Epic Rock-Episode 9:The Beatles-Revolution

“Revolution” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Three versions of the song were recorded and released in 1968, all during sessions for the Beatles’ self-titled double album, also known as “the White Album”: a slow, bluesy arrangement (titled “Revolution 1”) that would make the final cut for the LP; an abstract sound collage (titled “Revolution 9”) that originated as the latter part of “Revolution 1” and appears on the same album; and the faster, hard rock version similar to “Revolution 1”, released as the B-side of “Hey Jude”. Although the single version was issued first, it was recorded several weeks after “Revolution 1”, as a remake specifically intended for release as a single.

[Intro]
Aah!

[Verse 1]
You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We’d all love to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We’d all love to change the world
[Pre-Chorus 1]
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

[Chorus]
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright?
(Don’t you know it’s gonna be) Alright
(Don’t you know it’s gonna be) Alright

[Verse 2]
You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
(Oh, shooby-doo-wah, oh, shooby-doo-wah)
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can
(Oh, shooby-doo-wah, oh, shooby-doo-wah)

[Pre-Chorus 2]
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is, brother, you have to wait

[Chorus]
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright?
(Don’t you know it’s gonna be) Alright
(Don’t you know it’s gonna be) Alright
[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3]
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all love to change your head
(Shooby-doo-wah, oh, shooby-doo-wah)
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead
(Shooby-doo-wah, oh, shooby-doo-wah)

[Pre-Chorus 3]
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

[Chorus]
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
Alright
Alright
Alright

[Outro]
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright!

sources

https://genius.com/The-beatles-revolution-lyrics

1 Comment

  1. historiebuff says:

    As relevant today. {’68 was an upheaval year. I was 21. Living a few blocks from the beach in Santa Monica and a student at  UCLA.}

    Like

Leave a Comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.