Bob Dylan releases first song in eight years, and it's about JFK's assassination

27 March 2020, 16:29

Bob Dylan releases first song in eight years about JFK's assassination
Bob Dylan releases first song in eight years about JFK's assassination. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Bob Dylan has released his first song in eight years, titled ‘Murder Most Foul’.

The 17-minute track is about the assassination of JFK in 1963.

Announcing the song, 78-year-old Bob tweeted: “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years.

“This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting.

“Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. Bob Dylan.”

The track was released at midnight, with Bob explaining it had been recorded “a while back”.

The graphic lyrics include the lines: “They blew out the brains of the king / Thousands were watching at home and saw the whole thing.

Bob Dylan performing at BST 2019
Bob Dylan performing at BST 2019. Picture: PA

“The day they killed him, someone said to me, 'Son, the age of the Antichrist has just only begun.

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“I said, 'The soul of a nation's been torn away, and it's beginning to go into a slow decay.' And that it's 36 hours past judgement day.”

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