"Soft Revolution" as written by and Christopher Seligman Evan Cranley....
We are here to save your life
The fool, the drunk, the child and his wife
We won't let the sun go down
We gonna chase the demons out of town
Singing when you feel alone
Backwards through the megaphone
Singing to the ones you love
And the ones you'd like to be rid of.

We are here to take the blame
To take the taunts and if the shame
We are here to make you feel
It terrifies you, but it's real
It will keep you up all night
And in the flood of the morning light
Spilling out across your room
You say the words will get there soon

The revolution wasn't bad
We hit the streets with all we had
A tape recording with the sound
Of the Velvet Underground
A K-Way jacket torn to shreds
And a dream inside our heads
And after changing everything
They couldn't tell we couldn't sing
After changing everything
They couldn't tell we couldn't sing
They couldn't tell we couldn't sing
And that changes everything.

Lyrics submitted by geekusa

"Soft Revolution" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentMay I be be evocative of something: You don't talk about Fight Club.
    Ocean Soulon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti saw the video that came with In Our Bedroom After The War and in it he said "the OLD world underground" being a shout-out to fellow Canadian indie band Metric with their album "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?"

    i got excited when i heard that reference, with Metric being my favourite band ever and all : )
    dustybreezeon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits a music revolution. the music is coming to save you. im not sure on the details... so i wish there was more feed back on this song.

    i think this song is amazing... both conceptually and musically. soo good.
    ohpioneeron August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite Stars song of all time. I love the soft....fast paced hush of this guys voice. And at the end when the music stops and he leads into the last verse.

    The_Variableon December 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the end I actually think that me be the subtle meaning of this hushed song. "Soft Revolution" the way he sings the song doesn't require you to be a great singer and it still sounds damn damn good. "And after changing everything, they couldn't tell, we couldn't sing"
    The_Variableon December 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about the Velvet Revolution the Czechoslovakia that ended communist rule in 1989. According to urban legend said that the name came not only from the fact that it was bloodless, but because many of its organizers were artists who passed around contraband tapes of the Velvet Underground to one another. Listening to subversive western music and filled with idealism, the youth culture forced a totalitarian state to its knees. It’s a fun myth, and based upon what I know of Stars it would fit perfectly into their delusions of revolutionary grandeur.

    Canadians are SO cute.
    Ukobachon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about a revolution of love, to free people from their inner demons
    this is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard. considering the music for sure, and lyrically, if my interpretation is right, too.
    Ocean Soulon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had always believed this song to be about the transition in ideals that comes with growing up. In the beginning of the song, the lyrics are confident and powerful: the narrator has a mission. To me, this represents exactly what every young person thinks: that they can and will change the world.

    If the first part of the song is about youth, then I believe the gorgeous last lines are about growing older and coming to terms with what your revolution really was. The narrator doesn't sound regretful--but he does admit that "it wasn't bad", as opposed to "we totally won." (Which, granted wouldn't sound as good.) He now realizes that he was young and idealistic, that maybe the revolution wasn't as greaat as he had thought.

    I had heard theories about the song being about the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia too, Ukobach. However, I saw Stars in concert last night and they did a word change which baffled me (and others in the audience): instead of singing "Velvet underground," they sang "Digital underground." Maybe because it's more modern? Or maybe just because they felt like it? Either way, great song, and they are EXCELLENT live.
    Pomaceouson February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful song; I agree with ohpioneer's idea that it's about music saving you, but that's just me.
    xbreakingheartsxon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPomaceous-
    I'm definitely agreeing with your thoughts. As a sort of side note, you may in fact know this, the Digital Underground was a alt-rap group of sorts in the early nineties, which most people would probably know either by the famous Humpty Hump character or for the fact that they were largely responsible for the early career of Tupac. What it has to with this song is beyond me.
    vladimir_minchon August 14, 2006   Link

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