Saturday, February 05, 2011

Musical Interlude, Dedicated to The Egyptian Freedom Demonstrators: All Along The Watchtower

I love this song, written by Bob Dylan and emblazoned forever in Rock history by Jimi Hendrix. Included are two newer badass versions (I hate to pick one over the other, so I put them both in)  by Dave Matthews and that forever Hippie rocker Neil Young jamming with a great jammin' band, Pearl Jam. This song is dedicated to the brave Egyptian demonstrators in Tahrir Square, Cairo, whose thirst for freedom has captured the world's imagination. Enjoy!

All Along The Watchtower

By Bob Dylan

"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."

"No reason to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke,
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

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