I don't know if you picked up on Bobby D,s statement a couple or three months back noting that there'd been no 'important songs' written in over twenty years. I took that to be a personal little jibe towards me. He's not a mean person by any means, and I should have dusted some of my stuff off and made him happy...but my producer had a breakdown some years back, (I guess it's been twenty years), and that and other things that also make me sad have had there affect, and maybe my songs are too personal for me to be sharing or maybe I don't want the crap that comes with celebrity...I don't know. At any rate, here's an 'oldie' of mine, and Bob, don't say you didn't ask for it.
"DYLAN IN OUTER SPACE" word&music by
YOU TOOK THE STARSHIP TO GET AWAY, OH YES, DON'T LIE, YOU KNOW YOU DID
SEVEN YEARS TIME EACH WAY, BACK AND FORTH, YOU KEPT YOURSELF WELL HID
YOU LOST YOURSELF, YOU LOST ME, COOKIN' FASTFOOD IN THE SHIP'S GALLEY
HOPE YOU GET BACK IN TIME(OUR TIME) FOR THAT BIG NEWPORT RALLY
DO YOU HEAR ANSWERS BLOWIN' ...IN THE SOLAR WIND, IN THE SO SO SOLAR WIND?
EVERYONE'S SO HAPPY HERE ON EARTH, HAPPY LIKE A SATISFIED DOPE FIEND
ALL THE RECORDS AND TAPES ARE SKIPPIN', WHIPPIN'-UP THE OKLAHOMA DUST
MY BABY AN' ME BE HIDIN', DECIDIN' IF IT'S LOVE OR JUST LUST...COVERED IN DUST
IN THOSE STARRY NIGHTS ABOVE AND BELOW, SOMETIMES I SING YOUR MYSTERY SONGS
WANDERIN' BOOTS O' SPANISH LEATHER, BARE LIGHT BULBS AN' DOGS BARKIN'...TH' SONG COMES ALONG
I'M NOT AFRAID O' LOOSIN' WHAT I'M GUARANTEED BY JESUS, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...
WELL, IF YOU DON'T MAKE IT, IF YOU FEEL NAKED, WE'LL SEE THAT YOUR GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN