I count Bob Dylan's Abandoned Love among his love songs that invite to a spiritual perspective. The love to be abandoned may be earthly ties and the ego.
Bob Dylan’s Shelter from the Storm, to me, signifies two fields of life: on the one hand, our well-known world of opposites, struggles, and desperation, and on the other hand the world of the living soul. I see a path described in the song from experiencing the borderline in our physical world up to a new state of being, based on the immortal soul.
This video interpretation of Leonard Cohen's Avalanche sees the song as the Divine Soul within speaking to the human seeker.
It was not long ago that I became aware of the spiritual context of Bob Dylan's Senor - even though I had regarded Love in Vain from the same 1978 Street Legal album as very spiritual for a long time.
A video interpretation of Dylan's Oh Sister: Like many Dylan songs, it can be interpreted on various levels. A relationship of siblings, a love affair, possibly with biographical references? From a spiritual perspective, it may be the spirit aspect addressing the soul aspect in man.
The narrator marrying Isis, their break-up, his adventures, and their reunification may symbolize a spiritual path connecting a seeker to his spirit-soul.
One of the most successful singles of all time, the combination of the lyrics and the original video of Wake Me Up may encourage us to follow our soul's voice.
A lyrical masterpiece supporting a variety of interpretations, we look at the song from the perspective of a fallen soul seeking the path of salvation.
This song may be catchy partly because it relates to a deep level of the soul: the initial separation from the field of unity. On the way back we may be confronted with wounds from the past.