Sanchayan Chakroborty

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’d better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone For the times, they are a-changin’ Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pens 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 telling who that it’s naming 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 halls For he that gets hurt will be he that has stalled There’s a battle outside and it’s raging It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times, they are a-changin’ Come mothers and fathers all over 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 aging Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend a hand For the times they are a-changin’ The line, it is drawn, the curse, it is cast The slow one will later be fast And the present now will soon be the past The order is rapidly fading The first one now will later be last For the times, they are a-changin’

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