#AtoZ Dylan – “W” is for Watching the River Flow

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ~ Bob Dylan

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Written and recorded in March 1971, “Watching the River Flow” was included on Dylan’s album Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II.  Some people have written that the song is about Dylan’s writer’s block (early 70s), whereas others interpret it as simply Dylan not wanting to write political songs.

Click HERE for a link to the song’s lyrics.

The song has been covered by the Earl Scruggs Revue, Colin James, and Leon Russell, but here’s the great Joe Cocker