Never Ending Tour

The Colonel and I caught up with Bob Dylan and the Never Ending Tour Wednesday night at the Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska. What a great artist. A modern day Tennyson, Milton or Shakespeare. Just ask Boston University Humanities professor Christopher Ricks.

Here’s the set list with a few lines from each song…

Absolutely Sweet Marie
To live outside the law you must be honest

Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)

Senor, Senor, do you know where we’re headin’
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
Now the preacher looked so baffled when I asked him why he dressed
With twenty pounds of headlines stapled to his chest

Ballad of a Thin Man
Something is happening here
But you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Let’s forgive each other darlin’, let’s go down to the greenwood glen
Let’s put our heads together now, let’s put all old matters to an end

Workingman’s Blues # 2
Now they worry and they hurry and they fuss and they fret
They waste your nights and days
Them I will forget
But you I’ll remember always

Highway 61 Revisited
God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it

‘Till I Fell In Love With You
Now I feel like I’m coming to the end of my way
But I know God is my shield and he won’t lead me astray

Desolation Row
She wears an iron vest
Her profession’s her religion
Her sin is her lifelessness

Tweedle Dee & Dweedle Dum
Living in the Land of Nod
Trustin’ their fate to the Hands of God

Spirit On The Water
I’m traveling by land
Traveling through the dawn of day
You’re always on my mind
I can’t stay away

Summer Days
Everybody get ready to lift up your glasses and sing
Well, I’m standin’ on the table, I’m proposing a toast to the King

Thunder On The Mountain
Thunder on the mountain rolling to the ground
Gonna get up in the morning walk the hard road down
Some sweet day I’ll stand beside my King
I wouldn’t betray your love or any other thing

Like A Rolling Stone
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal
How does it feel?

All Along The Watchtower
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl


Little known fact: Dylan wrote All Along The Watchtower after reading the prophecies of Isaiah.

Set a watchman in the watchtower
Let him declare what he sees
Then he cried, A lion, my Lord!
And look, here come a pair of horsemen
Babylon is fallen, is fallen!

~Isaiah 21


It’s Heaven and Hell at Word of Life this weekend.

Friday Night: Heaven Is Coming

Sunday Morning: Tour of Hell

All glory and power to King Jesus!



Bonus material (of little interest to most people)…

My current baker’s dozen, one hour zTunes playlist:

1. Heaven Is Coming ~ Steve Parsons (friend from England)

2. Red Morning Light ~ Kings of Leon

3. He Is Coming ~ Lamb

4. Comfort Ye My People ~ Lamb

5. Jonah’s Song ~ Druzkhi (Russian friends)

6. The Man Comes Around ~ Johnny Cash

7. Sound of Melodies ~ Leeland (coming to WOLC 3/21/07)

8. Tears of the Saints ~ Leeland

9. Angelina ~ Bob Dylan

10. Ring Them Bells ~ Bob Dylan

11. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) ~ Bob Dylan

12. Nettie Moore ~ Bob Dylan

13. Ain’t Talkin’ ~ Bob Dylan