PROPHETIC

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



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20 thoughts on “PROPHETIC”

    1. He’s still only 79 . . .

      May God bless
      And keep you always
      May your wishes all come true
      May you always do for others
      And let others do for you
      May you build a ladder to the stars
      And climb on every rung
      May you stay forever young
      May you stay forever young

      May you grow up to be righteous
      May you grow up to be true
      May you always know the truth
      And see the light surrounding you
      May you always be courageous
      Stand upright and be strong
      May you stay forever young
      May you stay forever young

      May your hands always be busy
      May your feet always be swift
      May you have a strong foundation
      When the winds of changes shift
      May your heart always be joyful
      May your song always be sung
      And may you stay forever young
      May you stay forever young

      ~ Bob Dylan

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      1. Back at ya’…

        May the Good Lord be with ya down every road you roam
        And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home
        And may you grow to be proud, dignified, and true
        And do unto others as you would have done to you
        Be courageous and be brave
        And in my heart you’ll always stay
        Forever young (forever young)
        Forever young (forever young)
        May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong
        Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or vagabond
        And may you never love in vain
        And in my heart you will remain
        Forever young (forever young)
        Forever young (forever young)
        For ever young
        For ever young
        Yeah!

        And when you fin’lly fly away I’ll be hopin’ that I served ya well
        For all the wisdom of a lifetime no one can ever tell
        But whatever road ya choose
        I’m right behind you, win or lose
        Forever young (forever young)
        Forever young (forever young)
        For ever young
        For ever young
        For! For! ever young
        For ever young
        ~ Rod the Mod

        He is 75.

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