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Revolution 1

Lyrics

[Ah, take 2. OK!]

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
full lyrics
[Ah, take 2. OK!]

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
full lyrics

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
demanding instrumental part writing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a busy horn section
a clear focus on recording studio production
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano
political lyrics
a laid back shuffle feel
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

bstonehill
It's cool that they did two different versions so no matter what style of music you like you'll enjoy it ;)
ariakus2012
miss Penni Layne. your dad was right :)
Love this version Better than the jazzed-up one? Depends what kind of mood I'm in
My dad said this is the high version of Revolution.. . I still like it.
John sang this lying on his back.
Imagine Dragons did this version on the Beatles special - sounded pretty good
jesstempest7
I originally preferred the original, faster version to this one but right now I love both.
Bliss<3
We'd all love to see the plan... For that top secret bullet-proof lampshade. That way they can stay safe while making utter fools of themselves. It's all right. Except for the hole in the wall from the ricochet.
appleface17
Simple, sweet, and a classic :)
I like the Brass, simple, but sweet.
I love that they do a rock version and a slow version so perf!
Great song!!!!
I love how different this version this is than the rocky version.
shimmypilate s
don't you know it's gonna be....
Awesome song!
Love this one! Even as a 7 year old back then it was tops with me !!!!!
A song with more than one part. Who does that remind you of?
The greatest. Love the Beatles
Amazing!! ❌⭕❌⭕
As I understand it, John wrote the song this way. Slow.
This is basically an outtake.
nitogumi
If you can listen to this song without singing along you have a stronger will than me!
stphdriggs
This version, with its softer tone and addition of the word "in" after "count me out", was seen as a softening of John's anti-revolut i o n a r y sentiment of the earlier single version of "Revolution" (which was later included on the Hey Jude album)
"Revolution 9" was a completely different animal, it was a bizarre, apocalyptic sound collage heavily influenced by Yoko and had nothing whatsoever to do with those other two songs.
Favorit
Love, love it!! The slow drag is so great!



but if you want money for people with minds that hate
all i can tell you is brother you have to wait

Amen!!
the Love version is way better!!!!!
gotta be a lennon song
If you do your research, they did do quite a few amphetamines back in the days before they got their record deal. Back when they were working the clubs in Germany, it'd be uppers to get through the show and downers to sleep afterwards. It's a wonder that none of them died from drugs, honestly...
Really Gay and loving it!
lball0
Lennon plays beautiful boogie lines on the acoustic guitar. He walks elegantly across the scales.
AS FAR AS I'VE EVER READ FROM INTERVIEWS WITH LENNON ;ONLY HE SHOT HEROIN WITH YOKO. HENCE THE SONG COLD TURKEY.
cold turkey by john lennon? yeah, about kicking his heroin habit.
If only Brad Clarkston wasn't an ignorant homophobe and has to use the word "faggy" because he can't express himself in an intelligent way.
Carrying pictures of chaiman Mao? They must be singing about Annita Dunn!
I like this better than revolution 9. If only they didn't do they faggy "ah shooby doo bop"
No ludes. Heroin.
Did they takes ludes back then?
which1spink9
shoobe doo wah...shoobe doo wah....haha I love it.
aggielink
Ugh, revolution 9 is so much better.
Ya gotta love the album's art work (it's in the upper-left hand corner of the screen...tru s t me, it's there. In fact, you can regard it as a test of aesthetic sensitivity. If you can see it, you're aestheticall y sensitive and worthy to listen to this sort of music. If you can't see it, you're aestheticall y unworthy to listen to this sort of music and should seek remedial instruction.

But what the hell do I know?
Revolution.. . shoobe-doowa h oh...
luvpuppy94
love this song... but personally prefer the single version (just plain ol' "Revolution" ) to "Revolution 1". i think it captures the whole revolutionar y spirit better. personally. :D
"But when you talk about destruction/ D o n ' t you know that you can count me out (in)..."
Who else but THE BEATLES (in the 60's) would think to use the old metal ice cube separaters as a rythym instrument!! ! ! ! ! ! !

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