I have it on pretty good authority that Dylan wrote “Sad Eyed Lady,” as well as half of the rest of Blonde on Blonde, wired out of his skull in the studio, just before the songs were recorded, while the session men sat around waiting on him, smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. […] Those lyrics were a speed trip, and if he really did spend days on end sweating over lines like “Your streetcar visions which you place on the grass,” then he is stupider than we ever gave him credit for. Lester Bangs on 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan (1976)

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