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The times they are a-changin - interpretações de Eddie Vedder e Bob Dylan


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The times they are a-changin, they bob dylan song used to show changing attitudes in the civil rights movement 

The Times They Are A-Changin'

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’
Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

The Times They Are a-Changin' (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Times They Are a-Changin'"

Outer sleeve of the 1965 Swedish release.
Single by Bob Dylan
from the album The Times They Are a-Changin'
Released 1964 (album)
1965 (single)
Format 7"
Recorded October 24, 1963 at Columbia Studios, New York City
Genre Folk
Length 3:15
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Tom Wilson
Bob Dylan singles chronology
"Blowin' in the Wind"
"The Times They Are a-Changin'"
"Maggie's Farm"
The Times They Are a-Changin' track listing

Side one
  1. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
  2. "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
  3. "With God on Our Side"
  4. "One Too Many Mornings"
  5. "North Country Blues"
Side two
  1. "Only a Pawn in Their Game"
  2. "Boots of Spanish Leather"
  3. "When the Ship Comes In"
  4. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
  5. "Restless Farewell"
"The Times They Are a-Changin'" is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin'. The song was ranked #59 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[1]


nspiration and composition

Dylan appears to have written the song in September and October 1963. He recorded it as a Witmark publishing demo that month, a version that was finally released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991. The song was then recorded at the Columbia studios in New York on October 23 and 24,[2] and the latter session yielded the version that became the title song of Dylan's third album.[3]
Dylan recalled writing the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the moment. In 1985, he told Cameron Crowe: "This was definitely a song with a purpose. It was influenced of course by the Irish and Scottish ballads ...'Come All Ye Bold Highway Men', 'Come All Ye Tender Hearted Maidens'. I wanted to write a big song, with short concise verses that piled up on each other in a hypnotic way. The civil rights movement and the folk music movement were pretty close for a while and allied together at that time."[4]
Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin recounts how Tony Glover stopped by Dylan's apartment in September 1963, picked up a page of the song Dylan was working on and read a line from it: "'Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call.' Turning to Dylan, Glover said, 'What is this shit, man?' Dylan shrugged his shoulders and replied, 'Well, you know, it seems to be what the people want to hear.'"[5]
Dylan critic Michael Gray called it "the archetypal protest song." Gray commented, "Dylan's aim was to ride upon the unvoiced sentiment of a mass public—to give that inchoate sentiment an anthem and give its clamour an outlet. He succeeded, but the language of the song is nevertheless imprecisely and very generally directed."[3] Gray suggests that the song has been outdated by the very changes that it gleefully predicted, and hence the song was politically out of date almost as soon as it was written.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks suggests that the song transcends the political preoccupations of the time in which it was written. Ricks argues that Dylan is still performing the song, and when he sings "Your sons and your daughter/Are beyond your command", he sings inescapably with the accents not of a son, no longer perhaps primarily a parent, but with the attitude of a grandfather. Ricks concludes: "Once upon a time it may have been a matter of urging square people to accept the fact that their children were, you know, hippies. But the capacious urging could then come to mean that ex-hippie parents had better accept that their children look like becoming yuppies. And then Republicans..."[6]
Critic Andy Gill points out that the song's lyrics echo lines from the Book of Ecclesiastes which Pete Seeger adapted to create his anthem "Turn, Turn, Turn!". The climactic line about the first later being last, likewise, is a direct scriptural reference to Mark 10:31: "But many that are first shall be last, and the last first."[7]
Less than a month after Dylan recorded the song, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The next night, Dylan opened a concert with "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; he told biographer Anthony Scaduto: "I thought, 'Wow, how can I open with that song? I'll get rocks thrown at me.' But I had to sing it, my whole concert takes off from there. I know I had no understanding of anything. Something had just gone haywire in the country and they were applauding the song. And I couldn't understand why they were clapping, or why I wrote the song. I couldn't understand anything. For me, it was just insane."[8]

Cover versions

Artist Album Year
Peter Paul & Mary In Concert 1964
Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 AM 1964
The Beach Boys Beach Boys' Party! 1965
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! 1965
Odetta Odetta Sings Dylan 1965
Boudewijn de Groot Apocalyps 1966
Flatt & Scruggs Nashville Airplane 1968
Burl Ives The Times They Are A-Changin' 1968
The Hollies Hollies Sing Dylan 1969
Nina Simone To Love Somebody 1969
Josephine Baker Recorded Live at Carnegie Hall 1973
James Taylor & Carly Simon No Nukes benefit concert 1978
Billy Joel KOHЦEPT 1987
Tracy Chapman The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1992
Richie Havens Cuts to the Chase 1994
Phil Collins Dance Into the Light 1996
Judy Collins Both Sides Now 1998
Blackmore's Night Fires At Midnight 2001
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Turn Japanese 2001
Joan Baez This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Freedom 2002
Will Hoge The America EP 2004
Keb' Mo' Peace...Back by Popular Demand 2004
Billy Joel My Lives 2005
Les Fradkin If Memory Serves You Well 2006
A Whisper in the Noise Lady In The Water 2006
Bryan Ferry Dylanesque 2007
Damien Leith Catch the Wind: Songs of a Generation 2008
Bruce Springsteen The Kennedy Center[9] 2008
Chuck Ragan Revival Road 2008
Herbie Hancock with vocals by Lisa Hannigan The Imagine Project 2010

Later history of the song

In 1994, "The Times They Are a-Changin'" was licensed for use in US TV advertisements for the auditing and accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand, as performed by Richie Havens; in 1996, the song was sung by a children's choir in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal.[10] In 2005, "The Times they are a-Changin'" was used in a television advertisement for insurance company Kaiser Permanente.[11] In 2009, the song was featured on the opening sequence of the film Watchmen.
The "Dylan Covers Database"[12] listed 436 recordings, including bootlegs, of this song as of 19 Oct 2009, including 85 versions of it by "Bob Walkenhorst", recorded live between March 2004 and September 2009, at "Molly's Irish Pub" in Kansas City. According to the same data base, the song has been recorded in Catalán, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish (Castellano) & Swedish.
John Mellencamp made a home-video recording of the song on a web-cam on September 2, 2008 and posted it on his website the next day as a statement about the possible change the 2008 presidential election could bring to America.
In 2009, Filmmaker Michael Moore sang the third verse of the song live on The Jay Leno Show after being told that he had to "earn" a clip from his film Capitalism: A Love Story to be shown.[13]
On December 10, 2010, Dylan's hand-written lyrics of his song "The Times They Are a-Changin'" were sold at auction at Sotheby's, New York, for $422,500. They were purchased by a hedge fund manager.[14]


  1. ^ "The Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rock List Music. http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/rstone.html#500Songs. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bjorner, Olof (2004-10-08). "The Times They Are A-Changin' sessions". Bjorner.com. http://dir.salon.com/story/books/review/2004/10/08/dylan/index.html?pn=1. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b Gray, 2006, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, p. 662.
  4. ^ Biograph, 1985, Liner notes & text by Cameron Crowe.
  5. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, p. 126.
  6. ^ Ricks, 2003, Dylan’s Visions Of Sin, pp. 260–271.
  7. ^ Gill, 1999, My Back Pages, pp. 42–43.
  8. ^ Scaduto 2001, p. 160
  9. ^ Bob Dylan Honored at Kennedy Center, MTV.com, accessed on 2008-06-24
  10. ^ Gray, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, p. 152.
  11. ^ Ad Pulp (2005-08-25). "Bob Dylan Shills for the Kaiser, and Opposition Mounts". Kaiserthrive.org. http://www.kaiserthrive.org/media-coverage/#AdPulp. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  12. ^ *Dylan Covers Database
  13. ^ "Jay Leno Show Got worse". videogum.com. 2009-09-16. http://videogum.com/90221/the_jay_leno_show_got_worse/tv/late-night/. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  14. ^ Kazakina, Katya (2010-12-10). "Dylan’s ‘Times They Are A-Changin” Fetches $422,500". Bloomberg.com. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-10/dylan-s-times-they-are-a-changin-lyrics-sell-for-422-500-at-sotheby-s.html. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 


  • Bjorner, Olof (2002). Olof's Files: A Bob Dylan Performance Guide (Bob Dylan all alone on a shelf). Hardinge Simpole. ISBN 1843820242. 
  • Gill, Andy (1999). Classic Bob Dylan: My Back Pages. Carlton. ISBN 1-85868-599-0. 
  • Gray, Michael (2006). The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. Continuum International. ISBN 0-8264-6933-7. 
  • Heylin, Clinton (2003). Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited. Perennial Currents. ISBN 0-06-052569-X. 
  • Ricks, Christopher (2003). Dylan's Visions of Sin. Penguin/Viking. ISBN 0-670-80133-X. 
  • Scaduto, Anthony (2001). Bob Dylan. Helter Skelter, reprint of 1972 original. ISBN 1-9009-2423-4 

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Cantando hora, minuto, segundo;
Por isso sempre existe uma saída
Enquanto nós estivermos neste mundo.
Há um tempo para não fenecer
Há mar, sol, luar e aves com astros
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E tempo para não se ficar de rastos.
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