Only A Pawn In Their Game

Album: The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the assassination of US civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who was killed in the driveway of his Mississippi home. Dylan's song takes on the larger subject of racism and injustice in America, pointing out that Evers' murder was a symptom of a greater problem. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 2

  • Vincent Ferraro from Hesperia, CaThis is the song that first turned me on to Dylan's early works. Definitely a great song.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaIn my mind, this is one of the first songs that established the brilliance of Bob Dylan. The author was a very thoughtful and insightful young man. Brilliantly-worded!
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