All Along the Watchtower
All Along the Watchtower
by Bob Dylan


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(4) Base Camp

The language in this song couldn't be more simple, with nary an SAT word in sight. On the other hand, the joker and the thief talk in riddles, like a secret code only they can understand. For example, when we hear "the hour is getting late," we don't know whether to run for the nearest fall-out shelter or whether it's just time to look for someplace to sleep. But most importantly, it's a song! If you're tired of thinking about the lyrics, just pay attention to the melody.

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