Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright - Bob Dylan (Cover by Ke$ha)
One of my all time favorites… a song about leaving someone. Kesha’s beautiful rendition really allows to dig into the lyrics which are in fact really sad. It’s something that the original country style of the song juxtaposes with. The fact that she sounds like she’s holding back tears and sobbing in between verses the entire time makes it so much more special. This is apparently the first take she did, singing acapella into her computer’s microphone while she was by herself for the first time in a long time. It was so heartfelt and raw that it was used on the compilation tribute album it was featured in. You can hear Bob Dylan’s original version here. See the Rolling Stone interview & video here
I’m a-thinking and a-wonderin’ walking down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.
Give me a microphone and a toothpick and I’m gonna groove somewhere
“Because we are uncool. Now, women will always be a problem for guys like us. Most of the great art in the world is about that very problem.”