Can Music Save Your Heart and Soul?

Today in Centers, you will be analyzing a song that both talks about change and encourages change. Can music change people? Can music change history? Music is a powerful force in our world, and many people use it to communicate issues from their life/world.

The 1960’s were full of social, political, and cultural change. During this time, Bob Dylan wrote the song “The Times, They Are A-Changin’.” Listen to the song here:

BOB DYLAN “TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'”

Take a look at the historical events of the time here:

PBS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

After you are finished, feel free to read lyrics to/listen to other songs that have been influential in American history. SOME SONGS MAY HAVE EXPLICIT CONTENT:

IMAGINE” — LYRICS

WE WON’T BE FOOLED AGAIN” — LYRICS

JIMMY HENDRIX’S STAR SPANGLED BANNER” 

FIGHT THE POWER” — LYRICS

GANGSTER’S PARADISE” — LYRICS