Audio: Stream The Veronicas’ New Song, ‘Born Bob Dylan’

On The Veronicas’ new self-titled album, released this past week, is a song called “Born Bob Dylan.”

The Veronicas are identical twin sisters Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso.

They’re from Brisbane, Australia, and based on this song, they’re got a bombastic pop sound.

Their third album has been released by Sony, which, of course, owns the label Dylan records for, Columbia.

Musically, this song has nothing in common with Dylan, but I think the sincerity of the lyrics is cool.

“Born Bob Dylan” lyrics:

If I don’t say anything it’s wrong
If I said it wouldn’t come out right
It’s been keeping me up all night
Half my life I’ve been told to shut up
So how am I gonna open up?
Wish you could just read my mind

If I shared all of me
Would you run away?
If I sugarcoat what I had to say in poetry
Would it make you stay?

I wish I was born bob dylan
Had all the words to speak my feelings
I wish I stood up like rosa parks
And follow my heart and free the truth
Even if I stood alone
I didn’t know how it was gonna go
Even if the water was cold
I’d take a deep breath and get it off my chest

I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan

They say either way you win
If you’re feeling it right gotta hold it in
What is meant to be will be
But all the wisdom doesn’t help me now
I’m scared and I gotta find out how to speak my mind
If metaphors are frozen
I’m still making mine
I hope you know what I mean when I’m mad at me
Cause I don’t see what I’m in when I’m caught in between
I’m afraid the real you is alluring me

I wish I was born bob dylan
Had all the words to speak my feelings
I wish I stood up like rosa parks
And follow my heart and free the truth
Even if I stood alone
I didn’t know how it was gonna go
Even if the water was cold
I’d take a deep breath and get it off my chest

I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan

With you I’m ripped wide open at the seams
I’m not that tough
But you could hear the song inside of me
But it’s not enough
All the things I wanna say to you
Read it on my face

I wish I was born bob dylan
Had all the words to speak my feelings
I wish I stood up like rosa parks
And follow my heart and free the truth
Even if I stood alone
I didn’t know how it was gonna go
Even if the water was cold
I’d take a deep breath and get it off my chest

I wish I was born bob dylan
Even if I stood alone
Didn’t know how it was gonna go
Gotta get it off my chest
And hope for the best

I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan

I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan
I wish I was born bob dylan

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in a recent issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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