The times they are a changin’

This song is loaded with memories, good times and bad, along with so much symbology for the present… ah the times they are a changing

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

7 thoughts on “The times they are a changin’

  1. I can’t hear the music and singing to this song; as I’m at work and youtube is blocked. But the words are phenominal. In your last post, you said nothing is certain except death; I don’t beleave such nonsense! For what we know as death, could really be new life! I do believe that nothing is certain except change! Let’s embrace change for the positive! PLL, CordieB.

    BTW, did you move your original umbuntu pic. I’m getting the xbox instead of the pic. I think you’re getting the xbox too. But it could be that that site is blocked by my strict work firewall too! Anywho . . . let me know. PLL, Cordieb.

  2. Agreed, ok lets say change is the only certainty and I welcome that one with a grin, smile and more grins! I can see my ubuntu badge and yours as well so perhaps it is the firewall – I checked my host and its still up… hmmm weird! I shall investigate some more!

  3. This is truly a classic song. One that you can’t help singing along with. You do know where Bobby Zimmerman comes from don’t you??? Yes, good ol MinnesOtA

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