Come gather ’round peopleWherever you roam And admit that the waters
Around you have grown And accept it that soonYou’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 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’.