Into the Dungeon with evil men
The people has risen we're free again
Come out of the closet
Come out of the hole
Come out of the woodwork
Come into the fold
Rebels and fighters, a license to kill
Unite with the bandits down from the hills
Open your windows
Open your doors
Open your minds
To a freedom of thought
Raise our voices, raise our flag
Smash the symbols of the life never had
Long live the symbols
Long live the scheme
Long live our hopes
Long live the dream
Dance in the streets at the carnival
Celebrate the victory now
Drink the wine from the rich man's cask
This revolution won't be the last

Lyrics submitted by punker87

Viva la Revolution Lyrics as written by Melvin Leroy Ellis Keith Warren

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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    the adicts sent out a very good messege in this is time to rise up! Reform! there needs to be some change!! VIVA LA REVOLUTION
    GypsyRoseon February 13, 2007   Link
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    you havn't lived until you've seen them live and they played this song. The pit gets crazy!!!
    ronjonNOFXon June 12, 2003   Link
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    i didn't really like this song till my friend told me to dload it listen to it so we can cover it... i don't really like the adicts but this song is catchy ~Rock -Robert
    oldskoolpunker23on April 15, 2004   Link
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    this song has no real historical or life meaning and for the adicts is very out of character. but this song is great to dance in the pit to and nothing beats seeing them live it is always a life changing experiance
    ihaveyourkidon January 23, 2006   Link
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    **i think anything by the adicts is awesome even if its pointless and weird.♥**
    LoniBurgeron October 09, 2006   Link
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    I am pretty sure they are just telling us to embrace revolution... nothing too complicated, but there is a meaning...
    cyber_sonicon October 18, 2006   Link
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    Cool song and I agree with Cyber sonic but why do people have to submit songs in such a fucking mess?
    ndocon February 10, 2007   Link
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    Well the title pretty much sums it up! Definitely one of their best!!
    Ravenrocker2287on May 22, 2007   Link
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    You've all comprehensively missed the point. Read the last line, then read Animal Farm, and explain in 100 words or less what happens at the end of a revolution.
    Regos the Saneon June 15, 2008   Link
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    in an interview they asked Monkey what the meaning behind the song was and his response was like all the freedom and partying one feels when they rise up in a revolution but eventally all the hype will die out but with the song he wanted to stay at that climax during the revolution when everyone is happy!. hence... VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!
    Bowieeon April 06, 2011   Link

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