I suspect these unused lines from an early draft of “Closing Time” by Leonard Cohen allude to a specific Dylan song (Leonard had directly referenced a Bob Dylan song in his lyrics at least one other time: see Leonard Cohen Alludes To Dylan Song In “Democracy”) and, in fact, can coerce a fit with a handful of Bob’s tunes, but doing so requires Procrustean tactics. I am hopeful that a reader will identify the reference (if one exits).
Update: Ratnesh Mathur Appears to be a reference to Rolling Stones ( Dying to be Dylan ( Like a Rolling Stone)) & their break through album “Beggar’s Banquet” ( with “Sympathy for the Devil”), with which “they arrived, from nowhere”. The debauchery & decadence described in Closing Time, is more Rolling Stones than Dylan.
Note: Originally posted July 29, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric