"Revolution" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
So tell me family now what do you think?
Watch it all go down the great big sink.
Watch how the scum it rises to the top.
Don't you wonder when it's all gonna stop?
Sometimes I wonder how we do sleep,
Serving the dodgy companies we keep.
All kicking and scrounging for the very first place,
Dictionary definition of a rat race.
Pay off those losers we elect to lead,
Stealing from the mouths that we're meant to feed.
Enslaving the very clothes upon my back,
I feel the sting but I hear no crack, no crack, I'm saying

Running through the fire, running through the flame,
Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,
Running through the hopelessness and shame,
Revolution already underway.

Big Heavy Pirates man digging those holes,
Messing with something that they can't control.
Trespassing lands where they don't belong,
All I hear is screaming where there once were songs.
I got my brothers there fighting those wars,
Fighting over scraps and scraping their souls.
Under a blanket of a fire and pride
That can't keep us warm for the cold inside,
Inside, I'm saying

Running through the fire, running through the flame,
Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,
Running through the hopelessness and shame,
Revolution already underway.

So tell me when you think we're gonna rise?
Wake from this slumber wipe the tears from our eyes?
Yes from this nightmare yes I must now wake,
Open my fist my destiny I take !
Good people sick and tired of being pushed around,
We call them kings but I see no crown.
Tell me when you think we'll just stand up,
Say enough is enough is enough,enough I'm saying

Running through the fire, running through the flame,
Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,
Running through the hopelessness and shame,
Revolution already underway.

Take back your feet, take back your hands.
Take back your words, take back your lands.
Take back your heart, take back your pride.
Don't got to run, don't got to hide.
Revolution.


Lyrics submitted by sumci

"Revolution" as written by Ivan Khatchoyan Candice Monique Butler

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    Song MeaningI think this song is about the constant revolution of the world were living in right now. In his own words, "the way i live with the word revolution is that it's like evolution, you cant always see it happening but its always taking place...there's not going to be one epiphany of a day were everything is revolved and all the politicians stop lying...were all part of it and its whether your part of the revolution and if your trying to make a change or not." He's basically reflecting on how bad our contemporary society and how we have to build it back up again. what do you think? comments please........:) x
    jackassfewon January 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think you're pretty spot on, jack!
    Similarly, it's about people revolting against corrupt society ("pay off those losers we elect to lead") and when he says "Tell me when you think we'll just stand up? Say enough is enough is enough" - he's saying, when will we stop sweeping it under the carpet, when we will we stand up for our rights as civilians, and stop these leaders from ruling us which way they please?

    Powerful messages. One thing I love about JBT, is that they aren't afraid to speak their minds.
    60_miles_an_houron February 15, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about mining companies and the government being greedy by destroying aboriginal land and the environment.
    Jewelsruleson October 08, 2015   Link

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