“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ~ Bob Dylan
Released as a single in 1965, “Positively 4th Street” is ranked #206 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. There’s been much debate about who the song is about. The odd thing about this song is the biting, harsh-as-anything lyrics juxtaposed with the music – that circus organ is so pop!
Click HERE for a link to the song’s lyrics.
“Positively 4th Street” has been covered by Johnny Rivers, Bryan Ferry, and Jerry Garcia. It was difficult to find any version than can match Dylan’s original, but this A to Z series is about covers of Dylan songs, so here’s the band Simply Red in Sicily: