She said, “You can’t repeat the past,” I said, “You can’t? What do you mean,
You can’t? Of course you can.”

from Bob Dylan – Summer Days Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A direct lift from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, interesting in light of this sardonic comment from “Ballad of a Thin Man”: “You’ve been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books / You’re very well read, it’s well known.”

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