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Postcards From

The Hanging


“Bob Dylan lyrics have been painting pictures in my head sinse I was a kid. As I get older, the mental pictures flake off and reveal hidden pictures beneath. They continue to reveal new meanings the more I learn about history, politics, and social issues, and the more I develop as a songwriter myself.

This series demonstrates multiple aproaches. Some simply depict the words at face value. Some are drawings of what I think the hidden meanings are. And some are deliberate misinturpretations. One never really knows if their interpretation is accurate because Dylan is so vaguely specific.

Bob once told pestering reporters that he himself doesn’t know what his lyrics mean. I used to believe that, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.”

-Dave Russo

Illustrations of Bob Dylan songs

Please choose a song from the pull down menu.

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