Newport 63: With God on Our Side

I can’t sing “John Johanna” cause it’s his story and his people’s story – I gotta sing “With God On My Side” because it’s my story and my people’s story –

– Bob Dylan

The “social patriotism” that had inspired activists in the first half of the sixties came to seem naive or worse, and the radical analysis and uncompromising contempt of songs like “With God on Our Side” more truthful, politically and emotionally.


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