It became a classic in the 1960s, a classic of biblical proportions. The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes. “To Everything There is a Season” was composed by Pete Seeger in 1959 and recorded by him in 1962. The phrase “Turn, Turn, Turn” subsequently became its title and, in 1965, The Byrds’ version attained the status as #1 pop song with the oldest lyrics.
The New Year is about time. It’s about turning—turning a page on a new calendar, turning over a new leaf or towards a new idea. Perhaps that’s where New Year’s resolutions have their beginnings, in human nature’s desire to strive, to continue and to change.Read the full article and discuss it »