Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Because It's True

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
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll 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 agin'.
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'.

-Bob Dylan

5 Comments:

Blogger United We Lay said...

Are they changing for the better, or for the worse?

4:32 PM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger United We Lay said...

How's the LT.?

5:16 PM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

PC-
Better or worse are relative terms. Cathartic change is never easy to go through, but it can often bring clarity. I guess the short-term answer depends on whether you're sinking or swimming.

The LT's doing ok. I've missed his last two calls. He's asked me to not blog about him at the moment, since someone in his area is being investigated because of blogging activities.

Thanks for asking.

Yeharr

7:07 PM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

bp: "investigated for blogging". Jesus.

7:24 PM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Totally understand. If there's anything I can send him to make his stay more comfortable, let me know. I send care packages once a month or so. Hope you get his next phone call.

8:15 AM, September 21, 2005  

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