"Lovers' Revolution" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
I came to you, and you to me
And we were tapping on the window of the children when the piggy-bank broke
Pitching quite a fifth
But how the makers of the medicine will always say you're looking sick

I came to you, and you to me
And we would wear up to the women washing in the form of white gloves
But the funny thing was how in in god and
His people were dreaming about the wilds to leave
And all the fingers that we damaged when all we wanted was a diamond ring

I came to you (I came to you) , and you to me (and you to me)
And we were barking at the drug dogs, blood-dried-black on their hands
Never realized,
You never tussle with a giant till you can hit him right between the eyes
That no matter how we chose 'em we'll be chocking on the compromised
'Cause all the jaws, all the claws, they're restless by the riverside
And it was a muscle and a shadow that was shoving us into the light

I came to you, and you to me
And we were snatching out a poor baby's bottle just to trade it for change
But now it's come to pass
The every eye beneath the mountains saw the smoke and no one heard the blast
And no one knew the arm was broken, tho everybody signed the cast
Until the compliment was good she said man I thought you'd never ask
And when the world wore out their welcome they just booked up for a bag of grass
But when she cried on the grounds we were sucking all the laughing gas
And when the hat had left the body not a flag was hanging on us

I came to you, and you to me
And then we lost our own lovers revolution but then it all started again
Now we're one

One of the parade wailing widows walking home into the setting sun
One of the soldiers lost, and then dreams and never lose their gun
One of the wise-men wondered onto the podium without a tongue
One of the trophies' corners by the mess we made of being young
One of the wrayers, one of the promises swallowed without chewing gum
One of the deaf ear's dumber all of the time for all the years of drums
One of the wide-eyed soap boxes buried under washing time
One of the bee-cops combing every sidewalk-crack for love
One of the crowded stars uncounted when the math was done
One of the weather in the garden left to wonder when the rain will come


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"Lovers' Revolution" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    TranslationI couldn't make out some of the lyrics, still can't. It's not "wimper" as it sounds as if it starts w/ a R. And he definitely is saying "they wrestle us by the riverside." And finally, can't make out what he says after trophy's. May have to wait for the official lyrics.

    But I we think have most of it now.

    I just love this song. Seems like a much angrier Beam but he does jazz very well.
    rockisgroovyon February 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentCorrections, going by what I heard:

    I came to you and you to me
    And we were tapping on the window at the children when the piggy bank broke
    Pitching quite a fit
    'Bout how the makers of the medicine will always say you're looking sick

    I came to you and you to me
    And we would wimper to the women (washing milk?) above their former white clothes
    But the funny thing
    Is how when God was with his people we were dreaming bout who else to be
    And all the fingers that we damaged when all we wanted was a diamond ring

    I came to you and you to me
    And we were barking at the drug dogs blood dried black on their hands
    And never realized
    You never tussle with a giant til you can hit him right between the eyes
    That no matter how we chewed it we'd be choking on a compromise
    'Cause all the jaws all the claws lay restless by the river side
    And it was a muscle and a shadow that was shoving us into the light

    I came to you and you to me
    And we were scratching at a poor baby's bottle just to trade it for change
    And now it's come to pass
    That every eye beneath a mountain saw the smoke but no one heard the blast
    That no one knew the arm was broken although everybody signed the cast
    Until the government was good she said, "Man, I thought you'd never ask"
    And when love wore out her welcome they just booked her for a bag of grass
    And while she cried on the cross we were sucking all the laughing gas
    And when the head had left the body not a flag was hanging half mast

    [instrumental break]

    (I came to you) (I came to you)

    I came to you and you to me
    And then we lost our own lovers' revolution but it started again
    Now we're one

    One of the parade waned widows walking home into the setting sun
    One of the soldier's lost, in their dreams they never lose the gun
    One of the wise men wandering the podium without a tongue
    One of the trophy's (taught us?) by the mess we made of being young
    One of the prayers one of the promises swallowed with our chewing gum
    One of the deaf ear's dumber all the time for all the years of drums
    One of the the wide eyed soap-boxers buried under washington
    One of the beat cops combing every sidewalk crack for love
    One of the crowded stars uncounted when the bag was done
    One of the withered and the guarded love to wonder when the rain will come
    coolcroweon January 31, 2013   Link

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