Times They Are A Changing

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’.

Songwriters: Bob Dylan

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water 


I have to say I don’t look forward to Father’s Day because it makes me miss my own Daddy so much. He went to his Forever Home with Jesus in 2008.  

I miss him like crazy! 
I was such a big ole Daddy’s Girl! 
Come to think of it- I am still a big ole Daddy’s Girl! 

My daddy was so funny and creative and boy he was a storyteller. I could listen to his stories all day long. We were so very close and spoke on the phone daily if not multiple times a day. 

My daddy was a music lover. All types of music he loved. That is where I got my love for all music too. He was also a musician, he played a mean cornet – similar to the trumpet. He played in a band like the Blues Brothers before the popular movie was even around.  

One of his all time favorite songs was Simon & Garfunkel’s – Bridge Over Troubled Water.  

He would play it and sing along. 

 I loved to jam out with him to this song!  

I have a hard time hearing it now without crying since it was played at his funeral and just makes me miss him too much. 

I did not know that in this song the duo is singing about a father guiding his offspring through the opening steps of life, explaining that any obstacles they face will be dealt with together.  

So today- in honor of All Father’s.  
Past, Present & Future; this is a perfect Father’s Day Song.  

Actually it’s a perfect any day song when you look at it from our Heavenly Father’s perspective to us. 

I love at 3:20 in the video-

Sail On Silver Girl! 

I always think of my daddy-well now both my daddy’s in Heaven, singing this over me. 

Happy Father’s Day! 
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Lyrics are found in the drop down in the YouTube video.