Bob Dylan - Lenny Bruce (Song)
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  • As I’ve said, the problem that I had with Dylan writing with these overtly religious themes were that they honestly seemed forced as he basically refused to write any secular music, and anything which is forced is never as good as it could be
  • Since I didn’t know who Lenny Bruce was I decided to read a bit about him before listening to this song and found out that he was a comedian and this song is basically just a tribute to him since he had passed away, sort of an odd lyrical theme for Dylan but I’m still glad that it’s at least some kind of secular theme
  • The tempo of the song is fairly slow at the start and it unfortunately keeps this tempo constant throughout the song so there’s certainly no great build-up in this track or anything like that


    • by Grimmy101
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      Lenny Bruce is a song by Bob Dylan which appears on his record Shot Of Love. Thankfully Shot Of Love is basically the last of Dylan’s records where religious themes are prominent throughout many of the lyrics of the song and on an even better note, Lenny Bruce doesn’t have a religious theme at all.

      As I’ve said, the problem that I had with Dylan writing with these overtly religious themes were


      that they honestly seemed forced as he basically refused to write any secular music, and anything which is forced is never as good as it could be.

      However, although the music doesn’t have a religious theme to it, the music of it does still carry this sort of gospel sound to it.

      Since I didn’t know who Lenny Bruce was I decided to read a bit about him before listening to this ...


      • song and found out that he was a comedian and this song is basically just a tribute to him since he had passed away, sort of an odd lyrical theme for Dylan but I’m still glad that it’s at least some kind of secular theme.

        Dylan primarily just sings along with a piano as well as sort of a background choir, or it sounds like a background choir, with a melody which

        isn’t great but works nonetheless.

        The tempo of the song is fairly slow at the start and it unfortunately keeps this tempo constant throughout the song so there’s certainly no great build-up in this track or anything like that.

        Although I’m happy that Dylan actually wrote about a secular theme, in terms of songwriting the track still leaves much to be desired and isn’t a song that strikes me as really worth listening to.




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