Times They Are A-Changin' [First Version] Lyrics

by The Byrds

Come gather 'round people wherever you roam
Admit that the waters around you have grown
Accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin'

Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
The present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'

And the first was now will later be last
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 daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agein'

Get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'