Way to go Bob! In case you hadn’t heard, folk sensation, Minnesota native and legal herb advocate Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
As The New York Times so artfully states:
Mr. Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the award, and his selection on Thursday is perhaps the most radical choice in a history stretching back to 1901. In choosing a popular musician for the literary world’s highest honor, the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a debate about whether song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels.
While there are hundreds of Dylan lyrics that are worthy of such a lofty award, one of favorites comes from Blonde on Blonde:
"Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good,
They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would,
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home,
Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone,
But I would not feel so all alone,
Everybody must get stoned."