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Bob Dylan

Hurricane (8:32)

Hurricane is a protest song by Bob Dylan co-written with Jacques Levy, about the imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. It compiles alleged acts of racism and profiling against Carter, which Dylan describes as leading to a false trial and conviction.

Dylan's Desire opens with "Hurricane", arguably the most popular song on the 1976 release. Named after former middleweight contender Rubin Carter, Dylan had been inspired…

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Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
She sees a bartender in a pool of blood
Cries out my God, they killed them all

Bob Dylan - Hurricane Lyrics


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  • These lyrics freak me out
  • Absolutely fantastic.
  • your original assumption was nonsense. what kind of person does someone have to be to 'deserve' being the subject of a song anyway? If Dylan chose to write this, then Rubin Carter obviously met all necessary criteria to do so
  • @Chumsicles: I am a human being with a brain. Problem?
  • By far the best Bob Dylan song
  • Who are you to say whether or not someone deserves a song?
  • Dylan? I doubt it. Sounds like a karaoke king. If it is really him he was stoned. No passion like there is in the original.
  • Surprised this hasn't been censored yet, lol.
  • Lindsey Stirling has a lot of this violin vibe
  • I hate this song. The dude may have been wrongly convited (maybe), but he is still not the kind of person who deserves a song.

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