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Billy Joel – The Times They Are A-Changin' lyrics

I have a feeling that's been going on in your country right now is very much like the '60s. [Translated for Russian crowd.] This song has been going around and around and my head since I've been here. [Translated for Russian crowd.] This is called "The Times They Are A-Changing". [Translated for Russian crowd.]

Come gather 'round people wherever that you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
& accept it that soon U'll be drenched to the bone if your time to you is worth savin'
Then U better start swimmin' or U'll sink like a stone 4 the times they are a-changin'

Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon for the wheels still in spin
And there's no tellin' now that it's namin'
For the loser now will be later to win for the times they are a-changin'

Come senators, congressmen, please head the call
Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be her that has stalled
The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times, they are a changing

Come mothers & fathers throughout land & don't criticize what U can't understand
Your sons & your daughters R beyond your command your old road is rapidly agein'
So get out of the new one if U can't lend your hand 4 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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