The Times They Are A-Changin’

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam

Composite image by Joe Ward based on video from Urdu Voice of America

And admit that the waters
Around you have grown

Photo by Liz Gorman

And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone

Photo by Benjamin Siepak

If your time to you is worth savin’

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

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’

Bob Dylan performing at the Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, March 23, 1975. (Alvan Meyerowitz/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via JTA)

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in before testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Alex Brandon — Getty Images

Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall

Television reporters told to stop filming in Senate hallways, prompting outcry. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP

For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled

Devin Nunes’s dumb stunt is falling apart and he is pulling the White House down with him. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’

Hundreds of people march on Wacker Drive toward Trump Tower in Chicago on March 23, 2017, to protest Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump and GOP leaders on March 24 yanked their bill for repeal off the House floor when it became clear it would fail. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

It’ll soon shake your windows
and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

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Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land

Protesters gather outside Trump Tower in New York City on November 13, 2016. Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage

And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command

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Your old road is rapidly agin’

In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala cheers on the crowd during a President-elect Donald Trump rally at the Ladd–Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala.AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file

Please get out of the new one
if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

Bob Dylan speaks onstage during the 2015 MusiCares Person of The Year honoring him held at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on February 6th, 2015. Michael Tran/Getty

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast

Eminem Dissed Donald Trump for Four Minutes in a BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle

The slow one now
Will later be fast

Jayna Zweiman and Krista Suh take part in the Pussyhat social media campaign they created to provide pink hats for protesters in the Women’s March on Washington.Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

As the present now
Will later be past

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

The order is rapidly fadin’

And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

American folk singer Woody Guthrie (1912 – 1967) plays his guitar, which has a handwritten sticker that says, ‘This Machine Kills Fascists,’ New York, New York, 1943. (Photo by Eric Schaal/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast



Thank You Bob.

WASHINGTON, DC — MAY 29: Bob Dylan receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House as astronaut John Glenn applauds on May 29, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)

The Times They Are A-Changin’ written by Bob Dylan.
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