Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

“You stitched and pressed and packed and drove”

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Sometimes you say things in songs even if there’s a small chance of them being true. And sometimes you say things that have nothing to do with the truth of what you want to say and sometimes you say things that everyone knows to be true. Then again, at the same time, you’re thinking that the only truth on earth is that there is no truth on it. Whatever you are saying, you’re saying in a ricky-tick way. There’s never time to reflect. You stitched and pressed and packed and drove, is what you did.

Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One

Written by nevalalee

December 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

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