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Like a Rolling Text

Hey man… Happy birthday!… Bob Dylan is sixty now (ouch!, seventy!), well the last May 24.. but I’m always late congratulating.

For this illustration I took 462 Bob Dylan lyrics, counted all the words and spread it over a photo of a young Dylan. As usually the most commonly used are the largest.

The most used: well (659), just (613), know (597), got (584), like (567), can (536), one (480), come (456), go (449), love (432), say (415), see (414), time (413), oh (366), now (363), man (361), get (345), said (330), ain’t (327), baby (310), tell (277), never (270), back (267), night (262), look (261), day (251), want (241), make (233), take (230), eyes (217), heart (210), turn (209), way (208), long (203), right (197), hand (194), think (189), things (185), away (181), feel (180), gone (178), mind (175), good (174), around (171), walk (166), lord (163), world (160), ever (159), home (154), need (153), still (153), old (151), friend (149), hard (142), call (139), head (139), try (139), door (138), keep (136), road (135), stand (135), must (134), hear (133), little (133), people (133), die (132), wind (128), face (127), give (126), made (126), town (125), even (123), live (122), crying (120), new (119), blue (118), life (118), much (117), went (117), yes (115), girl (113), every (111), god (111), always (110), please (109), ya (108), light (106), nothing (106), put (106), woman (106), leave (105), something (104), stay (104), last (103), name (103), place (102), trouble (102), may (101), street (101)…

Another illustration with an “up to date” face…

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