What are some songs with great lyrics?

    Blowing in the Wind

  “ How many roads must a man down

Before they call him a man

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand

How many times must the cannon balls fly

Before they’re forever banned

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind

How many years can a mountain exist

Before it is washed to the sea

    How many years can some people exist

Before they‘re allowed to be free

How many times can a man turn his head

And pretend that he just doesn‘t see

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind

How many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky

How many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry

How many deaths will it take

Till he knows that too many people have died

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind “


Although the
background of “blowing in the wind” is American society during the
Vietnam War, the artistic conception of this song can be said to be
“universal”, and has always been loved by people all over the world.

This song is
always being thought of when wars are raging in Eastern Europe and the Middle
East, and when people take drastic measures against the improper measures of
the government and some private enterprises. The way to solve disputes is
obvious, just like flying in the wind. But how many people are willing to
listen to? This song also appeared in the movie Forrest Gump.

In the Second
World War, all the combatant nations were greatly weakened, including the United
States. In the 1950s, the United States took part in the Vietnam War in order
to gain the upper hand in the cold war, but it fell into the quagmire of 20
years. The United States invested a lot of manpower and material resources, and
sent soldiers to Vietnam, causing heavy casualties. Therefore, the American
society set off a wave of anti war.

At the same
time, folk songs began to become popular on campus all over the United States.
Many young intellectuals not only used the folk songs they created to express
their protest voices, but also actively joined the mass movement of
demonstrations.

This song was
written in 1962. At that time, the situation of the United States in Vietnam
War was not optimistic. In order to fight for international status, the
government sent more soldiers to Vietnam regardless of the wishes of its own
people.

Seeing that his
compatriots joined the army with patriotic enthusiasm, but died for unnecessary
war, Dylan expressed his thoughts on peace in his humble and unassuming
language, and spoke for countless Americans who were dissatisfied with the phenomenon,
too. He hoped that the world can settle disputes in a peaceful and rational
manner and should not turn a blind eye to the misfortunes of the world, nor let
innocent people continue to die in the flames of war.

At 1:00 p.m. local time on October 13, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish Academy of Arts awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature to Bob Dylan, a 75 year old American musician and poet, for “creating a new poetic expression in the great American song tradition.” Dylan’s award-winning “literary works” is the same as the lyrics of the poem “Blowing in the wind”.

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