bob dylan'ın 6. albümüdür, dylan'ın artık klasikleştiğinin kanıtıdır, nitekim kendisi ilk best of' unu bu albümden sonra çıkarmıştır. track list'i şöyle gider:
like a rolling stone
it takes a lot to laugh it takes a train to cry
from a buick 6
ballad of a thin man
queen jane approximately
highway 61 revisited
just like tom thumb's blues
tanrı'nın abraham'dan oğlu kurban etmesini istemesine (genesis 22) değinir.
şarkının en büyük önemi herhalde yaptığı küstah,ben merkezci tanrı tanımıdır.
(bkz: frygt og baeno)
sözleri de şöyledir:
oh god said to abraham, "kill me a son"
abe says, "man, you must be puttin' me on"
god say, "no." abe say, "what?"
god say, "you can do what you want abe, but
the next time you see me comin' you better run"
well abe says, "where do you want this killin' done?"
god says, "out on highway 61."
well georgia sam he had a bloody nose
welfare department they wouldn't give him no clothes
he asked poor howard where can i go
howard said there's only one place i know
sam said tell me quick man i got to run
0l' howard just pointed with his gun
and said that way down on highway 61.
well mack the finger said to louie the king
i got forty red white and blue shoe strings
and a thousand telephones that don't ring
do you know where i can get rid of these things
and louie the king said let me think for a minute son
and he said yes i think it can be easily done
just take everything down to highway 61.
now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
told the first father that things weren't right
my complexion she said is much too white
he said come here and step into the light he says hmm you're right
let me tell the second mother this has been done
but the second mother was with the seventh son
and they were both out on highway 61.
now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
he was tryin' to create a next world war
he found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
he said i never engaged in this kind of thing before
but yes i think it can be very easily done
we'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
and have it on highway 61.
mojo dergisinin aralik 2005 sayisi ile birlikte bir tribute versionu hediye edilen dylan klasigi album.
tanrı dedi ki ibrahim'e;
bana bir oğul öldür herhangi bir oğul,
ibrahim dedi ki, benimle dalga geçiyor olmalısın
tanrı hayır! dedi, ibrahim nasıl?
tanrı şöyle devam etti: istediğini yapabilirsin ibrahim ne de olsa özgür irade var.
ama kafanı kırarım gerekirse, özgürlük nereye kadar?
ibrahim pes etti: bu cinayeti nerede işleyeyim istersin?
tanrı konuyu kapattı: on highway 61!
(bkz: pj harvey)