Listen to the song The times they are a'changin'

A few weeks ago this very encouraging little greeting from Michael Moore arrived with his newsletter                                                                                      

- and hear! He is not only a award-winning film-maker but also a talented singer!

Michael Moore writes:


Here's a free song for you: http://soundcloud.com/occupy-this-album/01-michael-moore-the-times

It's my contribution to "Occupy This Album", a compilation CD (99 songs!) featuring David Crosby & Graham Nash, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco, Third Eye Blind, Immortal Technique and Jackson Browne to be released Tuesday, May 15th. All proceeds from this album will go to fund the Occupy Wall Street movement (all the musicians and songwriters have donated their time and music).

They asked me if I'd like to record a poem or maybe make a music video of some of the songs. I said, "I could just sing a song."

When the laughter died down, I recorded this.

I hope you enjoy my first try at this new profession (though I have no intention of giving up my day job).

And thank you, Bob Dylan, for your contribution, and for approving this, my debut.


Michael Moore
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Here are the lyrics for the song (from AZlyrcics.com) - as relevant today as when they were written around 40 years ago

The times they are a-changin'

Come gather 'round people
 Wherever 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 prophesize with your pen
 And keep your eyes wide
 The chance won't come again
 And don't speak too soon
 For the wheel's 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
 There's a battle outside
 And it is ragin'
 It'll soon shake your windows
 And rattle your walls
 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 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
 As the present now
 Will later be past
 The order is
 Rapidly fadin'
 And the first one now
 Will later be last
 For the times they are a-changin'.





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