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Bob Dylan

Desolation Row

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  • 1965
  • 2011
  • 1966
  • 1959
  • 1990

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“Desolation Row” is a 1965 song written and sung by Bob Dylan. It was recorded on August 4, 1965, and was released as the closing track of Dylan’s sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited. During its length of 11 minutes, Dylan weaves together a number of characters lifted from history, fiction and the Bible, into a narrative which suggests entropy and urban chaos. The song has been covered by many artists, including My Chemical Romance for the film Watchmen in 2009. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ From Desolation Row ... On Desolation Row ... To Desolation Row

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This song is listed #185 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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


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