Bob Dylan Songs About Women

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While Bob Dylan’s influence on counterculture and protest was heavily reinforced by him penning songs on the topics, the pop culture favorite isn’t immune to more personal and intimate thoughts as well. One of these is Dylan’s perspective of his encounters with the opposite sex, spanning a plethora of themes that might surprise those who know him from his protest stuff. Here are some of Dylan’s most iconic songs that tackle women.

“Just Like A Woman” – Blonde On Blonde (1966)

Sorting itself out from an impromptu jam with Al Kooper, Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman” holds the feminine in high regard without being to blunt about it. There are speculations on who the song is really about, but if Dylan wills it so, who has the right to question?

“Absolutely Sweet Marie” – Blonde On Blonde (1966)

Bob Dylan makes use of the imagery of a locomotive’s long travel to express his frustration of the distance between him and his beloved. Being just a normal being that he is, Dylan has pit stops along the way before going back to his one true love.

“Sara” – Desire (1976)

“Sara” has Dylan closing out this album with a personal account, as it tackles his relationship with then-wife Sara Lownds and the imminent downfall of it all. He goes heavy on this one, the desperation seeping out like it’s nobody’s business.

“Girl From The North Country” – Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)

Another song of longing, “Girl From The North Country” has Dylan channeling the solitude quite well. Another distance-challenged romance presented itself in the song, with the inspiration thought to be Echo Helstrom or Bonnie Beecher.

“Visions Of Johanna” – Blonde On Blonde (1966)

Dylan steps back for this one, and instead narrates the back and forth dynamic of a couple. It works well, as Dylan is some sort of omnipotent entity in his delivery on this one.