A new verse to a Dylan Song

The tune will come to you from the chorus. Think Peter, Paul and Mary singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

How many lies can one man tell,
Before people be-gin to hear?
How many folks can his ego exploit,
Before they can see whom to fear?
Yes, and how many groups must this candidate demean,
Before they can see him very clear.
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.

This man is an apocalyptically bad candidate who would would further harm America, our allies and our planet. His history tells us all we need to know how he will operate.

Sing with me and vote for a “sane, competent” candidate as Michael Bloomberg called her. She is not perfect, but she is well respected worldwide and will serve us well, all of us.

32 thoughts on “A new verse to a Dylan Song

  1. Note to Readers: We need to enlist our living folk singers to sing out loudly once again. Social injustice, voting rights, civil rights continue to be issues with a new strain of discrimination glossed over by a biased news source.

    • Are there any remaining folk singers? All I hear anymore is rap and heavy metal. I wonder what the likes of Baez, Dylan and PPM would have to say about the climate of the moment?

      • They just honored Joan Baez. We saw Arlo Guthrie about ten years ago, but he was on PBS singing his old songs earlier thus year.

  2. Watching my recording of the Olympic Dressge competition, and it went to news while I was getting another cup of tea. Did he REALLY say that “Obama founded ISIS?!?!” Oh, who am I kidding? OF COURSE he did!!!!!! (Bashing head on desk……}

    • Yes, he did. He was interviewed several times where reporters, even with conservative news outlets, gave him an out, but he doubled down and triple downed. Only after several days did he say he was being sarcastic. Then, later he changed the sarcasm to only a little. Now, he is back to saying they are the founders again. He is truly all over the place.

      • That is because he is a complete and total nutbag! “A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused—it is done to meet one’s goals). Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.”A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning (unlike sociopaths), rather they simply lie out of habit—an automatic response.”

      • Leiah, I would be lying if I disagreed with you. :>) One of the defense mechanisms for a narcissist is to transfer to others the criticism they get – so he says Clinton is a crook, unstable, lies, etc. and the system is rigged and they will cheat. Each of these words correctly describes in varying degrees Mr. Trump and he has been criticized, not just by his opponent, but by people that have worked with him and know him. Thanks for your comment. Keith

  3. Note to Readers: I was reading some old posts beneath the most current one which led me to another about the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Don’t Laugh at Me.” This songs is also a fitting rebuttal to Trumpism where people are laughed at with his direction, whether they are disabled, Muslim, Black, overweight, women, Mexican, LGBT, etc.

      • The PP&M version is much better. I have heard him sing it twice in recordings. His singing is not his strength, but he brings his passion, originality and intellect to the effort. My brother hates when I say that. I think it is flattering when a songwriter’s songs live on in others. Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Burt Bacharach were not known for the singing.

      • People complain about Dylan’s voice, but I have come to think of it as just right for the folk songs he composed in the 60s and 70s. I’m not enamored of his recent stuff!

      • Hugh, in my note to Jill, it was not his strength, but he brought so much more to the table. I found his singing best when there were many words to sing per stanza. He could drop in his marvelous lyrics in and then close the stanza with a “didn’t you?” or a “tangled up in blue.” When he sings “Tambourine Man,” it is very good as it is one person asking him to “play a song for me.” The Byrds added harmony and a 12 string guitar, so the song is less plaintive, but still good.

    • Thanks Janet. I appreciate your following me. With your background, I am sure you have seen some interesting things and can offer a uniquely funny perspective.

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