Lyrically- Blowing in the wind.

Bob Dylan’s classic song has transcended into legend, the anthem of the civil rights movement and a succour for many oppressed. It is one of my favourite songs, however I prefer Dolly Parton’s version- her voice does things to that song that take me many miles above the earth.

I first heard the song when I was eight, my teacher taught us the song and we had to sing it weekly. Her name was Miss Chioma Obogwu and she was one of my favourite teachers. She’s dead now, died in child birth. When I sing the song or listen to it, I think of her and how she made me lead singer of my class choral group- I was the best singer and didn’t even know it and she gave me the lead role in all our class plays- I was a pretty decent actress and I knew that.
Today I found out that three lecturers from my faculty died in an accident on Thursday, two of them taught me and the other was a year ahead of me in university. May their souls receive eternal rest and may God comfort those they left behind.

I want to ask why this had to happen and this song kept ringing in my mind.

“Blowin’ In The Wind”

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, 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.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Lyrics courtesy azlyrics.com

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