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Bob Dylan

Blowin' In The Wind

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Blowin' In The Wind
By: Bob Dylan
Released:
About This Song & Song Lyrics

About "Blowin' In The Wind" by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" captures the combination of injustice, anger, and rebellion that defined the 1960s like no other song. Throughout the era, as the U.S. witnessed race riots and anti-war protests alongside a gruesome war which seemed determined to last indefinitely, many found themselves asking why? Why has our great nation, in a time of prosperity and world dominance, descended to such terrible strife amongst its people? As Dylan said, "The answer, my friend, is blown' in the wind." "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke is another great example of this sort of protest music.

Bob Dylan – Blowin' In The Wind Lyrics

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 blowin' in the wind.

SONGWRITERS:
SHERRILL, BILLY/RICH, CHARLIE /
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