Visions of Johanna lyrics

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ernold, Aug 13, 2018 at 3:36 AM.

  1. Ernold

    Ernold Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    West Sussex
    What is this great song about, in your opinion?

    And, surely, it's "seems like veneer", not "seems like the mirror"?!
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  2. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    England, UK
    It can't be tied down to one particular meaning: its creator's explanation (which we'll never hear) is only as good as your own.

    I'd agree about 'seems like veneer', which is a stronger image than the (official) 'mirror'.
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  3. Regandron

    Regandron Forum Resident

    London, UK
    As the man almost said.. it is about 7 minutes, although some live versions can be about 9 minutes.
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  4. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    Too cryptic
  5. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    It's not about anything
  6. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

  7. drumzNspace

    drumzNspace Forum Resident

    New Yuck City
    The malaise and fog of love taking over and clouding one’s whole being.
  8. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    This is often my favourite Dylan song and lyric.

    Fun fact: in Steely Dan's 'Dr Wu', the line 'all night long, we would sing that stupid song, and every word we sang I knew was true', the 'stupid song' is supposedly none other than 'Visions of Johanna'.
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  9. drumzNspace

    drumzNspace Forum Resident

    New Yuck City
    And it seems a rival is involved, a love triangle, and possibly even some non-monogamy on the author’s own part as well or at least the sense that he’s been there or identifies which also contributes to the fog of thoughts.
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  10. acetboy

    acetboy Forum Resident

    Bloomington, IL
    It's about what you get, with Bob's greatest tune....
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  11. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    NC USA
    Someone named Joan.


    Hidden in plain sight.

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