I find that not totally honest on his part. Some of the songs Dylan clearly knew what they were about and it’s pretty clear. Others? That’s for him to know and if they resonate with you, resonate with me, so much the better. Same with Cobain. Is it really important to know what the song meant to him, or is it more important that he stood up as an icon in many ways and gave the big, hurt, vulnerable, pissed off, I wanna change the world but I don’t know how to start, I’m apathetic but emotional, and a poet, and a fuck you to the world on behalf of GenXers everywhere? That to me seems the important part. I’d say the same of all of the others I note here, and those I did not note but whom you can easily infer – you know who they are – they stood for something, and so we stand for them.
Thanks for listening,