Rock on Democracy – The Beatles – Revolution

Rock On Democracy

If you were around in 1968 you remember what a fearsome time of social unrest it was. If this is all new to you, you can get a brief history of the level of worldwide turmoil in the streets at this Wikipedia link to the Beatles’ “Revolution.” You’ll see the parallels to today’s turmoil.

The song’s theme is timeless, crosses all cultures and speaks loudly now that it’s our time again to make serious, life-altering choices.

What goes around comes around. Rock on. Democracy.

“Revolution”
Lyrics

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world.
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out.
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright.
You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can.
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait.

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright, al…You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You’d better free your mind instead.

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright

Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

The Beatles - Revolution

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