The Horror Honeys: Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright'

Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright'


So long honey, baby
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
Goodbye's too good a word, babe
So I'll just say fare thee well
I ain't a-saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.


In real life, I hate people who are passive aggressive... But fuck if I don't love it in my music. Despite it's cheerful tune and liberal use of the harmonica, Bob Dylan's "Don't Thing Twice, It's Alright" is actually one of the greatest revenge songs of all time. At the end of a relationship, Dylan is just packing up his things, cutting, and running, but not without an epic "fuck you" on the way out the door. "I ain't saying you treated me unkind... you just kinda wasted my precious time." Wow. Even the angriest revenge songs have to work damn hard to beat the venom contained in that one, elegantly strummed line. Don't think twice, Bobby... it's alright. ~RH