In this song Dylan speaks to a nation tired of being at war. Many commentators have noted the war theme on Seeing Things
and drawn comparison to his father's early songs such as "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
." Jakob told The Sun
July 25,2008: "I think the concept of war is timeless. There's physical war and there's emotional war and the imagery is boundless. I come to it not from a political perspective but as a human concern."