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Revolution Lyrics

Artist: The Beatles
Album: The White Album

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
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
Comments/Interpretations
by Sarah on 5/19/2008 6:00pm
this is the best song in the world go beatles!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by jack on 5/23/2008 6:19pm
its totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by skyler on 5/24/2008 5:34pm
this song is so awesome! The Beatles rule!
by Aki on 5/27/2008 8:45am
I really like the Beatles, and their songs are always really awesome and have great messages!!
by Jey on 5/28/2008 3:20pm
it's my favourite song(L)
by Alec on 5/28/2008 4:49pm
THis song rocks
by Emily on 6/6/2008 5:09pm
Like hundreds of other people, i have found that this song has touched me eternal souullll!!!! i loved how they influenced the sixties and how Jim surges recreated it so magnificently!!!!!!!
by tt.. on 6/27/2008 4:13pm
i totally agree with emily!!!.. this song is awesome!! the beatles are the best!.. and jim sturgess does it great!!
by jcf on 7/8/2008 12:53pm
i think it's good but while my guitar gently weeps is better
by jenny on 7/13/2008 9:03am
i love this song but i love the beatles more!:)go beatles
by roger on 7/25/2008 8:29am
though there is very good music
out there..nothing comes close
to the beatles..ever..in any way
Roger
by billy on 7/26/2008 9:30pm
you all have chodes
by Kelly on 8/16/2008 1:23am
All We Need Is Love
by Ashley on 9/16/2008 11:23am
I love this song because it's so applicable to the here and now as well as then. It's a revolutionary song in itself. A massive amount of emotion and personal effort went into it and it shows.
by Rachael on 9/17/2008 5:03pm
I agree with everyone! This is the first time i've heard this song and I actually cried lol! Pure genius!!
by jim on 9/21/2008 3:09pm
this song blows its the worst song in the world
by T on 10/30/2008 3:50pm
I can't say I agree with Jim. This song ROCKS!!!
by mari sp on 11/3/2008 9:54am
if you dont like beatles what are you doing here jim? it is the best band in the world
by EMG,Hannah,Noah+Jordan on 11/12/2008 5:32pm
i luv this song!!!!! but then again evryone standin' behind me while im typin' loves all the othrs!!! across the universe is a awesum movie!!!!
by ditsy on 11/20/2008 7:24pm
this is the most bestist awesomeest greatest song in the whole entire universe it rocks my socks Yeah... <3<3<3
by Jaya on 12/2/2008 12:48am
It's a pity that the world is so rotten... In QLD, S7 Fluorosilica has been added to our beautiful clean water for the first time. This is a henious act.

The Beatles song will be used as our theme song, in the fight to right - the restoration of our water, back to the people, not owned and controlled by the STATE OF QLD government. It's a sad day that brings control of the masses, by mass forced fluoridation.

'Revolution' lyrics are spot on for our battle..... ! Love the Beatles.

by Marysixtyfour on 12/6/2008 2:43pm
fantasticccccc!!!!! Paul rockssss!!!!!!
by cie on 12/27/2008 3:59am
best song ever!
by KATE JAYEN on 1/10/2009 3:15pm
THIS SONG ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by steve on 3/15/2009 7:39pm
yall like that ghetto booty
by JT on 3/27/2009 9:16pm
like everyone says its a awsome song, but the beatles were a mastermind when it came to writing songs i havn't ever meet one person, even if they don't like the beatles, who doesn't like at least one of there song i personaly love em all =)
by LenMac on 4/24/2009 9:45am
Hey Marysixtyfour-
Paul had absolutely nothing to do with "Revolution" other than he was in the band.
by B**** Please on 4/27/2009 9:13pm
Ill make it short because b**** im talking to my niggas. I LOVE THE BEATLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by B$$$$ T$ts on 5/14/2009 8:06pm
Beatles are the men. They threw it down.
B$$$$ I'm T.I.
by b on 5/18/2009 8:14pm
The beatles are amazing but my jerk friend says that noone likes the beatles
by Brian on 5/28/2009 7:45am
Man this song is awesome!!!
by m###################3 on 8/11/2009 3:29am
this is a great song
by Johnny on 8/28/2009 4:25pm
Revolution? Change the Constitution? There is non so blind as he who will not see.
by Dennis on 8/29/2009 9:13am
Johnny got it right. Can't you idiots see what's in front of your face. The Beetle's knew it then and Obama knows it now. wake up America!!!!!
by Steven on 10/6/2009 9:23pm
This song is decades old,
yet it is so fitting with what is going on right now in America. The line, "But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao/
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow," I liken to those who call the
President a Nazi and carry pictures of
him as Hitler. Even if those people were saying something that made sense,
the name calling makes the world not hear anything else they might have to
say.

I've always loved this song. Classic Chuck Berry chords electrified. Was
just playing it, and came here to read
the lyrics--even though I've known them
since I was kid. Lennon wrote this one
by himself. And what an effort....
by zz top on 10/19/2009 3:27pm
change brother to sister, and you have the womens revolution, which has been going on centuries and is still alive and well worldwide.

go sisters
by kaitlyn on 10/28/2009 9:29pm
this is a really great and one of many great song that beatles sing
by Erin on 11/5/2009 8:36pm
beetles rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Jason on 11/21/2009 1:36pm
The song was inspired by the Vietnam War and the student movements around the world in 1968. In The Beatles song "Revolution", has a reference to Mao in the lyrics, "But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, they ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow", this means that many radicals like Lula, Che, Felipe Calderón, and Díaz Ordaz, carrying pictures of Mao, and they dig against communism.
by randy on 2/16/2010 9:14pm
i love john george paul and ringo
their the best
by TJ on 3/21/2010 7:08pm
Has anyone noticed that this song is basically an anti-violence, anti-Marxist/anti-Communist song. That's what makes it outstanding! It seems that those from the '60s who are in charge now within the Congress have strayed to the far left, which is something that this song tells people NOT to do.
by jesus fook on 5/1/2010 4:31pm
who is the beatles
by bob on 5/6/2010 4:29pm
i like pizza
by annie girl on 9/1/2010 3:32pm
BEATLES ROCK!!!!!

ITS GONNA BE ALRIGHT!!!~A~
by Eric the Green on 11/29/2010 4:15pm
This song is great, and it inspired an even greater one; the best of all time: The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again
by by LYKA on 1/04/11 4:22 on 1/4/2011 2:23am
this song is great,awesome,and wonderful
by David Roell on 1/4/2011 4:21pm
Sarah Palin: take heed and put done your self-portrait
by Andrew Swanson on 3/9/2011 12:38pm
You forgot the question mark on the part where it says, "Don't you know that you can count me out?"
by Jacob on 3/16/2011 12:56pm
Yall are all creepy
by Jmaster on 3/16/2011 1:09pm
hahahaha what about cheese?
by chris on 4/13/2011 7:01pm
viva le beatles
by spencer on 4/20/2011 11:58am
I know the Beatles revolutionized music. But they are terrible. There's no musicality or anything. Tone sucks
by neetisha on 5/10/2011 12:05am
this is a song which inspires even a junkie to work in the right direction...
by mitz on 6/5/2011 11:52am
beatles are awesome... Touchd heart
by Donnie on 8/20/2011 3:46am
Tha beatles were and are an amazing group anyone says dif. Is a freakin idiot an doesnt really know good music when they hear it!!
by Wes on 8/31/2011 12:47pm
Awsomeness

that what that is
by Ellie on 10/31/2011 10:34am
Finally the truth about this song is discovered. It is AGAINST violence and FOR the Constitution and God. We need this song now more than ever. John speaks from the grave... (and his wife should be listening!)
by Bruce on 11/3/2011 2:01am
You got that right Ellie. And the occupy group should also read and understand the song.
by Robert on 11/19/2011 12:43pm
Ellie you are absolutely right the song while not condemning revolution does point out that violent and communism are not roads to change but destruction.
by RANDOM GUY on 12/7/2011 7:04pm
Beatles are ok!
by casey 1956 on 12/17/2011 4:21pm
This song was written in 1972 and
represents what is going on in the
world today.The Beatles were way
ahead of their time and John Lennon
was true visionary that we lost way
too soon.
by Tony on 1/13/2012 4:49pm
We need this song now with the elections and the Occupy Movement. Please, someone, bring out a boombox or start singing it to these people.
by MSHS Mrs. Strobeck's World History on 1/31/2012 11:17am
Great way to introduce conflict!
by La La on 3/9/2012 2:08pm
beatles. i like you!!! h...hahahaha
by MuSiC.lOvErZ!!! on 3/15/2012 9:39am
LoVe ThIs SoNg!!!:)
by EJM on 3/30/2012 10:01am
absolutly love this song...plan on singing it for school talent show just cause itz AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
by Cat on 4/2/2012 2:14pm
I love the beatles!! Music isn't music anymore=( I wish bands would play real music like the beatles!
by Maverick on 4/27/2012 7:56am
I hate music!
I have to analyze this song for my AP US History class. Like this song is going to be on the exam!
by jason on 5/30/2012 2:40pm
i have to create a song based on this song for world history.
by Gypsy 23 on 6/2/2012 10:00am
Loved that lyric so much...its more than lyric..great lines from hollybook!
by waz uppppppp on 6/7/2012 3:04pm
the is communist
by Ned on 7/18/2012 9:38am
Lennon was telling the people of the United States you had better think twice about changing our Constitution and not to go with a nut like Mao.
Obama is Mao recreated we have to vote him out before its to late!
by Rhonda Siegers on 7/18/2012 4:54pm
Did we ever know that Bill Ayres and the, "weather underground" and black panthers and all the other radicals of the time of the 60's went to Lennon to get him on board to take down America and riot because they were the most influential music group in the world and instead of going along with it, he told them he would have to think about it and then proceeded to write this song...it was the END of the radical movement as Lennon in his lyrics tells his feelings and Bill Ayres must have been livid when this came out....Ever wonder now about the assassination of Lennon???????
by Ann Bickel on 7/28/2012 7:58am
The link between Lennon's assassination following the "Revolution" song lyrics' answer to Bill Ayres is quite thought-provoking. Just doesn't seem like a coincidence. Wonder whether the authorities would at least take another look at that?
by Twinkle Toes on 1/14/2013 7:25am
What killed Lennon was a ratbag country; full of guns, & nuts, & gun-nuts...& it's worse now than it was then!
by R on 2/28/2013 10:50am
In response to Ann's comment, Lennon was faced with the same agenda that the Democrat advance now and this ong is the response.

In response to Twinkle toes, a country full of guns was the founders' intent to be a deterrent to any and all oppressors foreign and domestic. Trust that gun bans are always sitting in a drawer waiting for the right "crisis" to sell them to the American people. I never trust those who advocate the bans. They say they'll change the constitution. The Constitution's Bill of rights says the right to keep & bear arms shall not be infringed.
by Nomad on 8/31/2013 1:38pm
The Beatles are over-rated.
This song is the typical pacifist nonsense I would expect from john Lenin. "Free your mind instead" Sure. let's free our minds and ignore that thousands are living and dying on our streets while there are more than enough empty buildings to house them. People go without food when warehouses of grain and other crops are hoarded and destroyed to drive up prices.
iut its not the institution. Oh no, just free your mind. Fuckin hippies.
by sf ward on 2/3/2014 1:09pm
I just wanted to know who was playing the piano.
by Oakland Gang on 4/29/2014 4:47am
I dont hate their ideas or lyrics, but they sound awful,their lyrics always have meaning but the sound is a piece of crap


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