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Bob Dylan Oscar Acceptance Speech for "Things Have Changed"

This is a song which doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature


A wonderful moment for Bob. A wonderful moment for real music. A victory for true art amongst the morass.

Dylan rightly picks up the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2000 for the sublime “Things Have Changed”, a work we’ve written about before HERE.

The song appeared in the Curtis Hanson film Wonder Boys and was released as a single on May 1, 2000.

Dylan here gives a very modest, brief, intelligent and gracious speech. Just as it should be done. All those gurning actor nominees should take note!

It’s quite uncharacteristic actually of Bob to give such a “normal” speech. Tony Garnier seems to think so anyway. See him cracking up behind Dylan! He’s never seen “Normal Bob” before!

God bless you with peace, tranquility, and goodwill, indeed your Bobness!

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Curtis Hanson, Oscars, _BOB DYLAN, _CINEMA, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Oscar Winnner "Things Have Changed"



All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I’m in love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me

This is how an Oscar winning song should sound!

Superbly crafted in classic Dylan mould, “Things Have Changed” saw Bob create a powerful, timeless song with lyrics imbued with great poetry and no little wit.

A beautiful existentialist blues-inspired odyssey!

Bob later described it as “a song which doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature”! Well, can’t put it better than that!

The song appeared in the Curtis Hanson film Wonder Boys and was released as a single on May 1, 2000.
“Things Have Changed” rightly won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 2000.

Catch Dylan’s gracious Oscar Acceptance Speech HERE.

Bob’s classic track was the first decent Oscar song winner since 1993’s “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen.

To see clearly the insanity of this Oscar category, take a gander how, sandwiched between Bob and Bruce, came a slew of garbage like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Colors of the Wind”,”You Must Love Me”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “When You Believe”, “You’ll Be in My Heart” from the likes of muzak monsters the ilk of Phil Collins, Tim Rice, Elton John et al! Oh the horror …. the HORROR!!

Around this period, having returned from some time in a creative wasteland with a few decent LPs, Dylan was really finding his Muse again. His next two albums would be the excellent “Love and Theft” and the sublime “Modern Times”, the latter a true magnum opus, up there with Dylan’s finest (and therefore with modern music’s finest).

The director of Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson, also created the video below for “Things Have Changed,” filming new footage of Dylan on the film’s various locations and editing it with footage used in Wonder Boys as if Dylan were actually in the film.


art by curlytops


Things Have Changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin’s eyes
I’m looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I’m well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I’m expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain’t doing me any good
I’m in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain’t no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he’s got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don’t get up gentlemen, I’m only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can’t win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don’t show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I’m in love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I’m not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed



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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Curtis Hanson, Oscars, _BABE, _CINEMA, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment