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    "Make all that should be killed to crawl"

    Can anyone help me?
    In a Bob Dylan song I hear the following quote: "Make all that should be killed to crawl". Does anyone know what the expression "kill to crawl"" means?.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: "Make all that should be killed to crawl"

    I think it might be useful to look at the whole verse in order to understand the meaning of that line:

    As some warn victory, some downfall

    Private reasons great or small
    Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
    To make all that should be killed to crawl
    While others say donít hate nothing at all
    Except hatred

    Like most Dylan lyrics, it's fairly poetic and cryptic. My own personal interpretation of it is that there are some people that have the power to kill, but instead they let (or make) them crawl away.

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    Re: "Make all that should be killed to crawl"

    Quote Originally Posted by Zwijssen View Post
    Does anyone know what the expression "kill to crawl"" means?.
    "kill to crawl" is not the phrase. It doesn't mean anything.
    To make all that should be killed to crawlmeans "To make crawl all those that should be killed."; "To make all that should be killed crawl."
    They call to make some people [to] crawl. Who? Those who should be killed.

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