The TJ Michaels Show


Progressive’s Love Bob Dylan
August 20, 2009, 10:30 pm
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bob_dylan_4I admit I like Dylan too, but in listening to some Bob Dylan this morning;  the times, they are in fact changing.  But not in the way the liberal progressives in our country had hoped.  The Times Are A Changin is a protest song penned by Dylan back in 1963.  The lyrics are hauntingly relevant to today’s progressive agenda.  The song suggests that people get out of the way of social change and that waiting is no longer an option. 

The song was written during the civil rights movement but it parallels the progressive game plan today.  Scan the lyrics below, read the lyrics.  Words like; The Time is now, senators and congressman head the call, don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block the hall.

Songs like Dylan’s had a positive effect on the civil rights movement.  But, the issues we are dealing with today are not civil rights.  The economy, the bailouts, cap and trade and last but not least, health care insurance reform are issues that require serious debate.  Lets hope the so called angry mob continues to debate.  

The Times They Are A-Changin’

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’.

Copyright ©1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music

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