Thursday, 25 June 2009

Hope murdered Dylan




Come gather Iranians

You all stand alone

And admit that the waters

Around you have dried

And accept it that soon

You'll be bleached to the bone.

If your life to you

Is worth savin'

Then you better start walkin'

Or you'll die like a stone

For the times they aren’t a-changin'.



Come liberals and pundits

Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes shut

For it’s Poland again

And don't speak at all

For the wheel's still in spin

And you’re tellin' who

That it's blamin'.

For the death squads now

Will be later to win

For the times they aren’t a-changin'.



Come senators, congressmen

Don’t heed the call

Just stand in the doorway

And block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Won’t buy American at all

There's a battle outside

And it is ragin'.

It'll not shake your windows

Nor rattle your walls

For the times they aren’t a-changin'.



Come hippies and peaceniks

And look at Iran

And don't criticize

Who you can't understand

These sons and these daughters

Will just die in the sand

Freedom’s road is

Rapidly agin'.

Please forget Uncle Sam

The Yanks won't lend a hand

For the times they aren’t a-changin'.



The line it is drawn

The vote it is cast

The quiet One’s fief

It was once the best

As the hope He dashed now

Will soon be the past

Freedom is

Rapidly fadin'.

And the First One now

Will watch over their last

O, The Times They Aren’t A Changing





7 comments:

North Northwester said...

Not to ruin the line of my suit, I’ve put some much needed apologies here in the comment box.
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To the Iranian dead of past and future, and to their comrades who right now are spilling their hearts’ blood in freedom’s cause. Apologies and thanks to them all.

To the American dead of past and future, and to their comrades who right now are spilling their hearts’ blood in freedom’s cause. Apologies and thanks to them all.

To the British and allied dead of past and future, and those who are now spilling, and those who are no longer equipped or permitted by their governments to spill their blood in freedom’s because. Apologies and thanks to them all.

To Bob Dylan for the sentiment and the song: if not the foreign policy advice. Apologies and thanks.

WomanHonorThyself said...

its perfect my friend..perfect!!!:)

JuliaM said...

/applause

CryBaby said...

I'm speechless

CryBaby said...

Thanks NN, I just posted my pathetic little jokey pisstake of a poem and then I saw yours! lol

Goodnight Vienna said...

Times don't change NNW because people don't change; someone always wants to be 'Top Dog' no matter how small the group. Liked the Dylan re-jig though.

North Northwester said...

Thank you one and all for appreciating my unoriginal little spoof - not that hitting a titanic prat like President Obama is exactly difficult...We get to joke, He gets to posture, and free people die. Kinda makes you wonder if any of those rare voices against The One might have been a bit right, huh?

 

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