鲍勃·迪伦 和他的《时代在变》

                                                鲍勃·迪伦 和他的《时代在变》

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鲍勃·迪伦Bob Dylan,1941年5月24日-),美国唱作人、艺术家和作家。从1961年发布首张专辑至今,迪伦在流行音乐界和文化界引起的影响已超过50年。他的大多数著名作品都来自1960年代的反抗民谣。他的部分早期作品成为了当时美国民权反战运动的圣歌,例如《答案在风中飘》(Blowin’ in the Wind)和《时代在变》(The Times They Are a-Changing)。1960年代中期,迪伦开始从原先的抗议民谣风格转型,并在1965年发行长达六分钟的单曲《像一块滚石》(Like a Rolling Stone),也从此改变了流行音乐的传统分类。

迪伦曾获诸多奖项,包括12尊格莱美奖、1尊金球奖及1尊奥斯卡金像奖,并被引入摇滚名人堂及作曲家名人堂。2008年普利策奖评选委员会授予其一特别奖,以表彰其通过作词及作诗对流行音乐及美国文化产生的重大影响。2012年5月,迪伦获得了由美国总统贝拉克·奥巴马颁布的总统自由勋章。

2016年,迪伦获得诺贝尔文学奖,以表彰其为美国歌曲传统带来的全新诗意表达(having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition)

作为一个唱片艺术家和表演者,迪伦的成就主要以他的演艺生涯为核心,但他最大的贡献被普遍认为是他的作词。鲍勃·迪伦的摇滚、民谣歌词特别富有诗意,既是诗又是歌,手法特别,文学穿透性强,社会影响力也特别大。1984年苹果股东大会,乔布斯朗诵的诗歌鲍勃·迪伦的《时代在变》。

The Times They Are a-Changin’” is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album of the same name. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time, influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads. Released as a 45-rpm single in Britain in 1964, it reached number 9 in the British top ten.

Ever since its release the song has been influential to people’s views on society, with critics noting the general yet universal lyrics as contributing to the song’s lasting message of change. Dylan has occasionally performed it in concert. The song has been covered by many different artists, including Nina Simone, the Byrds, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beach Boys, Joan Baez, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen. The song was ranked number 59 on Rolling Stone‘s 2004 list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

 

The Times They Are A-Changin’

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

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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