Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Times They Are A-Changin' - Wisconsin Version***

A personal friend of mine penned these words, based on the original song written by Bob Dylan*:

1.  Come together 'round people
     Wherever you're from
     And let's stand together
     'Cause our time has come
     And accept it that now
     We must stand up and fight
     If your job and your rights
     Are worth savin'
     Then you better join us
     And stand up for what's right
     For the times they are a-changin'

2.  Come Wisconsin people
     And let's all stand tall
     The governor's budget
     Will hurt one and all
     If we all stand together
     Then no one will fall
     But if we don't fight back
     It's our curtain call
     Though we may have lost now
     Later on we will win
     For the times they are a-changin'

3** Come senators, representatives
     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 stalled
     There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
     It'll soon shake your windows
     And rattle your walls
     For the times they are a-changin'

4   Come brothers and sisters
     Throughout our great state
     Stand up to Scott Walker
     And his agenda of hate
     If we all stand together
     We'll have a much better fate
     Scott Walker your
     Pink slip is comin'
     You'll have to leave Madison
     And we all can't wait
     For the times they are a-changin'

5   The lines have been drawn
     And it's time to fight
     We'll all stand together
     For what we know is right
     And we will prevail
     We'll show them our might
     The order is rapidly fadin'
     The present looks bleak
     But our future is bright
     For the times they are a-changin'

*Supply your own mumbly voice
** Fun fact: This is the same verse as in the original song
***Now to just get Jay to record it....


  1. Psst, verse 3 in original is technically "Come senators, congressmen" not reps.. but still! <3