgrace.
The cat's in the well, the horse is going bumpety bump.
The cat's in the well, and the horse is going bumpety bump.
Back alley Sally is doing the American jump.
“The cat’s in the well” the Jews are poisoning the well in the Middle
East just as they did to the Christians’ wells during the Middle Ages
“and grief is showing its face” and intense sorrow caused by the loss
of a loved one is prevalent in the countenances of many Palestinian
Arabs, and the cause of the grief is the Jewish race “The world’s
being slaughtered” the Palestinians are being exterminated “and it’s
such a bloody” “bloody” accompanied by or giving rise to bloodshed
“disgrace” and it is bringing disfavor and discredit to Israel and to
Jews in other countries “The cat’s in the well, and the horse” the
Jews are in the Middle East and the rightwing revisionist Likud
candidate Yitzhak Shamir “is going bumpety bump” is assigning peace to a lower
position and priority “Back alley Sally” Israel, a country that engages in back channel,
back alley, diplomacy “is doing the American jump” is eagerly going along with American
The cat's in the well, and papa is reading the news.
His hair is falling out and all of his daughters need shoes.
The cat's in the well and the barn is full of bull
The night is so long and the table is oh, so full
“The cat’s in the well” the Israelis are polluting the Middle East and “and papa”
and an American worker “is reading” learning from, understanding, deciphering “the
news” the news about Israel “His hair is falling out” he losing his political strength “and
all of his daughters need shoes” and all his children need jobs, positions; in other words
the money spent on foreign aid to Israel that is used to suppress the intifada would be
better spent domestically “The cat’s in the well and the barn” Israel is polluting the
Middle East and the “barn” a building located in the country: Camp David “is full of bull”
is considered to be a load of bullshit by Israel “The night is so long” the absence of
morality of the present time persists much longer than it should “and the table” and the
negotiating table “is oh, so full” sarcastic: is filled with delegates. Also is oh so full of
The cat's in the well and the servant is at the door.
The drinks are ready and the dogs are going to war.
The cat's in the well, the leaves are starting to fall
The cat's in the well, leaves are starting to fall
Goodnight, my love, may the lord have mercy on us all.
“The cat’s in the well and the servant” the Jews are polluting the Middle East and
the Israeli soldier “is at the door” is guarding the borders “The drinks are ready” Israel
has been drinking in military knowledge from the United States “and the dogs” and the
Israelis, the slaves of the United States, the dogs of war “are going to war” are going to
war “The cat’s in the well, leaves” the Jews are polluting the Middle East and the leafs,
entire pages of the Bible “are starting to fall” are beginning to fail and fall into disfavor
with the Israelis “Goodnight, my love” good-bye my truth “may the lord have mercy on
us all” and may God forgive Jews for their sins, including Bob who once supported Israel.
“Goodnight” as good-by, Ten Thousand Men 1990, “10.000 women all dressed in white”
numerous religiously ultraconservative, fundamentalist Israeli Arabs “Standing at my
window” taking aim at my faith, “wishing me goodnight” wishing to see the State of
Israel destroyed, hoping to wish it goodbye and good riddance.
One by one, they followed the sun
One by one, until there were none.
Two by two, to their lovers they flew
Two by two, into the foggy dew.
Three by three, they danced on the sea
Four by four, they danced on the shore
Five by five, they tried to survive,
Six by six, they were playing with tricks.
“One by one, they followed the sun” one by one the
majority of Palestinians were turned into refugees after the
1948 Israeli-Arab war and followed a person whose actions
and opinions strongly influenced the course of events, the
Chief Mufti of Jerusalem who told the Palestinians to flee
for their lives “One by one, until there were none” one by
one until there were no Palestinians left in the State of
Israel just ‘Israeli Arabs’ “Two by two, to their lovers they
flew” many went to refugee camps in the West Bank, many
to refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, and others to an
Egyptian run camp in the Gaza Strip “Two by two, into the foggy dew” two by two they
went into an uncertain future “Three by three, they danced on the sea” three by three
the Palestinians danced the dance that Israel had choreographed for them. Also danced
at weddings and reproduced in Gaza which is on the Mediterranean Sea “Four by four,
they danced on the shore” four by four they began to multiply in the West Bank “Five by
five, they tried to survive / Six by six, they were playing with tricks” eventually they
became terrorists “trick” an artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly
How many paths did they try and fail?
How many of their brothers and sisters lingered in jail?
How much poison did they inhale?
How many black cats crossed their trail?
How many tomorrow's have are they given away?
How many compared to yesterday?
How many more without any reward?
How many more can they afford?
“How many paths did they try and fail?” how many other ways did the Palestinians try
to get their land back before resorting to terrorism? “How many of their brothers and
sisters lingered in jail?” how many Palestinians were jailed for something as petty as the
possession of a Palestinian flag? “How much poison did they inhale?” how much teargas
did the Israelis use to quell the rioting and rock throwing? how much fatal nerve gas did
they inhale as the PLO accused Israel of employing? “How many black cats crossed their
trail?” how many informants, cultivated by the Israelis, have spied against them? “black”
as clandestine. “How many tomorrows have they given away?” how many human lives
have they sacrificed? “How many compared to yesterday?” how many deaths compared
to the time they lived in what was once Palestine? “How many more without any
reward?” how many more deaths without a homeland? “How many more can they
afford?” how many deaths can they bear without disadvantage or risk?
It's unbelievable, it's strange but true
It's inconceivable it could happen to you.
You go north and you go south
Just like bait in the fish's mouth.
Ya must be livin' in the shadow of some kind of evil star.
It's unbelievable it would get this far.
“It's unbelievable” it’s terrible and shocking “it's strange” it’s something so new
that I am unaccustomed to it “but true” but true none-the-less “It's inconceivable” it is
so unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible “it could happen to you”
that Israel would turn into a repressive state “You go north” you occupy the Syrian
Golan Heights in the North “and you go south” and you occupy Gaza in the South “Just
like bait” and, as a result, Israel is responsible for Jew-baiting, anti-Semitism “in the
fish's mouth” as Israel has become the Jewish people’s spokesperson, a mouthpiece for
most of the world “Ya must be livin' in the shadow” you must be living under the
influence of a dominating presence that has shadowed you for 2,000 years “of some
kind of evil star” and be cursed ‘in the stars’ in relation to your future, your destiny.
Additionally this is a reference to the Mogen David, the Star of David on the Israeli flag
“It's unbelievable it would get this far” it’s unbelievable that Israel still exists.
It's undeniable what they'd have you to think
It's indescribable it can drive you to drink.
They said it was the land of milk and honey
now they say it's the land of money.
Who ever thought they could ever make that stick.
It's unbelievable you can get this rich this quick.
“It's undeniable” it’s impossible to deny “what they'd have
you to think” what the Israelis would have American Jews
believing about the Palestinian uprising “It's indescribable”
it’s exceeding description “it can drive you to drink” it can
force the American Jewish community to drink in a lot of
information about Israel “They said it was the land of milk
and honey” the Zionists said Israel was a land flowing with milk and honey as it says in
the Bible “now they say it's the land of money” now all the Israelis have talent in one
area “Who ever thought they could ever make that stick?” who ever thought that the
Jews, who in the past had never produced their own weapons, could do so now? “It's
unbelievable you can get this rich this quick” it is beyond comprehension that you could
become wealthy by selling these arms on the world market to every tin-horned dictator
in Central America.
Every head is so dignified, every moon is so sanctified
Every urge is so satisfied as long as you're with me.
All the silver, all the gold, all the sweethearts you can hold
That don't come back with stories untold, are hanging on a tree.
“Every head is so dignified” many people wear knitted
yarmulkes on their heads as a mark of distinction to
indicate they are Jews “every moon is so sanctified” the
Jews go by the lunar calendar and special prayers are said
when there is a new moon “Every urge” every instinctive
motive to kill “is so satisfied as long as you're with me” is
approved by the religious parties who are part of the
government’s coalition “All the silver, all the gold” all the
valuable information you have received from spies “All
the sweethearts you can hold” all the spies cherished for
their excellent qualities; Time Passes Slowly 1970, “Once I
had a sweetheart, she was fine and good-looking.” “That
don’t come back with stories untold, are hanging on a tree” that don’t come back with
secrets are allowed to be executed. This is a reference to The Lavon Affair, a false flag
operation Israel ran against the Egyptians. Israeli spies, who had carried out terrorist
acts in Egypt and blamed them on the Moslem Brotherhood, were allowed to be hung in
Cairo, after Israeli military intelligence disowned them and refused to exchange them
for Egyptian spies in Israeli custody.
DYLAN COMPARES ISRAEL TO NAZI GERMANY
THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN 2006
Thunder on the mountain, and there's fires on the moon
A ruckus in the alley and the sun will be here soon
Today's the day, gonna grab my trombone and blow
Well, there's hot stuff here and it's everywhere I go
“Thunder” (to utter violent denunciation. In It’s Hard Rain A-Gonna Fall Dylan
"heard [learned by common report, such as the news media] / the sound [as in "sound
the alarm"] / of a thunder [violent denunciation. In the historical context of 1962 when
this poem was composed; threats of nuclear war being exchanged by the Soviet Union
and the United States over the issue of Russian missiles in Cuba] / it roared [syn. For
thunder] out a warning."
“On the mountain” (mountain - bully pulpit, especially in Israel:
In Hard Rain Dylan wrote, "And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and
breathe it / And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it" just
as Jesus did when he gave the Sermon on the Mount outside
Jerusalem. “Thunder on the mountain” becomes roughly, "A violent
denuncation of the State of Israel!"
“And there's fires” (fire - passions as in "Dylan is
getting all fired-up") “On the moon” (about a problem
that is unlikely to be solved - "Reach for the moon"
means you are trying to achieve something that is very
difficult. In Chronicles Dylan writes "There was no way I
could make its purpose mine, but it was great meeting
him, a man who had reached the moon when most of
us scarcely make it off the ground") “a ruckus in the
alley” (and there is a disturbance; a commotion and conflagration in Israel. The alley as
Israel metaphor first appeared in Dylan's CD UNDER THE RED SKY which was poetic
allegory about Israel and the Intifada. In It’s Unbelievable on UNDER THE RED SKY Dylan
wrote, “they said it was the land of milk and honey *“So I have come down to rescue
them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good
and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey --”Exodus 3:17)+ now they say it’s
the land of money / How could you ever make that STICK? [How could Israel, a Jewish
state, fabricate weapons and become a world class arms merchant?] / Its unbelievable
you could get rich that quick [sarcastic, it is understandable judging from the desire of
dictatorships to obtain armaments such as the Uzi submachine gun and Israel's desire
On UNDER THE RED SKY ALLEY appears in The Cat’s In The Well: “The cat’s in the
well [the Jews are in the Middle East poisoning the well - this time
metaphorically: In medieval times we were accused of literally
poisoning wells] / and grief is showing its face [and as a result there
is misery for the Palestinians+ / The world’s being slaughtered and it’s
such a bloody disgrace [the first intifada had already broken out
when Dylan wrote this in the early 1990’s. Dylan and others such as
Woody Allen were ashamed of Israeli soldiers for shooting rubber
bullets and live ammunition at Palestinian children who were armed
only with rocks+ / The cat’s in the well, and the horse *a horse of a different color a
person of a different kind - the Israelis are more often than not Europeans rather than
Middle-Eastern looking. Also horse as cavalry, army] / is going bumpety bump [is
removing or forcing the Palestinians from a position or dwelling previously occupied;
"The Jews bumped the Palestinians by demolishing the homes of suspected intifada and
terrorist leaders." Also bumping off, assassinating, PLO leaders] / Back ALLEY [sneaky
Israel, a country that is subject to back channel, back alley, diplomacy] / Sally [Sarah -
the Matriarch of Judaism] / is doing the American jump [is eagerly going along with
American foreign policy, having mimicked what America did to the Native Americans by
having forced the Palestinians from Palestine. Also jump as in "claim jumper" - someone
who steals someone else's rights to land+.” Continuing this recurrent Palestinian-Israeli
theme in another poem on UNDER THE RED SKY Dylan wrote, "There was a little boy
[the Palestinian Arabs] / and there was a little girl [the Jews] / and they lived in an alley
under the red sky *in an atmosphere that is changing for the worse; old adage “Red sky
at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning”+
Thunder On The Mountain continues: “And the sun will
be here soon” (SUN - Knowledge, brilliance, in the public
eye; but in this particular context SUN is fusion energy as
in Dylan’s Gates of Eden: “Upon four-legged [bestial,
fierce] / forest [dense] / clouds [mushroom clouds
produced by an atomic explosion. In a first draft of Gates
of Eden Dylan wrote, “Upon the fungus forest cloud” -
fungus - any of a major group (Fungi) of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing
organisms that include mushrooms] / The cowboy [someone who is reckless or
irresponsible] / angel [and is the guiding force of America and its military might] / rides
[thrives] / With his candle [enhanced intellectual illumination that no one can hold a
candle to, qualify for comparison with] / lit into the SUN [tapping the energy of the sun -
energy production in the sun is accomplished by nuclear fusion] / Though its glow
[intensity - glow: shine with an intense heat. Additionally there is a common
misconception that radioactive substances glow in the dark] / is waxed [increases in its
phase or intensity] / in black *hopelessness, will initiate the doom of civilization+.” The
SUN is fusion energy - an atomic explosion is going to take place in Israel shortly due to
the proliferation of nuclear technology)
“Today's the day” (an era of existence) “gonna grab” (make a
grasping or snatching motion with the hand) “my trombone” (my
weapon. The word trombone appears three times in the body of
Dylan’s writing. In Tarantula he wrote, “empty ships on the
desert & traffic cops on the Broomstick & weeping & hanging
onto a goofy sledgehammer & all the trombones coming apart,
the xylophones cracking & flute players losing their intimates...”
Examination of these words reveals a common thread in their lesser used meanings -
broomstick has the word broom and stick in it that as you can see by clicking is used
consistently as "weapon." The hammer in sledgehammer can mean a part of a gun that
detonates a bullet's primer as in the expression, "I dropped a hammer on him." Coming
apart can mean disassembled, as in what is done to weapons when they are cleaned.
Cracking can mean make a very sharp explosive sound; "His
gun cracked." Note: In Chronicles written decades later, it was
no coincidence that Dylan again associated trombones with
traffic, “He could imitate just about anything-clogged water
pipes and toilets flushing, steamships and sawmills, traffic,
violins and trombones.” The word trombone derives from the
Italian, from tromba trumpet. "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion,
and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the
inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand."
Joel 2:1 Thunder On The Mountain continues: “and blow” (blow: land a powerful stroke
with a weapon; "The Israelis gave Hamas a blow it will never recover from when they
assassinated Sheikh Yassin") “Well, there's hot stuff here” (there's radioactive material
such as plutonium and enriched uranium in Israel: hot stuff as in Smithsonian Magazine
The Hunt For Hot Stuff In The Former Soviet Union. NOTE: hot stuff as radioactive
material fits ingeniously and complexly with sun as fusion) “and it's everywhere I go”
(and enriched uranium is now in the hands of Pakistan, India, North Korea and soon the
Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to produce it).”
I was thinkin' 'bout Alicia Keys, couldn't keep from crying
When she was born in Hell's Kitchen,
I was living down the line
I'm wondering where in the world Alicia Keys could be
I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee
I “was thinkin' 'bout Alicia Keys” (nuclear
proliferation brought to mind the State of Israel. Alicia Keys
is an arbitrary metaphor for Israel discernible only through
context. Note: The singer and composer Alica Keys was
born in Harlem, not in Hell's Kitchen) “couldn't keep” (this
forced Dylan) “from crying” (cry - to say something or
protest in public) “When she was born in hell's kitchen
(Israel was born after the Nazis cooked up a living hell for
the Jews of Europe by putting them in ovens - crematoriums. Also the Middle East was a
hostile environment for the establishment of a Jewish State.) “I was living down the
line” (Dylan believed in the necessity for its existence and followed the Zionist line. In
1962 Dylan wrote, I’m Walkin’ Down the Line - Dylan is towing
the folksinger line, following a moral boundary agreed upon by a
group of people. On another level "live down" means live so as to
annul some previous behavior; "NEVER AGAIN!" - was the slogan
of Meir Kahane's Jewish Defense League) “I'm wondering where
in the world Alicia Keys could be?” (so at this point in time Dylan
wondering when a Jewish homeland would come into
“I been looking for her even clear” (Dylan and other Jews were searching for
homeland with a mindset characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts; especially
e.g. guilt; "a clear conscience") “through Tennessee” (to the point where they would
accept an Israel that had to secure itself by developing nuclear weapons. A secret site
was erected at rural Oak Ridge Tennessee for the large-scale production and purification
Feel like my soul is beginning to expand
Look into my heart and you will sort of understand
You brought me here, now you're trying to run me away
The writing on the wall, come read it,
come see what it say
“Feel like my soul” (soul - the seat of real life or vitality; the
source of action; the animating or essential part of the State
of Israel) “Is beginning to expand” (is beginning to become
more and more expansionist annexing large areas of
Jordanian, Egyptian and Syrian territory. 15,500 websites
contain the words "Israeli expansionism") “Look into my
heart” (heart - the choicest or most essential or most vital
part of some idea or experience: "the heart and soul of the
Jew"; Judaism mandates certain borders for the State of
Israel that include the West Bank of the Jordan River, what the settlers call Judea and
Sameria) “and you will sort” (sort - items segregated into groups according to a specified
criterion) “of understand” (and you might get some inkling of Israel’s rationalization for
this but unless you are Jewish you will never truly understand)
“You brought me here” (G-d brought the Jewish people to the
land of Israel in biblical times and said that Israel should border
the Jordan River) “Now you're trying to run me away” (but now
G-d is forcing me to cut and run by pressuring me to leave the
West Bank. He is also putting WMD's in the hands of my
enemies) “The writing on the wall” (according to biblical mythology, on the night of a
royal feast in Babylon writing mysteriously appeared on a wall at which no one stood
and shortly thereafter Emperor Belshazzar of Babylonia was killed and the Persians
(Iranians) took over the kingdom of Babylonia. Presumably G-d was the author of "the
writing on the wall" and it meant that the future looked disastrous) “Come read it”
(interpret its significance) “Come see what it say” (say - communicate or express
nonverbally; "What do the problems in the Middle East say about Israeli policies?)"
Thunder on the mountain, rollin' like a drum
Gonna sleep over there, that's where the music coming from
I don't need any guide, I already know the way
Remember this, I'm your servant both night and day
“Thunder on the mountain” (an ominous threat) “rollin'”
(rolling - increasing in intensity) “like a drum” (like a
threat that is growing more and more genocidal - when
the Soviets excavated the Lublin Death Camp they found
furnaces containing human bones and more than five
hundred drums of Zyklon B gas) “Gonna sleep” (sarcastic
- sleep - be content or complacent) “over there” (with
the way Israel treats the Palestinians) “that's where the
music coming from” (that's where the new concentration camps have been established.