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Forum Post: You say you want a revolution? Well ya know....

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 11, 2012, 10:10 a.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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[-] 2 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

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

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 all right, all right all right, all right, all right all right, all right, all right.

Funny how those words express the 99%'s point of view. We all want to change the world, but if you start talking destruction-we're out. If you've got a plan...what is it? Don't ask us to contribute to something hateful-and the movement is filled with "hate"-hate for God, for Christians, for conservatives, for "the rich" for all kinds of things. OWS wants to change the Constitution, and the 99% thinks you need to change your heads/minds because you aren't thinking straight.

Funny how THIS movement seems to be based on (and started by) the very same people and ideology that tried to revolutionize "America" when the Beatles wrote this song.

[-] 1 points by hamalmang (722) from Lebanon, PA 2 years ago

Not in this version but in Revolution 1 after he says "don't you know you can count me out" he says "in"

Kind of funny in this context if you think about it...

[-] 0 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

There are something like nine different versions of the song. John Lennon was changing his political views at the time and he wasn't sure what he was "in" or "out" of.

But the man spent his life promoting PEACE, not destruction.

[-] 1 points by hamalmang (722) from Lebanon, PA 2 years ago

Yea I know. But I think that destruction could be seen as destroying the violence of a culture to replace it with peace. Maybe that was where some of the confusion in his choice of words came in.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

;-)

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[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Funny how exact those lyrics fit the protests of today

[-] 1 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

Another that fits is Marilyn Manson's "1996".

[-] 1 points by hamalmang (722) from Lebanon, PA 2 years ago

I always thought Marilyn Manson was brilliant but was never really familiar with his music so I listened to that song. When he said "I am the faggot anti pope" I started cracking up haha. I think I woke my parents up again. I think I'm drunk. Yep. It's bedtime.

[-] 1 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

He is brilliant. I've been a fan of his for years.