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News-Antique.com - Aug 23,2009 - "That land that I live in has God on its side," – Bob Dylan
Santa Fe, Aug. 23, 2009 -- “With God on Our Side” was the third track on singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s third album “The Times They Are a Changin” in 1964.
The antiwar song showed up at just as thousands of young people were trying to make sense of the Vietnam War and grappling with the possibility of their own deployment.
It was a wake up call, a rethink anthem. How much sense does any war make? That was the underlining argument. Don’t we ultimately move from one battlefield to the next convinced that God’s on our side?
Dylan’s music was leap of faith for the 1960s youth culture. Whether Dylan intended it or not, his lyrics were an invitation to take a deeper cut on life beyond the spoon fed values young people inherited. An invitation to recreate oneself.
On June 23, Christie’s, New York, featured a selection of Bob Dylan memorabilia in its Pop Culture auction. Handwritten, partial working lyrics for the song “With God on Our Side” from the “Times They Are A-Changin” album sold for $25,000.
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