The Times They Are a-Changing Back

Billy Bragg
Language: English

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Sulla musica di The Times They Are A-Changin'

changing back

"I wrote these lyrics within half an hour of seeing Donald Trump's inaugural speech last Friday evening and played it in Salisbury that night. With apologies to Bob Dylan."
Come gather around people wherever you roam
Let me ? The waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone
For the climate is obviously changing
But the man in the White House says no ones to blame
For the times they are a changin back

Come Mexicans, Muslims, LGBT and Jews
Keep your eyes wide for what’s on the news
For President Trump is express his views
And I that the mob he’s inside in
We’ll soon break your windown
Burn down your schools
For the times they are a changin back

Come mothers and daughters throughout the land
A bunch of old men have come up with a plan
Nevermind your ambitions they have better ideas
How you should be behaving
So get back in the kitchen and button your lip
For the times they are a changing back

And the land of the free and the home of the brave
Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave
To see a bigoted bully taking the stage
Calls upon us to be faithful
To the ideas he died for in another age
For the times they are a changing back

The lighting is drawn and the curse it is cast
The slow one now will alter be fast
As the prison now will later be pass
Let’s hold on to that idea for a moment
And the first one now will alter be last
For the times they need a changin.

Contributed by Dq82 - 2017/5/18 - 12:50

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