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"There must be some way out of here" said the joker to the thief
"There's too much confusion", I can't get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.



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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    The meaning of this song means that no one is paying attention. Bob dylan is the joker and the thief is god who takes us away from planet earth, the businessmen and plowmen are representations of the people who produce his songs and the rest of the people who listen to his music are clueless to his message and no not of it's worth and just confusion to the point were he feels it's pointless and feels as if life is but a joke because no one understands, the watch tower is the place where all who try and see what is happening in this crazy world and make sense out of it and life comes and goes and life passes and continues on and in the distance trouble will come again and again as time goes on and the two riders approaching are the riders of truth and in the truth can bring fear and the wind began to howl. If you try and look up the lyrics to this song you will find everyone has screwed up the words, again no one is paying attention.

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