Blowin' in the Wind was written in 1962 and released in 1963 as a single by Bob Dylan.
Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind
The song is protesting the Vietnam war and how young men were being sent off to fight. The mountain is a symbol of humanity and the sea is representing how it can change the mountains. The song also mentions about being free and that those who are in the mist of war are not free. The answer that is "blowin' in the wind" is for the war to come to an end and reach peace. During this time period, many people were either for or against the Vietnam war and this song is showing the idea of being opposed to war.