What a great day, in a categorically confusing way: a popular songwriter has won the Nobel Prize for literature!
We must pay our respects! What for you is the greatest hook in Dylan’s lyrics, and why do you pick it?
For my own answer, I swear I didn’t see this coming, but I have two finalists that both include the word “chicken.”
1. From “Tombstone Blues” (Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
The Commander-in-Chief answers him while chasing a fly
Saying, “Death to all those who would whimper and cry”
And, dropping a barbell, he points to the sky
Saying, “The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken”
2. From “Lo And Behold” (The Basement Tapes, 1975 [recorded in 1967])
At six-thirty flat
I found myself a vacant seat
An’ I put down my hat
“What’s the matter, Molly, dear
What’s the matter with your mound?”
This is chicken town!”