"Revolution Man" as written by Bryan Wayne Scott and Patrick P. Kennison....
On more time and you'll be
Dead
At least I think that's what
They said
Forty days won't break a man
It was a bullet in his head

There's something in the
Something in the way you were
The pain so wrong my friend
Revolution, revolution man
Imagine all the people

On more time and you'll be
Dead
At least I think that's what
They said
Forty days won't break a man
It was a bullet in his head

Listen while I load my gun
He said to me
Something bout a chosen one
It's comin' back to me
Watch him while I taste the
Sun
He said to me
Something bout a chosen one
You'll never be

One last time for your medicine
Swallow hard and take it in
Lucy's in the sky again
Trippin' on her diamonds


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"Revolution Man" as written by Patrick P. Kennison Bryan Wayne Scott

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    General Commentgood song
    vortecs10on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinately the absolute best song on their debut albumn, The Union Underground writes another song of a wasted life.
    aceticaon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe that noone knows the true meaning of this song. It is about the god of music John Lennon!

    Example lyrics: It was a bullet in his head, Imagine all the people, Lucy's in the sky again trippin' on her diamonds.

    Also the song is called Revolution man, as in the Beatles song written by Lennon "Revolution"
    Les_Paulon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnd you know the true meaning of the song how? or is that just your opinion? Anyway, since this is my favorite song by UU, I must post something. It seems to me that the song is about a person who's wasted their life away doin drugs (most of Union Underground's songs seem to be about drugs, abuse and addiction). The "One more time and you'll be dead" may mean that if the person takes the drug again he'll either be dead in the literal sense or dead as in they'll never be able to break out of it and will always be of no value to the world. The chorus is kinda weird and I haven't been able to make a connection to most of it, but I think the "Listen while I load my gun" lyric is saying that the person may know that if he does that one more time he'll "die" but either ignores it or doesn't realize what it is. The last verse seems to say that the person did do whatever it was again and is therefore "dead", hence "Lucy's in the sky again". Thats what I picked up, could be wrong
    TitoP1mpon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAll this crap about this beatle and that beatle better end right now. He has "Lucy's in the sky..." in there because it's easy to follow and it is creative, not because Lennon's giving us an Education in Rebellion. Anyway... this is definitely my favorite song by the Union.
    zargon150on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think it's about the guy who killed John Lennon:
    "Listen while I load my gun
    He said to me" - Sorta self-explanatory. Lennon's killer pulling his gun.
    "Something 'bout a chosen one
    It's comin' back to me" - Lennon being one of the most influential musicians ever, chosen one.
    "Watch him while I taste the sun" - Not sure about this one, I'm thinking that Lennon is high.
    "He said to me
    Something 'bout a chosen one
    You'll never be" - Through ending Lennon's life, he took away the chosen one.

    "Forty days won't break a man
    It was a bullet in his head" - Comparing Lennon to Jesus. I think he's saying that Lennon was the biggest rock star in the world, and his lifestyle didn't kill him. Instead, a bullet did.

    In my opinion, Revolution Man refers to Lennon's killer. And I saw an interview with UU's singer about 4 years ago and he said it was about Lennon, but I can't remember exactly what he said. So this is my theory...
    jc6mdon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think this song has something to do w/ Lennon also-- mainly because of "Lucy's in the sky again, trippin on her diamonds" and also a quote from Imagine: "Imagine all the people". When I first heard this song, I noticed that quote from Imagine and found it curious and now I really do think it has to do w/ Lennon but I think it might be talking about other things too-- like Jesus and stuff.
    LittleSister26on July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyouve got to be retarded to not know that this whole song was refferring to john lennon.(ex)

    forty days wont break a man *john lennon died at age 40*

    imagine all the people *obvious refference to his most popular song*

    lucy in the sky again, tripping on her dimonds *once again an obvious refference to lucy in the sky*
    WorkingClassGuitaron December 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfavorite song on the cd here...

    it seems like he's tryin to put a texas spin on the lennon shooting...

    its such a unique perspective to write about....through the eyes of pure evil.
    malleyon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRage against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
    samwaltonon August 03, 2007   Link

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