BoB DYLAN WON THE NOBEL PRIZE

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Written by Doug Harvey

American Delirium

We were sitting drinking coffee when
A voice came on the news at ten
With a headline that took us by surprise.
The earth stood still; the axis tipped.
I swear I felt a seismic shift
When I heard Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

It was just before Election Day
America was giving way
To lying charlatans and Russian spies
The Nobel vote was strange and smart
To see the genius in his art
And so Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

Leonard Cohen died that week.
I tried to turn the other cheek,
Then Leon Russell said his last goodbyes.
When I heard about Mose Allison
I thought “Man, you just cannot win,
But at least Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize.”
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

That weekend Kate McKinnon sang
“Hallelujah” and I felt the pangs
Of grief and tears fell hotly from my eyes.
When so much goes wrong it’s hard to know
Just what to think, which way to go,
But, hey, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

It’s a hot and muggy mid-July,
The rain is fallin’ hard outside,
Yet folks can’t see what’s right before their eyes.
There’s no such thing as climate strange,
A statement truly false and strange,
Like Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

It’s hard to tell reality
From a show I once saw on TV;
There’s so many nasty outright lies.
Sometimes it makes my blood run cold.
The center may or may not hold,
But at least Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

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