Originally Posted by modularjack
I think the best lyrics are vague. Art isn't supposed to tell you what to think, it's supposed to make you think and feel things. I prefer some mystery/opacity. To me it's a sign the singer isn't trying to lecture you or sell you on some idea. Pop music with matter of fact telling of stories is flat and boring, reminds me of Rebecca Black/Katy Perry type of garbage. Oh I kissed a girl. Oh I went to the mall. Oh that was fun. Ya ya ya. Etc.
I agree with your general sentiment, with exceptions.
Give a listen to 'Masters of War' sometime, and then tell me if you still feel the same.
It's well worth a compare with the other Dylan lyrics posted earlier, and shows how easily he can move between these modes of communicating.