I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded with hatred
Here Dylan brings love and hatred to equal ground, saying that either can be dangerous. There is almost ambivalence surrounding whether one is preferable over the other.
There this are also biblical references within this line:
- Jesus was wounded on the cross for love
Judas sold him out because he was wounded with hatred
Cain was wounded in hatred and thereby wounded Abel in hatred.
- Cain was given the Mark of Cain by the Lord and was thereby wounded in love.
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