Song For Bob

from by Tyler Lyle

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"Song for Bob" was written as a tongue and cheek reference to Dylan's "Song for Woody" while I was half drunk with $12 in my bank account on the most expensive street on the west side of LA the night before I was to meet and play my guitar for the North American head of the second biggest music company in the world (at the time).

lyrics

Too much whiskey and you can't find the truth
Too little and the outcome's the same
I'm on Abbot Kinney, a quarter to nine
Three drinks in my head and this song on my mind

I got nothing, nothing and no one
The pretty people just running in place
Tell me, is a song worth a damn thing
Nothing won't be worth nothing one day

I got a meeting tomorrow with a man and a pen
see if he can't get these songs of my hands
and give me some money for all of these tears

I got nothing, nothing and no one
and I just keep running away
Tell me, is a song worth a damn thing
Nothing won't be worth nothing one day

Hey hey there Bob Dylan, I wrote you a song
About a world that ain't never been born
Like a curse in my mouth and a cure on my tongue
It comes from my guts and it pulls out my lungs

I got nothing, nothing and no one
The pretty people just running in place
Tell me, is a song worth a damn thing
Nothing won't be worth nothing one day

Nothing ain't worth nothin' I say

credits

from Expatriates, released March 14, 2013

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