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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Too cryptic
     
  5. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    It's not about anything
     
  6. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

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  7. drumzNspace

    drumzNspace Forum Resident

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

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

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    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

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    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

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

    notesfrom Forum Resident

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    Someone named Joan.

    Johanna.

    Hidden in plain sight.
     

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