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Forum Post: Beatles Revolution Lyrics...

Posted 2 years ago on April 5, 2012, 7:19 a.m. EST by toonces (-117)
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Seems to me the Beatles/John Lennon would not be supporting OWS.

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 all right All right, all right

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 doing what we can But when you want money For people with minds that hate All I can tell is brother you have to wait Don't you know it's gonna be all right All right, all right Ah

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...

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 better free you mind instead But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow Don't you know it's gonna be all right

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

You say you want a re-vol-u-tion

Well,... you know

We all want to change the world

You tell me that it's e-vol-u-tion

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..... all right

All right,..... all right

You say you got a real sol-u-tion

Well,... you know

We'd all love to see the plan

You ask me for a con-tri-bu-tion

Well,.... you know

We're doing what we can

But when you want money

For people with minds that hate

All I can tell is brother

You have to wait

Don't you know it's gonna be all right All right, all right Ah

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...

You say you'll change the con-sti-tu-tion

Well,.... you know

We all want to change your head

You tell me it's the ins-tit-u-tion

Well,.... you know

You better free you mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of chair-man Mao

You ain't going to make it with anyone, any-how

Don't you know it's gonna be all right

Just making it easier to read, I think it’s good advice to free your mind.

[-] 2 points by brochomsky (208) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Lennon was saying a violent revolution is bad. He wasn't saying revolutions are bad, just violent ones.

He'd more than likely support OWS, though probably criticize portions of it.

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[-] -2 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

lennon was a "1% er". how would you know what he meant? are you having seances ?

[-] 6 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

"lennon was a 1%er" ?! WTF ?!!

When and how did John Lennon ever find the time to create Compound Interest Generating Usurious Debt and then Create a Giant Ponzi Scheme of "Innovative Financial Products" cf. 'Derivatives et al' - all 'derived' from This Debt in order to further enslave previously somewhat quiescent wage-slaves by way of Unconscionable Generational Debt-Bondage ?!!!

ad iudicium et verum ex absurdo ...

[-] 2 points by flip (7484) 2 years ago

it is not how much money one has - there are many who made money but support those who struggle for a better world

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

True That !!! Some folks have money to burn & some folk got 'karma to burn' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cccwBEsx2f4 !! fiat lux !

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Wow shadz, talk about cutting through the bullshit!!! Keep on keeping on! (Or some tired, old cliche' like that.) That's all I'm good for at the moment.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

'GK' : @ U & others ; "Spirit" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7plNRs5kwgE !!! pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Beautiful man, this is earth as it could be, if we from self-forged shackles could be free.

(My appologies to William Blake.)

London By William Blake 1757–1827

I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every Man, In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear.

How the Chimney-sweeper's cry Every black'ning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier's sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls.

But most thro' midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlot's curse Blasts the new born Infant's tear, And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

lennon was a multi millionare.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

And ?!!! You deduce what from this ?!!

John Lennon always had a well developed grasp of 'Class & Politics' !

Please listen and reflect upon : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU ...

pax et lux ...

[-] -2 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

junk music, junk lyrics from a multi millionare.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22349) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

LOL - now that was funny. Do it again. Do it again. Warn me next time though so I don't spit beer all over my freshly cleaned keyboard.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

@ DKAt et al : For your delectation and consideration :

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22349) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks shadz66. This is good stuff that most do not ever consider. Hopefully many will look into this as we move forward.

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

[ps : & of course - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwUGSYDKUxU ~{:-) }ommm{ ... spero .. x .]

[-] 1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

there is some thoughts that John Lennon like one of the others artists was executed for his antiwar lyrics. Why dont you people consider boogie man behind all of this? its seems so obvious for me and so loony and wacky for you...

[-] 1 points by DiMiTri (134) 2 years ago

lol. give me a break

the beatles would be behind OWS 100%

To think otherwise means you don't understand them

[-] 0 points by toonces (-117) 2 years ago

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 better free you mind instead

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I hate the Beatles.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Congratulations ! That's the first time in all my born days that I've ever seen those four words together !!

~{:-o) & :-) & thanx for the jolt to the brain, lol !!!

pax et lux ...

[-] 1 points by brochomsky (208) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Glen Matlock was kicked out of the Sex Pistols for liking the Beatles.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

That is actually hilariously very true !!!

Indeed, look what happened to The Pistols' - "Instant Karma". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkhzPwcKkNI ... & I really preferred John Lydon in PiL ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPj-8_wOZcA ) ... but "I could be wrong" ~:-)

pax ...

[-] 0 points by e2420 (-28) 2 years ago

My first time too. Wow.

[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

ilol! You too eh ?! & ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wos-dDxpJlQ .. spero .

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yeah. They were before my time and they can stay there.

[-] -1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

This is a little off topic, but why do we keep hearing about nothing but Bob Dylan and never about Joan Baez. Well for one, I think, it was because Joan stayed true to her convictions and paid the price, while Bob never really had any convictions. Besides, any guy that could have dumped Joan Baez in her prime must be a chimpanzee.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

It took me a while to understand, but for me there is no doubt, Dylan is the best writer I ever seen.

[-] -1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Oh, yeah, he was a damned good writer, I love a lot of his songs, but his convictions were, "Blowing in the Wind."

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I'm sitting here thing about this and i want you to know, that again "for me" there's Dylan then, the list, that I can't find an end to, and can't really on any given day "order" so I don't try to, but where once I would say, you can start with Lennon, now I'm going to be thinking of Baez, every time too, but talk about useless, ranking artists has got to be near the top of the list.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Unless of course they set themselves up as an example and want to run things, even then sometimes judge the person sometimes the ideas, and I try to keep them apart, but hypocrisy is what it is, then again I read a lot into "Honest With Me" that he doesn't.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

oh gypsy, life is hard, don't judge the person...

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Well, you have a good point. He wrote some great songs. I just happen to really love Joan Baez, so I guess I'm Baezed there:)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

LOL

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I have no idea. I am not a Dylan fan. I remember reading about Dylan not having this great reputation among his friends due to stealing. I don't know how true that really is or where I read it.

Joan Baez was much better.

[-] 1 points by brochomsky (208) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

I used to be big into Dylan. I even read his Chronicles and Tarantula. I can't even listen to him anymore, I'm so convinced he is a charlatan of a poet and such a minor force in the great history of music. For poetry--I'll read the great poets. For folk music, I'll listen to Pete Seeger. For rock music, I'll listen to the Stooges. For Dylan? I have no place for him.

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Yes, she was the real deal, and that's why she virtually disappeared from the American scene afterwards. She didn't cave to pressure, and believe me there was a lot of pressure after the sixties to abandon progressive thinking. I know because I paid a real price for not doing so.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

She didn't disappear. She just won an award for her activism last year.

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Well as an artist she was completely marginalized in America for a long time. I didn't hear a word about her in the media for I don't know how many years, and I think she has done most of her touring in Europe. They certainly tried to silence her, the way they have done to so many others, by pretending they don't exist.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I agree with that.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (22349) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

There was a PBS special on Joan last week.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I didn't see it.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22349) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I'm sorry you missed it I put out an alert that night on the forum. You should check the PBS site a lot of times you can watch a replay there or find another showing.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I'll do that.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22349) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

She looked really good and they did a very nice job of covering her from before anyone new her right up to recent times.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I will check it out.