Author: Bob Dylan
Brief Info: American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist
Years Lived: 1941-
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The Songs are my Lexicon
Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else. Songs like “Let Me Rest on a Peaceful Mountain” or “I Saw the Light” – that’s my religion. I don’t adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that. I’ve learned more from the songs than I’ve learned from any of this kind of entity. The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.
From the interview Bob Dylan 1997 Interview for Newsweek