domingo, 10 de fevereiro de 2008

The times they are a-changin'

A 10 de Fevereiro de 1964 era lançado o álbum The times they are a-changin', de Bob Dylan. Para quem não conhece, ou simplemente queira recordar, deixo aqui a letra e um vídeo da música considerada, por muitos, um marco e hino de uma geração que mais tarde viria a ser conhecida como hippie.

No lançamento do álbum Bob Dylan escreveu: "I wanted to write a big song, some kind of theme song, with short, concise verses that piled up on each other in a hypnotic way. This is definitely a song with a purpose. I knew exactly what I wanted to say and who I wanted to say it to."

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 youIs 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 isRapidly 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'.

3 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

mas isto é do tempo k as galinhas tinham dentes....vamos la por umas musicas em condiçoes nao é

Artur Coelho disse...

As the present now
Will later be past

Grandes palavras, perfeitamente adequadas ao momento contemporâneo.

Anónimo disse...

É verdade é de 1964, mas tens de concordar que a letra é em tudo muito actual!