"Revolution Calling" as written by Michael Francis Wilton and Geoffery W Tate....
For a price I'd do about anything
Except pull the trigger
For that I'd need a pretty good cause
Then I heard of Dr. X
The man with the cure
Just watch the television
Yeah, you'll see there's something going on

Got no love for politicians
Or that crazy scene in D.C.
It's just a power mad town
But the time is ripe for changes
There's a growing feeling
That taking a chance on a new kind of vision is due

I used to trust the media
To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
But now I've seen the payoffs
Everywhere I look
Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Revolution calling you
There's a revolution calling
Revolution calling
Gotta make a change
Gotta push, gotta push it on through

Well, I'm tired of all this bullshit
They keep selling me on T.V.
About the communist plan
And all the shady preachers
Begging for my cash
Swiss bank accounts while giving their secretaries the slam

They're all in Penthouse now
Or Playboy magazine, million dollar stories to tell
I guess Warhol wasn't wrong
Fame fifteen minutes long
Everyone's using everybody, making the sale

I used to think
That only America's way, way was right
But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives
Gotta make a million, doesn't matter who dies

Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Revolution calling you
There's a revolution calling
Revolution calling
Gotta make a change
Gotta push, gotta push it on through

I used to trust the media
To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
But now I've seen the payoffs
Everywhere I look
Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Revolution calling you
There's a revolution calling
Revolution calling
Gotta make a change
Gotta push, gotta push it on through

Revolution calling
Revolution calling
Revolution calling you
There's a revolution calling
Revolution calling
Gotta make a change
Gotta push, gotta push it on through

There's something going on
There's a revolution, there's a revolution, there's a revolution


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"Revolution Calling" as written by Michael Wilton Geoff Tate

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    General CommentI used to think
    That only America's way, way was right
    But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives
    Gotta make a million doesn't matter who dies

    ^ that has to be the greatest verse in any song i've ever heard. I agree with it 100%, all America cares about is making money, they do not care about anyone, or killing anyone, even though the politicians say they do. Like the war going on right now in Iraq, the COUNTRY is losing LOTS of money, but some certain people are making MILLIONS..America is not as innocent as we claim to be.
    BodomsChild89on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song actually fits into the story told in the Operation: Mindcrime album. BodomsChild is not far off though, since this song also doubles as social commentary. Even though it's been 20 years (I think) since the album has been released, the song is still incredibly relevant. Hell, just change the word "Communist" to "Islamist" and it's completely relevant to today's world.
    Mikeofreakon May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, well how does that to relate to the story?

    I think of it as Nicki is just some lost teenaged kid, kinda not having anything going for him, and he hears for this Dr.X guy who is starting a huge anarchic revolution, and Nicki thins he has all the answers; "but the time is ripe for changes, there's a growing feeling that taking a chance on a new kind of vision is due." He wants to be involved in this because he believes in it.

    And I agree, the lyrics in this song are golden. Really relevent to what we are facing today, and I think they're timeless in the sence that the war now is a paradox.
    Bank Robberon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBank Robber's right.The whole album tells the story of these characters,in this case Nicki,who's watching all these events on tv,and becomes disillusioned with the American system.He meets up with Doctor X who easilly manipulates him and brainwashes him into joining his cause.The story goes on from there and there is much more to it.But this song here in paticular is very relevant even to this day.I also like the referance to Jessica Hahn's Playboy interview where she claims she was molested by Reverand Jim Baker.
    tyranny_soulson February 08, 2009   Link

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