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Album: Planet WavesReleased: 1974
In his book Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia
, Oliver Trager offers these possible meanings for this song:
Dylan giving up on his "voice of a generation" tagline.
A way to vent the anger he felt toward his wife, Sara Dylan.
A trip to Lower Broadway
A confession to a heroin use.
Releasing news of an affair he originally covered up.