I just heard Jimmy Fallon's revised version of "The Times They Are A-Changin'," and I have to say that I was unexpectedly stirred by it. While Dylan would often claim that he didn't write protest songs, he sure has written some songs that hit a social and political nerve. I don't know that he is protesting, per se, but he is often exposing injustices through his musical stories. Human behavior, a watchful eye, and a gift of words = powerful songs. Call them protest songs or not; they work.

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