Song Pastiche: Blowin' in the Wind

Blowin’ in the Wind  

by Bob Dylan 

How many roads must a man walk down 

Before you call him a man? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail 

Before she sleeps in the sand? 

Yes, ‘n’ 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. 

 

How many years can a mountain exist 

Before it’s washed to the sea? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist 

Before they’re allowed to be free? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head, 

Pretending he just doesn’t see? 

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

The answer is blowin’ in the wind. 

 

How many times must a man look up 

Before he can see the sky? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have 

Before he can hear people cry? 

Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows 

That too many people have died? 

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

The answer is blowin’ in the wind. 

_______________________________________Original Song 

by Jee Yoon Chung 

How much money must a man have to spend 

Before he gets what he wants?

Yes, ‘n’ how much pain must a man ease away

Before he heals his own wound?

Yes, ‘n’ how many books must a man try to read

Before the answer is found?

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

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

How many years must Korea hesitate

Before it unites itself?

Yes, ‘n’ How many tears must a man shed away

Before he meets his dear son?

Yes, ‘n’ how many cries must a man ignore, 

Pretending he just doesn’t hear?

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

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

How many times must a bird fall down

Before it learns to fly high?

Yes, ‘n’ how many songs must a singer sing along

Before he changes the world?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must a clock turn round

Before it comes to the end?

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

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

10 comments to Song Pastiche: Blowin’ in the Wind

  • Jacelyn

    I really enjoyed reading this, and imagining the song with these lyrics in my mind. There’s so much meaning in each line!

    The only thing that doesn’t seem to fit well is the sixth line in the first verse:
    “Before he finds the answer?”, because ‘answer’ is usually stressed on the first syllable, but in the song the second syllable should be stressed.
    Perhaps change the word to something else, or you could also rephrase the line?
    Otherwise, good job. :)

  • Jee Yoon

    Thank you for the advice, Jacelyn!
    I’ll edit that part soon:)
    By the way, I really liked your pastiche too :)

  • Luis

    Really good piece of idea you got there…

    I think the only problem will be the singing :P

    but anyway, really good job :)

  • Marie

    Great job!!! I enjoyed singing it :D it sounds really nice and I like the lyrics a lot :)

  • Hannah

    I really like your pastiche, it seems like you put a lot of thought into each verse and they match the rhythm great. I really enjoyed reading it. :D

  • Tina Zhang

    I really like your pastiche~It is really emotional and touching~

  • a s h l e y :]

    Oh Jee Yoon, your song pastiche is so good!
    Your really talented!~ It’s so well thought of, and really emotional.
    Good Job~:D

  • Yoo Min

    Yours is really good Jeeyoon:-) I really like your pastiche

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