Come gather 'round people where ever 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 savin' then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone for the times they are a changin'
Come writers and critics who prophesise with your pen
And keep your eyes wide, the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon for the wheels still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin', 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 hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
The battle outside ragin' will 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 agin', please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand 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
And the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin', the first one now
Will later be last for the times they are a changin'
For the times they are a changin'