Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vietnamese Govt Approved Bob Dylan Lyrics: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"

On 10 April, Bob Dylan will play Vietnam for the first time in Ho Chi Minh City at RMIT University. In preparation for his visit, the Vietnamese Censorship Authority has asked the RMIT English department to revise the lyrics to be linguistically, and grammatically correct for Vietnamese students. Below are the party approved lyrics for Mr.Dylan to sing to his song "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright":

It is of no use whatsoever to sit and question the circumstances, young lady.
It has now become a moot point.
And it is also futile, to sit and be curious about what already is so, miss mature adolescent female,
if you had not been aware of this previously.
When your male chicken sings as the sun comes up,
look out your window and I will have abandoned the premises.
It is because of you that I am now in transit.
Don't think the same thought double the number of times one might ordinarily think. 
There are no anomalies here.

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