Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Hey, I'm dancing down the streets
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Oh, ain't it amazing all the people I meet?
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
One generation got old
One generation got soul
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey, now it's time for you and me
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Hey, come on now we're marching to the sea
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Who will take it from you, we will and who are we?
Well, we are volunteers of America (volunteers of America)
Volunteers of America (volunteers of America)
I've got a revolution
Got a revolution

Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Hey, I'm dancing down the streets
Got a revolution (got to revolution)
Oh, ain't it amazing all the people I meet?
Got a revolution, oh-oh
We are volunteers of America
Yeah, we are volunteers of America
We are volunteers of America (volunteers of America)
Volunteers of America (volunteers of America)


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Volunteers Lyrics as written by Paul Kantner Marty Balin

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    I am proud to say that I attended woodstock and DO remember this song well. It is about the coming revolution of the then 1960's. Government was then somewhat afraid of what the generation of that time would do as it related to the war in Nam, the political climate and the out spoken youth. I attended a couple of demonstrations at Columbia University in New York. The other group the government feared at that time was the weatherman. If not familiar, look them up.

    bill9935on April 21, 2010   Link
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    One generation got old One generation got SOLD This generation got no destination to hold

    Mrs.Molkoon February 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    The anthem of a generation

    matt177on January 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    came to the same conclusion, but it would be nice to see some more textwork

    esellolon March 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    i jsut love this song but then again i love all the revolution/peace songs they all have the same meaning

    THE WHO 191on December 26, 2006   Link
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    I think "volunteers" also means that there are many ways to serve your country beyond serving in the military. This makes the song both a protest of the draft and a taking back of patriotism.

    Smokleron February 26, 2007   Link
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    I don't believe it's talking about the people being drafted, I believe it's talking about the revolutionaries, those demonstrating in anti-Vietnam war, peace marches, and the like.

    ilovetorunon July 16, 2007   Link
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    When they sing of "volunteers of America", is there a specific group they are refering to?

    SmokeyJon May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    They're talking about the people being drafted. The whole song is a protest song against the draft.

    pepsitrayon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    The only thing or goal, in my life is to start a revolution. my generation needs to do it, history tends to repeat itself, and maybe my generation will get it right this time.

    audioslave48195on July 20, 2007   Link

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