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"Ballad of a Thin Man" is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan, released on the album Highway 61 Revisited in 1965.

A dark and menacing-sounding song, "Ballad of a Thin Man" addresses a certain "Mr. Jones", telling him repeatedly that he simply doesn't "know what's happening". The song's lyrics have Mr. Jones facing a wild, nonsensical, hallucinatory, carnival-like world, and the character is portrayed as a clueless poser who cannot deal with it all.

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You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand
You see somebody naked and you say, \"Who is that man?\"
You try so hard but you don't understand
Just what you will say when you get home

Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man Lyrics


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  • This is a great song, but this particular recording isn't very good.
  • Ramblings of a madman. Dylan's descent into insanity. Awesome.
  • Bootleg Vol. 7 version is unbelievable.
  • Do you Mr. Jones?
  • do you mister allen?
  • So very GOOD.
  • God, I love this song.
  • Love it!
  • acá Dylan se las mandó, media letra.

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