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June 20, 2009

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

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BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND — Bob Dylan — 1962 Warner Bros. Inc

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?

Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?

Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?

Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is [still] blowin’ in the wind…

Bob Dylan wrote this in 1962 as a young man concerned with the issues that he saw in the world at that time.  If you watch the video it gives [print] clips/quotes from interviews he has done over the years.  He believed this a song that would speak to all the [coming] ages  ……and today in the 2000’s unfortunately these things are still an issue in many ways in every [social] circle of every nation.

Therefore, I’d say he was most unfortunately correct.  However, the answer my friends is not blowing in the wind because it is an unknowable mystery of life… nor is it an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains or skies.  It is still blowing in the wind because [the majority of] the human race will not allow it to come in and make a change.

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