But me, I expected it to happen
I knew he’d lost control
When he built a fire on Main Street
And shot it full of holes

from Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

With these four lines, Dylan seems to denote that “Grandpa” had lost control because he actively started to fight the “new”.

Whether Dylan is pro the actual transition or “change” in general, he do not seem to think that it can be stopped.

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