Bob Dylan Won The Nobel Prize

Words & music by Doug Harvey

 

Verse
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

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

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

Verse
That weekend Kate McKinnon sang
“Hallelujah” and I felt the pangs of grief;
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, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize
Heh, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

Verse
I just heard his latest song
A single seventeen minutes long
About the “murder most foul” of JFK
As I listened I just sat there stunned
The song hit Billboard’s number one
Maybe things might just turn out OK.
‘Cause, you know, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize.

Verse
It’s hard to tell reality
From a show I once saw on TV;
There’s so many brazen 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
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize

© Copyright by Doug Harvey and Bird Ash Music

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