The Times They Are a-Changin
Bob Dylan

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 saving, then you better start swimming
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times, they are a-changing

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was released as a single, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100
  • from the album The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #59 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • written by Bob Dylan
  • Dylan: "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."
  • produced by Tom Wilson
  • recorded October 24, 1963 at Columbia Studios, New York City
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