In 2001, when Dylan accepted his one and only Oscar for this...

In 2001, when Dylan accepted his one and only Oscar for this contribution to the…

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In 2001, when Dylan accepted his one and only Oscar for this contribution to the ‘Wonder Boys’ soundtrack, he thanked “the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for … a song that doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature.” That’s one way of putting it: For all its offhand jokes (“gonna dress in draaag,” he rasps at one point), “Things Have Changed” is one of the bitterest songs in Dylan’s entire catalog. It’s also a harsh riposte to many of his own earlier political songs, with their longing for social justice and societal progress; “I used to care,” he sings with unmistakable intent. “But things have changed.” As the title suggests, it’s basically the evil twin of “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Click through the link in our bio to check out our list of the 100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs. Photograph by Lester Cohen

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In 2001, when Dylan accepted his one and only Oscar for this contribution to the ‘Wonder Boys’ soundtrack, he thanked “the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for … a song that doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature.” That’s one way of putting it: For all its offhand jokes (“gonna dress in draaag,” he rasps at one point), “Things Have Changed” is one of the bitterest songs in Dylan’s entire catalog. It’s also a harsh riposte to many of his own earlier political songs, with their longing for social justice and societal progress; “I used to care,” he sings with unmistakable intent. “But things have changed.” As the title suggests, it’s basically the evil twin of “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Click through the link in our bio to check out our list of the 100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs. Photograph by Lester Cohen

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