Who is the artist? Bob Dylan
What is the name of the song? Blowin' in the Wind
What year was the song made? Recorded in 1962 but released in 1963
What other famous songs does he sing? Mr. Tambourine Man, Just like a Woman, Tangled Up in Blue, Like a Rolling Stone
What is the meaning of the song? This is an anti-war song saying that there should be no war to fight, that everyone should be able to gain respect from others no matter who they are or what they look like. This was important because at the time the civil rights movement was going on.
How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind People have to be able to prove themselves.
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 People fight everyday to be free.
Yes, and how many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, and how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind People have become self-centered and need to look around them and see make sure everyone has a chance to live a free life.
How can they relate? Everyone has been impacted by the civil rights. This song is a message to all to change the life they are living so there can be peace and justice.
What was taking place while the song was released? The Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the race to space was all going on during that time.
What was the overall inspiration of the songs message? The tune was to the old slave song, "No More Auction Block." The song was written in ten minutes and was stated that it wasn't a protest song. The song instead was guiding people to do right. He didn't want it to be a typical protest song. Instead it was meant to make the people want to change on their own, not by force.