It’s All Good

Bob Dylan has this really interesting song on his recent album, Together Through Life. The song is called It’s All Good and it is the last track on the CD.  It seems to be about the apathetic attitude which has become so popular lately.  With all the bad stuff that happens in the world on a regular basis, it’s easy to allow ourselves to become numb to it all.  The song showcases Dylan’s sarcasm, as each verse paints a picture that’s worse than the one before and then pronounces it to be “all good.”  Anyways, I thought I’d post the lyrics here for you to read and ponder.

 

Talk about me babe, if you must
Throw on the dirt, pile on the dust
I’d do the same thing if I could
You know what they say, they say it’s all good
All good, it’s all good

 

Big politician telling lies
Restaurant kitchen, all full of flies
Don’t make a bit of difference, don’t see why it should
But it’s all right, ’cause it’s all good
It’s all good

 

Wives are leavin’ their husbands, they beginning to roam
They leave the party and they never get home
I wouldn’t change it, even if I could
You know what they say man, it’s all good
It’s all good

 

Brick by brick, they tear you down
A teacup of water is enough to drown
You ought to know, if they could they would
Whatever going down, it’s all good
All good
Say it’s all good

 

People in the country, people on the land
Some of them so sick, they can hardly stand
Everybody would move away, if they could
It’s hard to believe but it’s all good

 

The widow’s cry, the orphan’s plea
Everywhere you look, more misery
Come along with me babe, I wish you would
You know what I’m saying, it’s all good
All good
I said it’s all good

 

Cold blooded killer, stalking the town
Cop cars blinking, something bad going down
Buildings are crumbling in the neighbourhood
But there’s nothing to worry about, ’cause it’s all good
They say it’s all good

 

I’ll pluck off your beard and blow it in your face
This time tomorrow I’ll be rolling in your place
I wouldn’t change a thing even if I could
You know what they say, they say it’s all good
It’s all good

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