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  1. Bob & Me

From the recordings To the Girl and To the Girl

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Am I related to Bob Dylan? Bob & Me is a shout-out to the fella who once shared my last name. “Don’t think twice I might change my name too.”

Lyrics

Bob and me both folk singers, it’s true
He was born in Minnesota -- me too
Poet for his generation; his songs spoke to the nation
But he gave away what could’ve been our glue

He’s acoustic and electric -- me too
Impatient with injustice, we two
Though he kinda speaks more than sings all those profound things
He gave away what could’ve been our glue

His songs changed the times with rolling stones and freewheelin’ style
But I can’t understand why he traded Zimmerman
Guess that answer’s somewhere in the wind

He writes about love -- so do I
He’s got good hair -- most days, so do I
He just won a Nobel Prize; my impact a much smaller size
But he gave up what would’ve been our tie

His songs changed the times with rolling stones and freewheelin’ style
But I can’t understand why he traded Zimmerman
Guess that answer’s somewhere in the wind
That answer’s somewhere in the wind

Are you related, ask those in the know?
With a wink and a nod their trivia shows
For a nickel or a dime every time I’ve been asked
My bank account would be unsurpassed

While I admit Dylan kind of has a ring,
It’s definitely not the same thing
As the many syllabled surname we shared in our youth
That doesn’t quite roll off the tongue

Bob and me both folk singers, it’s true
He was born in Minnesota – me too
I know the evidence is thin, but can I just pretend
To have inherited his music residue
His magic to tap into
Don’t think twice I might change my name too

His songs changed the times with rolling stones and freewheelin’ style
But I’ll never understand why he traded Zimmerman
Guess that answer’s somewhere in the wind
That answer’s somewhere in the wind