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Unread 09-30-2016, 04:15 AM   #1
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Revolution

This has been going on in my mind lately:

"Revolution" Lennon/McCartney 1968
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 going to make it with anyone anyhow

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

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

I was 8 years old, but remember the media (and my older siblings) blabbing ... John "sold out" to the establishment, and the establishment said it was "a ploy." But even then, I thought the lyrics kinda made sense ... though my home was not Christian by any stretch of the imagination.

Now these words make a lot of sense to me concerning the state of the American (and Canadian, too, eh?) society. Strange that John had to travel all the way to India and find hope and peace from a guru ... these were not made available to him from the church. So much for Good News almost 50 years ago ...

Peace in Jesus,

cj

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Off subject ... but I loved that song. Revolution no 9 on the white album confused me, but this one was cool.
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Unread 01-30-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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Off subject ... but I loved that song. Revolution no 9 on the white album confused me, but this one was cool.
hehe! Yeah, a bit off-topic ... unless you are saying that the white album is "Current Events."

... but I'll join you for a moment ...

I was "anti-Beatles" at the time, probably because my big sister was one of those fawning/fainting Beatles fans you see in the 60s newsreels. If anything, I liked Pink Floyd, esp. Gilmour on guitar. And I liked the lyrics/social message. Later I found (to my surprise) that there were some meaningful songs from the Beatles, and even the Rolling Stones!

Back to "Current Events," even in music, so much PC garbage, complaints-without-constructive-answers, and expression-without-comprehension. Sigh.

Cheers!
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