All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

“All Along the Watchtower” was originally performed by Bob Dylan on his John Wesley Harding Album. While it does have the melodic harmonica which to me resembles a psychedelic trip as with the use of the keyboard, Dylan’s song is largely folksy with a steady guitar strum and conversational lyrics. The lyrics though are to me very psychedelic in that the world he talks about seems almost fable like. It reminded me of the Canterbury Tales in that I kept expecting some form of trickery to be preformed. He also uses juxtaposing lyrics such as joker and thief. The song to me is egnimatic, one of those things that it is so simple and open ended that it is almost more confusing.

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