Gotta Serve Somebody by Bob Dylan

I have been really getting into a lot of Bob Dylan lately. Here is one of his better songs written in the early 80′s upon his spiritual rebirth and born again experience as a new Messianic Christian. Do you think Bob Dylan is a modern day prophet for our generation? ”Gotta Serve Somebody” is a song by Bob Dylan from his 1979 studio album ”Slow Train Coming.” It won the “Grammy Award” for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1980. The song was recorded at ”Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. It stands as Dylan’s last hit single, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 singles chart. The b-side, “Trouble in Mind” was a Dylan original that did not appear on the album.  In response to “Gotta Serve Somebody”, John Lennon wrote and recorded the song “Serve Yourself,” which was a parody that mocked the injection of religion into Dylan’s songwriting.  In his diary, Lennon said of Dylan’s song, “The backing was mediocre by Jerry Wexler, the singing was really pathetic, and the words were just embarrassing.”-Wikipedia

Of course John Lennon is just an atheist anyway right. I mean Lennon was applauding communism during the height of the cold war while living in a plush Manhattan Penthouse. so they really hated the audacity Dylan had to be a Jew and make such a bold religious statement as such. Lennon took the hateful path of Stalin and would have much preferred to kill Dylan and drag him to his death like the millions killed by Stalin. Well, Lennon is surely serving somebody right now and I guarantee its not God in heaven. These lyrics tell us of the true conversion Dylan went through, a true Born again experience. Way to go Bob- someday you truly will be leading worship in heaven. It would be interesting to note Lennon’s current opinion as he is frying in the lake of fire. I mean surely Lennon must regret, right? i really respect Bob Dylan whom upon conversion risked everything to tell the world of jesus Christ, that “You gotta serve somebody, no matter who you are even if your John Lennon.” So who are you gonna serve?….

 

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 You Gotta Serve Somebody by Bob Dylan

You may be an ambassador to England or France

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance

You may be the heavyweight champion of the world

You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed You’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

You might be a rock n’ roll addict, prancin’ on the stage You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage

You may be a business man or some high degree thief They may call you doctor or they may call you chief

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you’re You’re gonna have to serve somebody

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Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young turk You may be the head of some big TV network

You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame You may be livin’ in another country under another name

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you’re You’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You may be a construction worker workin’ on a home

You might be livin’ in a mansion, you might live in a dome You might own guns and you might even own tanks

You might be somebody’s landlord, you might even own banks But you’re gonna have to serve somebody Yes you’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride

You may be a city councilman takin’ bribes on the side You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair

You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir But you’re gonna have to serve somebody Yes you’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk

Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread

You may be sleepin’ on the floor, sleepin’ in a king-sized bed But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed You’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy

You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray You may call me anything, no matter what you say

You’re still gonna have to serve somebody Yes you’re gonna have to serve somebody 

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

By Bob Dylan

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I am a prolific writer and interpreter of biblical prophecy for today's generations of Christians. I also am a witness of God's soon coming judgment of the city of man, the best man could build, Babylon the Great, now known to be America, that will fall in one day, one hour as breathed through the Evangelist Apostle John, clearly described Revelation 18:1-24. I also am witness to the Beast rising in the Middle East known as Islam, whom the Antichrist will rise through, as a Beast Man, known as the 12th Mahdi, will usher in uncontrolled world nuclear proliferation as clearly described by the prophet Joel 2:1-11, breathed through John the Apostle in Revelation 9:13-21, but one of the three unholy trinity kings Beasts, two of which are men, that emerge just east of the Euphrates River, where Islam rules, also where the four Fallen Angels were released that were bound at this same Euphrates River, Revelation 9:13-21, whom were responsible for the plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that kills 1/3rd of mankind. We witnesses that support this ministry, drinking at this trough, are not prophets, but witnesses pointing to God's truth in the love letter he wrote for all mankind to see.


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I am a prolific writer and interpreter of biblical prophecy for today's generations of Christians. I also am a witness of God's soon coming judgment of the city of man, the best man could build, Babylon the Great, now known to be America, that will fall in one day, one hour as breathed through the Evangelist Apostle John, clearly described Revelation 18:1-24. I also am witness to the Beast rising in the Middle East known as Islam, whom the Antichrist will rise through, as a Beast Man, known as the 12th Mahdi, will usher in uncontrolled world nuclear proliferation as clearly described by the prophet Joel 2:1-11, breathed through John the Apostle in Revelation 9:13-21, but one of the three unholy trinity kings Beasts, two of which are men, that emerge just east of the Euphrates River, where Islam rules, also where the four Fallen Angels were released that were bound at this same Euphrates River, Revelation 9:13-21, whom were responsible for the plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that kills 1/3rd of mankind. We witnesses that support this ministry, drinking at this trough, are not prophets, but witnesses pointing to God's truth in the love letter he wrote for all mankind to see.

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