Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature:- Bob Dylan, the American singer-songwriter and artist is one of the most popular names in the world of music. Songs written by him has been heard multiple times by various people and has won various awards.
The artist has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” This is the first time that this award has been given to a musician.
This has sparked up a lot of debate as many people have contradictory views on such a decision. Some feel that Dylan does not really qualify as a writer, whereas some feel that Dylan’s work can be seen as a form of poetry.
Dylan’s lyrics and music have not only influenced the youth of 1960’s, but it continues to have a great impact even today. Here are a few songs written by Dylan that have a deep meaning.
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.”
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’
“It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.”
TANGLED UP IN BLUE
“And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin’ coal
Pourin’ off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you,
Tangled up in blue.”
LIKE A ROLLING STONE
“How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?”
MR. TAMBORINE MAN
“Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle-jangle morning I’ll come following you.”