Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You" is a song written by Bob Dylan from his 1969 album Nashville Skyline. It was the closing song of the album. The song was the third single released from the album, after "I Threw It All Away" and "Lay Lady Lay", reaching on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reaching the top 20 in other countries. Dylan arrived at the Nashville Skyline recording sessions having written just four songs, including "I Threw It All Away" and "Lay Lady Lay".
And something is happening here But you don't know what it is Do you, Mister Jones? You have many contacts Among the lumberjacks To get you facts When someone attacks your imagination. But nobody has any respect Anyway they already expect you To all give a check To tax-deductible charity organizations. You've been with the professors And they've all liked your looks With great lawyers you have Discussed lepers and crooks. You've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books You're very well read It's well known. Dylan’s music of the last 25 years is underrated, simply because his earlier work is so iconic. Here are five songs that could easily fit in any Dylan album of greatest hits. Not Dark Yet, from Time Out of Mind (1997) is as great a song as any in his catalog.
Dylan is an album compiled by Columbia Records consisting of outtakes by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on November 19, 1973. The tracks were assembled and issued by the label with no input from Dylan himself. The album followed the artist's departure from Columbia for Asylum Records, and the announcement of his first major tour since 1966
Dylan’s Nobel validated something momentous for many of the rest of us. Call it a worldview: a cultural and generational movement set off in the mid-1960s that affected people in new and serious ways. Dylan – who later claimed he never wanted to lead any charge – had been crucial to this disruption. Among them was Bruce Springsteen, who once said: When I was 15 and I heard ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ for the first time, I heard a guy like I’ve never heard before or since. A guy that had the guts to take on the whole world and made me feel like I had ’em to. What made Bob Dylan such an influential figure and inventive writer? Back in his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, where he grew up in a middle-class Jewish family, Dylan was remembered as a kid who wanted to play rock & roll – the kind Buddy Holly and Little Richard did.
Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it i. .says the chorus line, and some people do get that feeling with a Dylan show these days. Truth is the show is more suited to the intimate indoor venue, such as the Beacon Theatre in New York, where I saw the last of his six-night residency last November, and can still hear the echoes of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, his parting song.
But Bob Dylan did exactly this in 1975 with his urgent single Hurricane, which tells the story of Rubin Hurricane Carter, a middleweight boxer wrongly accused of murder in the mid-’60s. Against weeping strings, Dylan recounts a shooting in a Paterson, . bar where five people were killed and Carter was wrongly implicated. Something about Richard Manuel’s falsetto vocals taking the lead has always kept me at a distance. But even in that recording, and especially in Dylan’s Bootleg Series version, you hear the beautiful simplicity of the song’s construction matched with the depth of its meaning. It’s no surprise that countless artists, from Nina Simone to Wilco to Coheed and Cambria, have taken this song on (for better and for worse). On the surface, it’s a timeless gospel song that happened to come to the mind of Bob Dylan before it came to anyone else.
Bob Dylan and Tennessee Williams: there is no escape. In the original there is something so gentle and clean about the opening bars with the sweet continuing melodic guitar in the background, and then across it comes that line: They’re selling postcards of the hanging. and you know that in and around Dylan’s home town they were still doing that when he was a kid. The album is named after the highway that passes near his home town – this is Dylan talking about home but not quite home – it is that mix of real and unreal that Dylan was developing at this time.