Come sit by my side, come as close as the air
And share in a memory of time
And wander in my words
Dream about the pictures that I play of changes
– Phil Ochs, from Changes
This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozarks Hills. And today, in these turbulent times, I am thinking about Changes. They may come suddenly or slip in over time, so quiet, and stealthy we may not even notice until it’s done. The snippet of the song I just sang was written in the middle 1960s by Phil Ochs, who was in his early 20s, as was I when I first heard it.