And he screams back, "You're a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home"

from Bob Dylan – Ballad of a Thin Man Lyrics on Rap Genius


Dylan was criticized by his former fans who viewed his shift from folk to more progressive music as a betrayal. Here he uses the term “cow” as a metaphor for himself, showing how his fans only wanted “milk” (a certain genre of music). When he wanted to move on they stopped being his fans, “or else go home”

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