Here are the words to hiway 61 revisited from the wordsmith Bob Dylan.
Oh, God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man you must be puttin' me on"
God says, "No", Abe say "What?"
God say "You can do what you want Abe but
The next time you see me comin' you better run"
Well Abe said, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
God say, "Out on Highway 61"
MY WORDS HERE. THIS FIRST FEW WORDS FROM DYLAN IN THIS SONG ARE STRAIGHT FROM THE BIBLE, BUT OF COURSE DYLAN SPEAKS THEM NOT EXACTLY, BUT PARAPHRASES, WHICH IS HIS RIGHT AND PEROGATIVE TO DO SO, BUT WHAT IT DOES SAY TO ALL OF US IS THAT DYLAN IS WELL READ IN THIS PARTICULAR STORY IN THE BIBLE AND IT INFLUENCED HIM OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT IT.
THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW POP CULTURE IS INFLUENCED BY THE WORDS OF GOD MOST HIGH RIGHT FROM HIS WORD.
BOB DYLAN IS A POET EXTRORDINARE AND A GREAT TALENT. IT IS ALSO TAUGHT IN THE SCRIPTURES THAT GOD CREATED ALL SOULS, THIS HAS TO MEAN THAT GOD CREATED DYLAN TO DO WHAT DYLAN HAS DONE, AS GOD MADE HIM BOB DYLAN.
GOD DID TELL ABRAHAM TO KILL HIS ONLY SON. WHY? TO SEE IF ABRAHAM HAD ENOUGH FAITH TO OBEY GOD MOST HIGH. HE DID BUT BEFORE ABRAHAM PUT THE KNIFE INTO HIS SON GOD MOST HIGH TOLD HIM TO STOP, AND DO NO HARM TO THE CHILD. WHY?
BECAUSE IF ABRAHAM SHOWED ENOUGH FAITH TO KILL HIS ONLY SON, THEN GOD MOST HIGH WOULD HAVE HIS ONLY SON KILLED FOR EVERY HUMAN THAT WOULD BELIEVE IT, AND THEREBY GAIN ETERNAL LIFE FROM IT.
THIS IS AN AWESOME SONG BY DYLAN, PLACED IN HIS MIND AND SPIRIT BY GOD MOST HIGH TO PLACE THIS MESSAGE INTO THE MIDDLE OF POP CULTURE SO THAT THE MASSES COULD HAVE THAT SEED PLANTED WITHIN THEM.
ALSO THE TITLE OF THE SONG IS HIWAY 61 REVISITED, THE NUMBER 7 IN BIBLICAL NUMERICS MEANS SPIRITUAL PERFECTION, AS THIS SONG IS.
Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
Welfare department they wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, "Where can I go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place I know"
Sam said, "Tell me quick man and I got to run"
0ld howard just pointed with his gun
And said, "That way down Highway 61"
Well Mack the finger said to Louie the King
"I got forty red white and blue shoe strings
And a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where I can get rid of these things?"
And Louie the King said, "Let me think for a minute son"
And he said, "Yes I think it can be easily done
Just take everything down to Highway 61"
Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
My complexion she says is much too white
He said, "Come here and step into the light"
He says, "Hmm you're right
Let me tell the second mother this has been done"
But the second mother was with the seventh son
And they were both out on Highway 61
Now the Rovin' gambler he was very bored
He was tryin' to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said, "I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes I think it can be very easily done"
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
And have it on Highway 61
We have an awesome God.