Friday, 3 February 2012

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Recently, I am reading "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. I quite enjoy the reading, I can always get into the world of the books depicted by the authors using my imagination. I am like zooming into the past of Steve Jobs, just like what you watchin Harry Potter. Haha.

What makes reading the book fun is I can search online the songs and people mentioned. By doing this I can gain more understanding on what the issues discuss in the book and sink deeper into their times. =)

Undoubtedly, Steve Job's favourite singer was Bob Dylan, but he said his performance was not that good in his later years. I have just started to listen to Bob Dylan's songs. This song "The Times They Are A-Changing'" is a very famous song in their generation, and the lyrics are meaningful too.

Steve Jobs used the second phrase as opening during the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984.XD

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 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'.