Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bersih 4.0, The Times They Are A-Changin'

Got up early this morning with this tune ringing in my head. With full inspiration, got down to making a video of the coming event on August 29 2015, and following is the result. I was there in 2012, and hopefully I will be there again come Saturday.

It is like 1964 all over again when I first heard Bob Dylan singing the song. It was a time when America was faced with the anti-Vietnam War and anti-establishment movements, but little did I realise it would be so applicable today to our own country. Follow the lyrics and you will understand.

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 it'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'.


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