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My Back Pages
Discussion in ' Music Corner ' started by Jerryb , Jan 5, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: New Jersey. This was always one of my favorite Dylan lyrics.
It is stylistically similar to his earlier folk protest songs and features Dylan's voice with an acoustic guitar accompaniment. Although Dylan wrote the song in , he did not perform it live until The Byrds' version, initially released on their album Younger Than Yesterday , was also issued as a single in and proved to be the band's last Top 40 hit in the U. In the song's lyrics, Dylan criticizes himself for having been certain that he knew everything and apologizes for his previous political preaching, noting that he has become his own enemy "in the instant that I preach. Music critic Robert Shelton has interpreted this refrain as "an internal dialogue between what he [Dylan] once accepted and now doubts. Dylan's disenchantment with the protest movement had previously surfaced in a speech he had given in December when accepting an award from the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee ECLC in New York. The lilting refrain
Then I heard a beautiful rendering of My Back Pages of his album, aptly titled Another side of Bob Dylan. Dylan was 23 years old at the.
why am i so bitter and angry
What does My Back Pages mean?
The implication is that he started writing and let the song itself direct where matters were going. In this comment Dylan notes the two opposing routes between which all creative artists make a choice — plotting and planning the work in whatever form it is before one starts, or letting it happen. I would never in a lifetimes suggest that I am a creative artist of singular note, but I can give the briefest explanation of this from my own experience as a novelist. I knew more or less what happened that year, but during the nine months it took to write the book I discovered a lot more and those discoveries forced me to twist the actions of the characters quite a bit. And I gave the journalist and the fictional characters he met lives — during those nine months they became real people.