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    "The Times They Are A-Changin'" Lyrics

    Bob Dylan

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    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'.
    This song was last modified on June 7th, 2016.
    Thanks to Corrie, Roberta and Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO.
    Written by BOB DYLAN.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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       Nodame says:
      007-07-2010 23:58
       kimberloo says:
      028-08-2007 23:42
      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
       makswims says:
      019-05-2007 17:57
       Gate_Kepper says:
      025-05-2006 15:25
       Gate_Kepper says:
      026-01-2006 19:03
      Great song
       cherishPh says:
      030-07-2005 18:51
      The slow one now, will later be fast
      As the present now, will later be past
      The order is rapidly fadin'.

      Great song.
       jonbball89 says:
      023-06-2005 20:25
      Bob Dylan has many good songs and this isn't even his best but it's good.
       hoofhard says:
      023-06-2005 15:36
      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'!!