They Killed Him

(Kris Kristofferson)

From the album: Knocked Out Loaded (1986)

 2.4/5 (58 votes)

2 comments

Jeremy I hate this. Worst piece of crap Bob Dylan ever released. Not only is the song a piece of crap, he also violates rule # 1 of rock n roll: NEVER use a childrens choir! Never. Ever. (The only band who has done that and gotten away with it is Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall). Bob obviously was really knocked out and pretty loaded when he recorded this abysmal version of this abysmal tune. "Is there a hole for me to get sick in??" Jan 06, 2009
Bill Cohen This was a wonderful rendition of a song that Dylan did not write. He did it with a chorus of children which contrasts the innocence of children with the viciousness of adults. He talks about The Only Son Of God Almighty, Jesus, Martin L. King and Ghandi. All great men who spoke about peace, and were killed for teaching peace and truth. Feb 24, 2006
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Related songs & albums

All songs on Knocked Out Loaded
Track Song
1 You Wanna Ramble (Little Junior Parker)
2 They Killed Him (Kris Kristofferson)
3 Driftin' Too Far from Shore (Bob Dylan)
4 Precious Memories (Traditional/arr. Bob Dylan)
5 Maybe Someday (Bob Dylan)
6 Brownsville Girl (Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard)
7 I've Got My Mind Made Up (Bob Dylan, Tom Petty)
8 Under Your Spell (Bob Dylan, Carole Bayer Sager)
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1986 Knocked Out Loaded
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