Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution Lyrics

Don’t you know, were talkin’ about a revolution that sounds (like a whisper)
Don’t you know, were talkin’ about a revolution that 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

Don’t you know, were talkin’ about a revolution that sounds (like a whisper)
Poor people gonna rise up, and get their share
Poor people gonna rise up, and take what’s theirs

Don’t you know ya better run run run run run run run run run run run run
Oh, I said ya better run run run run run run run run run run run run

‘Cos finally the tables are starting to turn, talkin’ bout a revolution
Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn, talkin’ bout a revolution
Oh no, talkin’ bout a revolution
Oh, 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

Don’t you know, were talkin’ about a revolution that sounds (like a whisper)

And finally the tables are starting to turn, talkin’ bout a revolution
Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn, talkin’ bout a revolution

Oh no, talkin’ bout a revolution
Oh no, talkin’ bout a revolution
Oh no
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wow! 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

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This is a communist marxist song. This song talks about how the wealthy class expropiate the wealth created by the working class. So the oppressed exploited workers, after an objective revolutionary situation around the year 2016, and when most american workers will be conscious about how capitalism is a legalized robbery of their wealth will rise up, organize into communist marxist-leninist parties. Overthrow the bourgeoise dictatorship, and replace it with a dictatorship of the proletariat.

Here is the definition of DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT from Wikipedia: In Marxist socio-political thought, the dictatorship of the proletariat refers to a state in which the proletariat, or the working class, has control of political power. The term, coined by Joseph Weydemeyer, was adopted by the founders of Marxism, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, in the 19th century. In Marxist theory, the dictatorship of the proletariat is the intermediate system between capitalism and communism, when the government is in the process of changing the means of ownership from privatism to collective ownership.

Both Marx and Engels argued that the short-lived Paris Commune, which ran the French capital for over two months before being repressed, was an example of the dictatorship of the proletariat. According to Marxist theory, the existence of any government implies the dictatorship of a social class over another, so each government is necessarily a dictatorship of the proletariat or of the bourgeoisie. The word dictatorship is thus not used in its standard meaning, but simply refers to political power residing in the hands of one class or the other.

"Dictatorship does not necessarily mean the abolition of democracy for the class that exercises the dictatorship over other classes; but it does mean the abolition of democracy (or very material restriction, which is also a form of abolition) of democracy for the class over which, or against which, the dictatorship is exercised." -Vladimir Lenin

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@MarxistChavizta Yes, because this has always worked so well in the past!

Free markets will always be the best way to maximize prosperity, freedom and happiness for rich and poor alike.

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The triumph of poor and destitutes against all odds in the BIG BAD World.

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I used to think this was about the 'revolution' for poor people etc. but now I actually believe it's about apathy! There just talkin about it while putting up with the same old thing!

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A very idealistic song about the triumph of the poor, maybe those underpaid people who finally sense some justice. Very impractical idea but hey that's what makes tracy so speacial,eh?

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I disagree. I think it's a very pratical thing. The working class needs to rise up and take their fair share of the wealth they produce. I'm glad to see this song confirming that.

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I'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.

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It's about how hard it is to change the way things are and break the cycle. They want a revolution but it sounds like a whisper because no one listens or hears. And it is hard to take action when all your time is "wasted in the unemployment lines." So to Pauly, it's not about apathy. The song has passion and a true desire to change things, even if it is against the odds. And at the end it takes a turn for the hopeful side.

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Tracy composed this song.

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i love this song. it's amazing. poor people gonna rise up! yes yes yes they are!

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