Bob Dylan : “Like A Rolling Stone”

“Like A Rolling Stone ”

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin’ out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Ah, you’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say, “Do you want to make a deal?”

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Ah, you never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything he could steal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To have on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Ah, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They’re all drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you’d better take your diamond ring, you’d better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
When you ain’t got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose
You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel
Ah, how does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?


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Di hampir lebih dari 10 artikel musik yang telah kubaca (kebanyakan artikel asing) menyebutkan bahwa lagu ini adalah salah satu lagu terbaik sepanjang masa. Awalnya, ah..kan bnyk juga lagu2 Barat lain yang keren jd ketika baru dengar I do not care too much. Barulah setelah berkali2 membaca betapa ‘ajaib’ lagu ini kata mereka baik struktur, melodi, aransemen musik, dan lirik…aku mencoba mendengar.

Dan emg di awal2 mendengar aku tidak begitu tertarik..ya cuma progresi kord piano ditambah deru organ yang meramaikan musik, pattern gitar dan drum yang standar rock, dan vokal yang seperti campuran serak dan cemprang…serta melodi yang diulang ulang (verse – chorus – verse – chorus – verse – chorus – verse – chorus )…bagus tetapi tidak terlalu istimewa menurutku. Namun begitu aku mencoba memaknai liriknya dan perlahan juga melodi lagunya mulai meresap di kepala, I became fall in love with this song bahkan sampai skarang… Dan ketika mendengar versi studionya, aku sering kali lupa bahwa lagu ini berasal dari tahun 1966…just a fantastic evergreen song by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan learned to play the guitar & harmonica as a very young child and has since undoubtedly became one of the greatest guitarists/singer/ songwriters of his time, not to mention, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He records and plays his music in a particular type of way that others may call weird or wacky. Regardless of what people think, Bob’s way of doing things obviously works for him

Lirik2 lagunya menjadi lambang anti kemapanan sekaligus sosial kehidupan anak muda Amerika (dan dunia pada akhirnya sampai skarang)…A genius songwriter yang menginspirasi banyak musisi hingga sekarang….Bahkan album terbarunya di tahun 2009 ini menduduki puncak Billboard 200 US menjadikannya sebagai orang tertua (68 tahun) yang masih mampu meraih posisi no.1 di chart musik Amerika Serikat.
Tak heran majalah musik tersohor Rolling Stone (sesuai dengan judul lagu ini) menempatkannya sebagai selebriti paling berpengaruh kedua (setelah The Beatles) di dunia ini…

Bob Dylan adalah seorang musisi Amerika kelahiran 1941, mulai berkarir musik di usia 20 (1961). Genre musiknya awalnya folk, kmudian rock’n roll, country, RnB, pop, soul, jive, dan banyak lagi. Tetapi yang paling menginspirasiku adalah saat ia memainkan musik folk berbekal gitar dan harmonika sendiri!

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2 thoughts on “Bob Dylan : “Like A Rolling Stone”

    • Hehe, yap mirip banget keduanya, sama2 pengaduk gitar akustik dan harmonika, vokal yang hampir mirip, serta suka membuat lirik2 bertema kehidupan dan ‘pemberontakan’. Tapi Iwan Fals lebih ekstrim dan menusuk liriknya, sementara Bob Dylan bernada sindiran.

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