The Times They Are 'A Changin By: Bob Dylan

Lyrics

Come gather around 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

And if your breath to you is worth saving

Then you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changing

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 telling who that it's naming

For the loser now will be later to win

Cause the times they are a-changing

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 the battle outside raging

It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changing

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 aging

Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand

Cause the times they are a-changing

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slowest now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is rapidly fading

And the first one now will later be last

Cause the times they are a-changing

The song signifies the Civil Rights movement that was taking place at this time in the 1960's. This song became the anthem for frustrated youth.

Bob Dylan was born May 24,1941. His birth name was Robert Allen Zimmerman. Bob dropped out of the University of Minnesota in 1960. Bob Dylan released this song on January 13, 1964

This song relates to the time period because at this time of the song, civil rights was still being fought for. There were still acts of violence due to racism at this time period.

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