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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.