Sunday, April 6, 2008

Song of the Week - All Along The Watchtower

I was looking for something else and stumbled on this. Two of my favorite performers doing one of my favorite songs. Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen teaming up for the Bob Dylan (by way of Jimi Hendrix) song All Along the Watchtower. This past Friday the final season of Battlestar Gallactica started. If you're a fan of that show, you know the connection to this song. "There's gotta be some way outta here..."

There must be some kind of way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
Theres too much confusion
I cant get no relief
Businessman they drink my wine
Plow men dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody of it is worth
Hey hey

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 uh
But you and I weve been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now
The hours getting late


All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Bare-foot servants to, but huh
Outside in the cold distance
A wild cat did growl
Two riders were approachin
And the wind began to howl


mmosley said...

I always thought it was cool how Bob admitedly changed the way he played and sang the song because he liked the way Jimi did it so much.

Wax Heaven said...

I am a huge Dylan fan. I once listened to "I Want You" 100 times in a row on my iPod.