Neighborhood Bully By Bob Dylan

And the lyrics of this song from the record Infidels seems clearly to be about Israel:

Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man,/His enemies say he’s on their land./They got him outnumbered about a million to one,/He got no place to escape to, no place to run.He’s the neighborhood bully./The neighborhood bully just lives to survive,/He’s criticized and condemned for being alive./He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin,/He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in./He’s the neighborhood bully./The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land,/He’s wandered the earth an exiled man./Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn,/He’s always on trial for just being born./He’s the neighborhood bully./Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized,/Old women condemned him, said he should apologize./Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad./The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad./He’s the neighborhood bully./Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim/That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him,/‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back/And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac./He’s the neighborhood bully./He got no allies to really speak of./What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love./He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied/But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side./He’s the neighborhood bully./Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace,/They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease./Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep./They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep./He’s the neighborhood bully./Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone,/Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon./He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand,/In bed with nobody, under no one’s command./He’s the neighborhood bully…

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