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Simple Twist Of Fate

..They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel
With a neon burnin' bright

He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far-off played
As she was walkin' on by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade
Where he was waking up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate...

by Bob Dylan

ORIGINAL: $200
11x15" Prismacolor Marker and Micron Pen on Watercolor paper.

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Synopsis by the artist

The song leaves a bit to the imagination. Unrelated to this drawing, I suspect it's about a man who had mistaken a sex worker for someone who truly cared about him. Neither here nor there for our sake.

The meat and potatoes of this illustration is to highlight and applaud a subtle and poetic mechanism used by Bob which I am quite possibly completely wrong about but decided to draw it anyway.

Keep in mind, Bob likes to shuffle time lines and 1st/3rd person. The sentences would seem out of order to fit my theory unless you take that into consideration.

I'm offering the possibility that the blind man at the gate was also the sax player. That entire verse was just a more beautiful way of saying, "she was blocks away by the time he realized she'd left".

The vacancy sign signifies the "emptiness inside". I want to say that's my own spin but in retrospect, he may just as well have placed it two verses earlier knowing exactly what he was doing.

- Dave Russo