Jimmy Fallon's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" for 2018

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,768
edited February 6 in A Moving Train
This is so fine.  Thank you Mr. Jimmy Fallon!


Come gather round people wherever you roam
And admit that our country don't feel like our home
And that silence speaks louder than those who condone
If a tweet to you is worth favin'
 Then lift up your voices and put down your phones
For the times they are a-changin'

Come women and men who hashtag Me Too
And believe me when I say that we believe you
For weak is the man who calls truth "fake news"
Time’s up, our silence we’re breaking
And even though Mel Gibson was in Daddy's Home 2
Well the times they are a-changin'

Come athletes with platforms throughout the land
Who by taking a knee are taking a stand
And before you shout out that they should be banned
Listen to what they are saying
Perhaps they'd stand up if you reached out your hand
Well the times they are a-changing

Come journalists, writers who report the facts
And brandish your pen to fend off his attacks
Look past what he says and look at how he acts
The fire and fury is raging
For his words can hurt, but your words can fight back
New York Times, they aren't a-failin'

Come leaders who bully like Internet trolls
We'll curse you with four-letter words 'love' and 'hope'
For we will go high even when you go low
The order is re-arranging
For you have the power, but we have the vote
The times they are a-changin'


"Love and only love will break it down"
-Neil Young
***********
M.I.T.S.





Post edited by brianlux on

Comments

  • The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 2,352
    Thanks for posting brianlux!
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 8,507
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?

    Fallon sings frequently on his show. He's pretty musical, and versatile.
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,325
    edited February 6
    Credit should go to the writer too..Mike DiCenzo


    Post edited by Bentleyspop on
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,879
    edited February 6
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?


     




    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,768
    Thanks for posting brianlux!
    :plus_one:

    I thought it was tremendously fine of Fallon to come out and take a stand with this rendition of Dylan's song.  Often a funny guy, this was a no B.S., straight up sincere message.  Kudos Mr. Fallon!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,325
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?

  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 4,955
    Wow. I guess everybody reaches their breaking point, huh? I’ve always supported Jimmy’s decision to stay neutral but this is beautiful stuff, now I’m hoping he is changing his philosophy a bit. 
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,423
    RiotZact said:
    Wow. I guess everybody reaches their breaking point, huh? I’ve always supported Jimmy’s decision to stay neutral but this is beautiful stuff, now I’m hoping he is changing his philosophy a bit. 
    I'm glad to see it too. But the skeptic in me wonders if it has something to do with him losing the ratings war to Colbert, whose show is overtly political.

    If you can't beat'em, join'em.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?


     




    OMFG.
    He is so awesome. He does their voices spot on.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?

    Request for the next PJ show!
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,768
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?


     




    OMFG.
    He is so awesome. He does their voices spot on.
    He's insanely good at doing these guys voices!  Unbelievable!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 4,955
    dignin said:
    RiotZact said:
    Wow. I guess everybody reaches their breaking point, huh? I’ve always supported Jimmy’s decision to stay neutral but this is beautiful stuff, now I’m hoping he is changing his philosophy a bit. 
    I'm glad to see it too. But the skeptic in me wonders if it has something to do with him losing the ratings war to Colbert, whose show is overtly political.

    If you can't beat'em, join'em.
    I didn’t know he was losing the ratings war, that’s pretty surprising. Does that literally mean that more people are watching Colbert than Jimmy? 
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,423
    RiotZact said:
    dignin said:
    RiotZact said:
    Wow. I guess everybody reaches their breaking point, huh? I’ve always supported Jimmy’s decision to stay neutral but this is beautiful stuff, now I’m hoping he is changing his philosophy a bit. 
    I'm glad to see it too. But the skeptic in me wonders if it has something to do with him losing the ratings war to Colbert, whose show is overtly political.

    If you can't beat'em, join'em.
    I didn’t know he was losing the ratings war, that’s pretty surprising. Does that literally mean that more people are watching Colbert than Jimmy? 

    Post-Trump, Jimmy Fallon Continues to Lose Ground in the Late-Night Wars

    http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/jimmy-fallon-continues-to-lose-ground-in-the-late-night-wars.html
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,768
    RiotZact said:
    dignin said:
    RiotZact said:
    Wow. I guess everybody reaches their breaking point, huh? I’ve always supported Jimmy’s decision to stay neutral but this is beautiful stuff, now I’m hoping he is changing his philosophy a bit. 
    I'm glad to see it too. But the skeptic in me wonders if it has something to do with him losing the ratings war to Colbert, whose show is overtly political.

    If you can't beat'em, join'em.
    I didn’t know he was losing the ratings war, that’s pretty surprising. Does that literally mean that more people are watching Colbert than Jimmy? 
    Colbert has a longer history in the business and brought a lot of fans with him from his previous show, so maybe.

    I really doubt Fallon did Dylan's song as a marketing scheme.  The performance just seems to timely and earnest for that.  My guess is his intent was to send a message.  

    Admittedly, to my way of thinking, the first job of a musician/artist is to make good music.  But I'm all in favor of any good, creative efforts by an artist to add something positive to the social realm within which he or she works.  If an artist can make a positive impact on society without crossing the line into being preachy or overly moralizing (NOT an easy thing to do), then I'm all for  it.  Fallon's performance worked spot on for me as an excellent way to say something worthwhile and at the same time do so with excellent musical skill (his impersonations are mind blowing).
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,763
    I didn't know he can sing, or is it lip synched?

    you mean you don't have a copy of this ? !


    WI 6/27/98 WI 10/8/00 MO 10/11/00 IL 4/23/03 MN 6/26/06 MN 6/27/06 WI 6/30/06 IL 8/5/07 IL 8/21/08 (EV) IL 8/22/08 (EV) IL 8/23/09 IL 8/24/09 IN 5/7/10 IL 6/28/11 (EV) IL 6/29/11 (EV) WI 9/3/11 WI 9/4/11 IL 7/19/13 NE 10/09/14 IL 10/17/14 MN 10/19/14 FL 4/11/16 IL 8/20/16 IL 8/22/16 IL 08/18/18 IL 08/20/18
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,423
    Judging by todays ticket prices the times sure are a changin.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 16,070
    dignin said:
    Judging by todays ticket prices the times sure are a changin.
    Yea, right? I have to say, I was surprised.
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,423
    dignin said:
    Judging by todays ticket prices the times sure are a changin.
    Yea, right? I have to say, I was surprised.
    It is what it is, but I'm pretty sure I payed around $80 Canadian to see them in Calgary 2013. Now I'm looking at over $150 Canadian to see them in 2018. That's almost double.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,789
    dignin said:
    dignin said:
    Judging by todays ticket prices the times sure are a changin.
    Yea, right? I have to say, I was surprised.
    It is what it is, but I'm pretty sure I payed around $80 Canadian to see them in Calgary 2013. Now I'm looking at over $150 Canadian to see them in 2018. That's almost double.
    Yeah, it's brutal. Considering what band we're talking about, I'm pretty disappointed. I'm pretty sure I'm not even going. I can't afford that shit when I'm forced to buy a pair. Spending over $600 up front on concert tix? Um, yeah, I have trouble justifying that to myself.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,768
    dignin said:
    Judging by todays ticket prices the times sure are a changin.
    Not long ago I argued that current ticket prices are commensurate with prices in the past relative to inflation.  Today, that argument holds little water for many of these shows.  Why, even the tickets to see the upcoming Temple Grandin speaking engagement  in Sacramento are $75.  I'd love to see her but, dang, $75 for a single-person talking event?  Not likely!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





Sign In or Register to comment.