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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' Lyrics

Song details
TitleThe Times They Are A-Changin'
ArtistBob Dylan
AlbumThe Essential 3.0 Bob Dylan [2009], Track 3
Watchmen (Music From The Motion Picture) [2009]
album from the movie Watchmen [2009], Track 3
The Best Of Bob Dylan [2005], Track 2
The Essential Bob Dylan [2000], Track 3
Bootleg Series 1-3 [1991], Track 9 Disc 2
Biograph [1983], Track 6
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits [1967], Track 3
The Times They Are A-Changin' [1964], Track 1
GenreClassical, Ethnic/Folk, Rock
Duration02:38
Rank2,585 (+309) history »
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Song lyrics
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled,
The battle outside ragin'
Will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly aging
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.
submitted by Roberta
corrected by Corrie

8 comments 

 Song comments
07-07-2010 23:58 Nodame 
Nodame
 
1 posts
Perfect.
28-08-2007 23:42 kimberloo 
kimberloo
 
19 posts
This is the Dylan i love; him, his hermonica and guitar...Doesn't get much better than this


For the wheel's still in spin, And there's no tellin' who that it's namin...For the loser now will be the later to win...For the times they are a-changin'--hmmmm i love it
19-05-2007 17:57 makswims 
makswims
 
31 posts
MAKSWIMS LIKE SONG
25-05-2006 15:25 Gate_Kepper 
Gate_Kepper
 
807 posts
nice!
26-01-2006 19:03 Gate_Kepper 
Gate_Kepper
 
807 posts
Great song
30-07-2005 18:51 cherishPh 
cherishPh
 
3,517 posts
The slow one now, will later be fast
As the present now, will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'.

Great song.
23-06-2005 20:25 jonbball89 
jonbball89
 
564 posts
Bob Dylan has many good songs and this isn't even his best but it's good.
23-06-2005 15:36 hoofhard 
hoofhard
 
26 posts
If I may quote from Bloom County (the greatest comic of the eighties):

The Eighty-Three Blues

So mama help me, I'm losin' all hopes
Bob Dylan's at home a-watchin the soaps!
Can't say much for my g-g-generation...
The Times; I wish they were a-changin'!!


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