"Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
Don't you know
They're talkin' bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Don't you know
They're talkin' about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
While they're standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what's theirs

Don't you know
You better run, run, run
Oh I said you better
Run, run, run

Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin' bout a revolution

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"Talkin' Bout a Revolution" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General Commentwow! no comments! one of my fav songs ever! showing how things are changing now a' days! a revolution in our economical structure 'Poor people gonna rise up, and get their share'......wow
    Morticon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think the original version of this song is by Billy Bragg, or so I've heard. I have to admit though, Tracy pulls it off with both finesse and style. This song is amazing vocally and musically.
    mrs_chainsawon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTracy composed this song.
    BoyNamedSue74on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it's amazing. poor people gonna rise up! yes yes yes they are!
    cupcake5on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentonce again tracy demonstrates power without seeming like a bully. this is one of my favorites
    annaSon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't exactly about the song, but about the artist, I was dumbfounded after seeing how she sung live, she doesn't need voice editing, her voice was incredible!
    Chraeson November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah great song
    Tracy makes true,valuable and meaningful music
    strangegirl7658on July 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"once again tracy demonstrates power without seeming like a bully. this is one of my favorites"

    annaS I completely agree, a lot of power, yet she isnt screaming or anything she's simply using the music, the lyrics, and her incredible voice all together to create a lot of power!

    this is also one of my favorite Tracy Chapman songs.
    Sinkinrubberduckon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing! Im just glad they didnt play this at president obamas inauguration. And I like president obama, but This song is meant for the people!
    One day, this will be an anthem for people! Maybe not now, or in 50 years, but one day!
    I know that sounds cheesy and cliche' and dramatic, but this song fills me with so much hope, its insane, how good you feel after listneing to this song!
    Dontwealldigmusicon September 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment I agree, I listened to this song an felt great after listening to it, just the tone an melody of the song made me smile an d that was even before i listened to the lyrics properly. I played the song again an really listened to the lyrics, Brilliant song!
    JandKon October 11, 2010   Link

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