On the Road Again


Apropos of nothing. Bob Dylan is hitting the road because he’s got himself some nasty in-laws. You can also view it as a metaphor for how society’s weird standards work to alienate the poor sensitive artist. Which is a bit of a heavier message than just whining about your in-laws. We want our Dylan to have depth; we don’t want him wasting his barbs on pedestrian things. But, you know, for my money, I’m happy enough if it’s just a funny song about in-laws, that old comedic standby.

Notice there’s no video. Yep, there’s no video. Go buy yourself a Bob Dylan album.

On The Road Again
WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN
Well, I woke up in the morning
There’s frogs inside my socks
Your mama, she’s a-hidin’
Inside the icebox
Your daddy walks in wearin’
A Napoleon Bonaparte mask
Then you ask why I don’t live here
Honey, do you have to ask?

Well, I go to pet your monkey
I get a face full of claws
I ask who’s in the fireplace
And you tell me Santa Claus
The milkman comes in
He’s wearing a derby hat
Then you ask why I don’t live here
Honey, how come you have to ask me that?

Well, I asked for something to eat
I’m hungry as a hog
So I get brown rice, seaweed
And a dirty hot dog
I’ve got a hole
Where my stomach disappeared
Then you ask why I don’t live here
Honey, I gotta think you’re really weird

Your grandpa’s cane
It turns into a sword
Your grandma prays to pictures
That are pasted on a board
Everything inside my pockets
Your uncle steals
Then you ask why I don’t live here
Honey, I can’t believe that you’re for real

Well, there’s fistfights in the kitchen
They’re enough to make me cry
The mailman comes in
Even he’s gotta take a side
Even the butler
He’s got something to prove
Then you ask why I don’t live here
Honey, how come you don’t move?

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