- All the Tired Horses
The first track on the album, "All the Tired Horses" does not even feature Dylan's vocals. It consists of a small choir of female voices repeating the same two lines
:"All the tired horses in the sun"
:"How'm I s'posed to get any ridin' done? Hmm."
to the same melody for 3 minutes and 14 seconds, with varying instrumental accompaniment. In the key of
C major, this song consists musically of the chord structure I-vi-iii-V, repeated throughout. This translates in the given key to C-Am-Em-G.
It is possible that Dylan is complaining of drug stress of one kind or another, as the loosely-sung "riding" is a natural homophone to "writing" (or: "ridin'" and "writin'") and Dylan's own narcotics (and especially cocaine) use at the time is widely noted. This has been taken as metaphor for simple tiredness, a psychological fatigue stemming from the wild ride of stardom and its attending distractons over his recent past years, or even a fatigue of the spirit itself, as interfering with his songwriting.
The Sports: "The Sports Play Dylan & Donovan" (1981)
The Narrator: "All That to the Wall" (2007)
* [http://bobdylan.com/index.html Bob Dylan's official page]
*Don Giller and Ed Lozano. "The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook". Amsco Publications, 2003.
*Oliver Trager. "Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia". Billboard Books, 2004.
* [http://bobdylan.com/songs/tired.html Lyrics]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Saddle Club (books) — The Saddle Club is a series of intermediate children s books published by Bantam Books between 1986 and 2001. The series was created by a publishing house using the contract writing services of self professed equestrian novice Bonnie Bryant. Many … Wikipedia
The Residents — Origin Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Genres Avant garde, experimental, multimedia art Years active 1966 1969–present Labels … Wikipedia
The Game of Life (Book) — The Game of Life (and how to play it) teaches the philosophies of its author, Florence Scovell Shinn. The book holds that ignorance of, or carelessness with the application of various Laws of Metaphysics (see below) can bring about undesirable… … Wikipedia
The Mysterious Mr. Quin — … Wikipedia
The Maidens' Consent — ( es. El sí de las niñas) is a play by the Spanish playwright Leandro Fernández de Moratín. It was written in 1801 and first performed in 1806. The play is a satirical commentary on Spanish social norms of the time and has since become part of… … Wikipedia
The Idler (1758–1760) — This article is about the 18th century series of essays. For other publications called The Idler, see The Idler (disambiguation). The Idler was a series of 103 essays, all but twelve of them by Samuel Johnson, published in the London weekly the… … Wikipedia
The Ruins of Gorlan — Infobox Book name = The Ruins of Gorlan image caption = First American Edition Cover author = John Flanagan cover artist = country = Australia language = English series = Ranger s Apprentice genre = publisher = Random House (Australia); Philomel… … Wikipedia
The Return of Jafar — Infobox Film name = The Return of Jafar caption = VHS cover director = Tad Stones producer = Tad Stones writer = Tad Stones Mark McCorkle Robert Schooley starring = Scott Weinger Jonathan Freeman Gilbert Gottfried Dan Castellaneta Linda Larkin… … Wikipedia
The Monkees — For the TV series, see The Monkees (TV series). For the album, see The Monkees (album). This article is about the musical group. The Monkees The Monkees, left to right: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith … Wikipedia
The Fellow — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = The Fellow caption = sire = Italic dam = L Oranaise damsire = Paris Jour sex = Gelding foaled = 1985 country = France colour = Bay breeder = Mlle A. M. Gaulin owner = Marquesa Soledad de Moratalla… … Wikipedia