It was also released as a single as the B-side of " Like a Rolling Stone ". Gates Of Eden - EEna - Gates Of Eden is considered one of Dylan's most surreal songs.
In a Mojo magazine poll of its writers and various well-known musicians, "Gates of Eden" was ranked 76th among Dylan's greatest songs. Tambourine Man" and " Chimes of Freedom ", which were written a short time earlier.
The song was recorded in a single take on January 15,the same day as the other songs of side 2 of Bringing It All back Home —" Mr. Rather, the imagery evokes corruption and decay.
Oliver Trager interprets Le Cantonier - Frédo - Frédo En Corse of Eden" as Dylan's declaration that "blind belief in a forgiving afterlife is the ultimate lie because it creates complacency in this one.
Any other paradise is a sham, and pursuit of it potentially deadly to the spirit. The lyrics describe others besides the narrator who are searching for truth in this false paradise. In verse six, a motorcycle hipster torments his opposite, a midget businessman, as vultures look on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Positively Bob Dylan. Popular Culture, Ink.
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