"Children Of The Revolution" as written by and Marc Bolan....
Well you can bump and grind
And it's good for your mind
Well you can twist and shout
Let it all hang out

But you won't fool the children of the revolution
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
No, no, no!

Well you can terraplane
In the fallin' rain
I drive a Rolls Royce
Cause it's good for my voice

But you won't fool the children of the revolution...


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"Children Of the Revolution" as written by Marc Bolan

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    My InterpretationApparently it was just about teenager rebellion. Or trying to encapsulate the rebellious attitude that teenagers hold.

    I always thought it was about the counterculture of the 60s but after a quick Google search it seems as if no one else has made that connection.

    I'm not the biggest TRex fan (well actually this is the only song of theirs I know) but I have always liked this song. Just because in my mind, I had it romantically linked to 60's youths challenging the orthodoxy of the establishment and (for the most part) winning.
    mpd12on July 20, 2015   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah, who saw Pete Dohertys verson on Live 8?
    fight_the_waron December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm, don't mention the Doherty version. Terrible! But anyway this song rocks! Basically what it means in the title, just sing along to it guys!
    ultimatemusicon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKick ass song (not the best lyrics though), can't stop the youth who are taking over and causing the revolution
    River Wolfon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit means smoking tons of crack with Pete backstage before his Live8 performance..Hey, has anyone seen my lighter?? I just had it a second ago but I gave it to Pete....
    heartbeats_xxxon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about glam rock poser bands. Poser bands may be even more popular than the real thing (Hence the "I drive a Rolls Royce 'Cos it's good for my voice" line"), but they only fool wannabe pre-teens ("But you won't fool The children of the revolution").

    Funnily enough, things have not changed since the seventies.
    insaneslasheron September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjbjamieblack- YUP! Love it. Totalluy agree.
    But the lyrics aren't so important to me as the actual music. Just the Dun... dun... dun-dun-dun-dun bit at the beginning is soo amazing it makes me feel all energetic.
    xbohemian_dreamer_xon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat is a very interesting thought, insaneslasher! :)
    flowertearson January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'I drive a rolls royce coz it's good for my voice'

    ...aka...look what the kids have bought me by buying my records !!
    rexliston March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always think it's taking a pop at John Lennon. He wrote "Imagine", which he claimed was a musical setting of "The Manifesto of the Communist Party", but he owned a Rolls Royce and a large mansion, neither of which fits well with the Communist system he was advocating. He also sang a cover version of "Twist and Shout" with The Beatles.

    It could also be seen as a criticism of hypocrisy in music generally.
    DavidBrownon November 20, 2011   Link

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