Bob Dylan wrote and performed this song in 1962. That was before I was born. Twenty years after that, in 1982, I learned how to strum this timeless classic. I know it will live longer than me.
Bob Dylan said, “There ain’t too much I can say about this song except that the answer is blowing in the wind. It ain’t in no book or movie or TV show or discussion group. Man, it’s in the wind — and it’s blowing in the wind.”
Here are a few lines from the song:
Yes, and how many years
Must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
And how many years
Can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times
Can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend,
Is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
They made me think about my inability to see.