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Bob Dylan

Idiot Wind

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“Idiot Wind” is a song by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks. The song was likely to have been written in the summer of 1974, after his comeback tour with The Band that year. Working on a suggestion from his brother, Dylan re-recorded half the songs on Blood on the Tracks, including “Idiot Wind”. The re-recorded versions were radical departures from the original recordings, and “Idiot Wind” saw a tremendous change, including the adding of a full band backing from an essentially solo acoustic recording. The sessions in which he re-recorded these songs took place after the initial pressing of Blood on the Tracks, however, and the session musicians Dylan used were not given credit for their work on the album sleeves. The re-recorded version of the song,... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You’re an idiot, babe ... Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth ... It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

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