The Times They Are a-Changin’

 

Bob Dylan 1964

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

4 Responses to The Times They Are a-Changin’

  1. Anon says:

    If you think education is, or somehow should be non-politucal, then you’re extremely naive or haven’t been paying attention. You made a political choice by working in the private school system.

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  2. Been there, done that says:

    I agree. This has become political and seeing teachers call teachers “racist” or “evil” from last weeks post leads me to believe that ISR is encouraging this kind of division. Not renewing

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  3. The Wise One says:

    I agree. Education should not be about political indoctrination or social engineering.

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  4. James Edward Wisler says:


    If we want to be more accurate, it should be a Sam Cooke song, not Bob Dylan.

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