Everybody Must Get Boned

Everybody Must Get Boned

A Poem by barleygirl
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spoof on Bob Dylan song . . .

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Well they’ll bone ya as you’re climbing out of bed
they’ll bone ya just exactly like they said
they’ll bone ya as you slather up your toast
they’ll bone ya and then turn around and boast
but I would not grab the telephone
everybody must get boned.

Well they’ll bone ya in your next job interview
they’ll bone ya just to watch you sit and stew
they’ll bone ya when you finally reach your stride
they’ll bone ya til you’re puffy and cross-eyed
but there’s no need to abandon the zone
everybody must get boned.

Well they’ll bone ya and your last devoted friend
they’ll bone ya till you’re begging for the end
they’ll bone ya when you’re in the mood to cruise
they’ll bone ya til your brains begin to ooze
it’s normal to be feeling kinda stoned
everybody must get boned.

Well they’ll bone ya til you’re gasping for a breath
they’ll bone ya til it brings on megadeath
they’ll bone ya even if you are inert
they’ll bone ya as they shovel on the dirt
but I would not feel wholly disowned
everybody must get boned.

© 2017 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46lKvk08L1s

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This is great! The way you've taken inspiration from Bob Dylan's song to create your own strong diatribe on how we are shafted whatever we do and I'm afraid it's his gravelly rasp I hear! It is always good to try something different and this has really worked well.
We have just spent a few days at our Edinburgh festival - the largest arts festival in the world with over a thousand different productions. It is so stimulating and sparks off lots of ideas.
Regards,
Alan

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing that idea of the Edinburgh sharing experience. It's awesome to behold artists of .. read more



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Great reworking of a classic, emphasizing the problems of being female in an male dominated world

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I'm delighted that you dug up this old one again! I was just thinking about Bob Dylan's way of lyric.. read more
Shazbatt969

4 Months Ago

No worries, the man is a poet and a lyrical genius, and a Nobel prize winner, check out his book Tar.. read more
Funniest so far they will bone ya till your in your grave If your feeling bad remember the worlds going to bone ya till your last dying day. For every body must get laid.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reminding me of this gem . . . it has become even more meaningful after simmering for .. read more
The circle of life. To be boned and tortured. The poem used a hard view on life and it is true. It seems we win rarely. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Even tho life often sucks, just accepting that is a step in the right direction! *smile* Thanks for .. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome dear Margie.
New King James Version. (Proverbs 25:15)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Interesting share! *smile*
What a wonderful clever idea that speaks to a lot of what happens to us today. Regularly.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Your lovely succinct comment just planted an idea in my head now . . . a spoof about being boned so .. read more
One of those bright moments I'll never forget is driving through San Francisco in '72, listening to this song. (Well, Dylan's, but your lyrics are just as good.) Ah, the days of bone, boned and jumping bones. I'm especially fond of the latter.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I truly do not believe that today's youth could believe how free the lovin' was back around 70-ish &.. read more
This is great! The way you've taken inspiration from Bob Dylan's song to create your own strong diatribe on how we are shafted whatever we do and I'm afraid it's his gravelly rasp I hear! It is always good to try something different and this has really worked well.
We have just spent a few days at our Edinburgh festival - the largest arts festival in the world with over a thousand different productions. It is so stimulating and sparks off lots of ideas.
Regards,
Alan

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing that idea of the Edinburgh sharing experience. It's awesome to behold artists of .. read more
And not in the fun way either! 😉

I love when political commentary meets satire and dark humour. Well said, barleygirl!



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I'm laughing becuz you found my dark humor & some don't always see it! *smile* Thanks for stopping b.. read more
Whoa! Intelligent and humorous. You've nailed it!
As the repetition goes, it does bring a rich flow of a pro-like lyrics.
"they’ll bone ya when you’re in the mood to cruise
they’ll bone ya til your brains begin to ooze"
It's so real!
Unique and fabulous!


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

When Bob Dylan wrote similar lyrics 50 years ago, it was: "Everybody must get stoned" (as in using d.. read more
Tazeen Ahmed

2 Years Ago

No problem. I always get jolly hearing from you. What an apt replacement of "stoned".
Good da.. read more
Every woman in Britain is saying, yes please.
As the phrase gives out another meaning here.
I'm fine with it, how it goes. lol

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Maybe I should've googled that before I built a poem around it! *heh! heh! heh!* I'm pretty sure thi.. read more

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