Best Songs Ever

What’s your favorite song?
Random Song
Please enter a search term (min. 2 chars)
iTunes Charts
ø 5 at 1 votes
What’s your rating?

Bob Dylan

Chimes Of Freedom

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Rap
  • Folk
  • Space
song from
  • 2012
  • 1962
  • 1967
  • 1963
  • 2001

Alternative video
“Chimes of Freedom” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan and featured on his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan (see 1964 in music), produced by Tom Wilson. It was written in early 1964 and was influenced by the symbolist poetry of Arthur Rimbaud. The song depicts the feelings and thoughts of the singer and his companion as they wait out a lightning storm under a doorway. The singer expresses his solidarity with people who are downtrodden or otherwise treated unjustly, and believes that the thunder is tolling in sympathy for them. Music critic Paul Williams has described the song as Dylan’s Sermon on the Mount. The song has been covered many times by different artists, including The Byrds, Jefferson Starship, Youssou N’Dour, Bruce Springsteen and U2. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing

Current Rank: ...

Popularity on the Web



More songs by Bob Dylan (See Charts): Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'Ll Go Mine), You Angel You, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Girl From The North Country, When You Gonna Wake Up, Corrina, Corrina, Peggy Day, Political World, Shot Of Love, and Spirit On The Water.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


Use at most three hashtags in your comment to connect the song with a topic (i.e. #live or #workout). It must contain at least one letter. You can view a toplist for every tag.