The Song - "Masters of War"
The Song "Masters of War" was apart of the album "The Freewheelin" that released May 27, 1963.
"Come you masters of war, You that build the big guns, You that build the death planes, You that build all the bombs, You that hide behind walls, You that hide behind desks; I just want you to know, I can see through your masks" The song was released around the Vietnam War. Bob Dylan is protesting the war and talking down on the people who were involved in it, either it being soldiers killing innocent people who were believed to be the enemy, or the government sending the orders.
Bob Dylan had many other famous songs like "Rainy Day Women","Blowing in the wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Bob Dylan relates to the time period by using the emotions of the people that were protesting in the streets in america when he wrote the song "Masters of War"
The Vietnam war was going on when he released the album and the song.
The overall message of the song was to stop the Vietnam War and all the horrible things happening like all the casualties of american soldiers and the innocent people in Vietnam and America.