I know Dylan made his reputation as a folk singer, and then famously embraced rock, but he sure had a feel for the blues. In my book, Slow Train Comin’ is a great example, and one of his best songs, and, given his enormous catalogue, that’s saying something, right?
A mournful groove supporting righteously indignant lyrics, smacking you in the face for eight verses until you moan, “Alright! You’re right! Have mercy!” It leaves you angry - at someone – and feeling guilty (maybe even ashamed), all at once.
The enemy I see wears a cloak of decency.
Yep, that’s Dylan all right.