I was so much older then I’m younger than that now

Bob Dylan today releases a new album, Tempest, to commemorate and celebrate 50 years of recording. AnElephant bows his head in tribute to the poet of the 20th Century.

The wind has blown, the times a-changed
Lay lady lay is long laid to rest
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
Still doing what they have always done best

The rain that falls is harder now
The rich take just like a woman
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
The price of their wealth is counted in humans

The chimes of freedom have been stilled
We learned we are not young forever
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
With the knowledge they are so clever

They keep on talking of World War III
They keep that old stone rolling
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
Content with their bank accounts swollen

Is it true we threw it all away
And we are mere pawns in the game
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
Was all the poet’s love in vain

Mr Tambourine Man plays his songs for me
He thought twice, it’s not all right
The Masters of War lie fat in their beds
Could God be on their side?

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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3 Responses to I was so much older then I’m younger than that now

  1. mixedupmeme says:

    [audio src="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/14152380/BlogSongs/thetimesachanged.mp3" /]

    I am sure this is not how you envisioned it, but I can’t help myself. 😦

    You wrote the truth. It really is a wonderful tribute and after three days of practicing…..I can’t get it out of my head. 🙂

    Like

  2. Christina ~ says:

    Most excellent tribute!!! I highly doubt one could be done better…. 🙂

    Like

  3. pennycoho says:

    Wow! Just wow, fantastic, excellent, outstanding! An elephantcan’t deny his unmistakable and talented gifts after this poem. Oh and I like it too! 🙂

    Like

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