Only A Pawn In Their Game Bob Dylan

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Only A Pawn In Their Game was a song made to protest Racial killings and lynchings.

Lyrics: Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught

They lowered him down as a king

But when the shadowy sun sets on the one

That fired the gun

He'll see by his grave

On the stone that remains

Carved next to his name

His epitaph plain

Only a pawn in their game

Analysis: This refers to the killing of Medgar Evers, who was a civil rights activists. In this song, he says how even though the poor white people are the ones doing the killing, they are not the ones to blame. Its part of a much larger system that is out there and is causing it. Dylan scrutinizes the era's richer whites, suggesting that they are the ones enraging the poor whites against the blacks in order to divert them from their economic position.


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