Revolution

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


Song 15 off of our LP "Racially Yours," is "Revolution." The LP was originally going to end on the previous track "I Had A Dream." This was the follow up LP to "It's Only Right And Natural," and in the interim of waiting upon intelligent life forms to release this masterpiece, we continued on commencing with and agreeing upon the finished LP's tracking order, settling on a grand total of 25 songs. "Revolution," was written on July 12, 1992 and the original title was"Revo Revo Revo Revo Revolution." -the song was inspired by a book I read by author Diane Ackerman entitled "A Natural History Of The Senses." It is the only book that has inspired any of my songs.<br&>

Here are the revolutionary lyrics revolving around in your CD players as we speak :<br&>

Lyrics


No one knows you<br&> No one listens<br&> So you fix yourself up<br&> And you make up your face<br&>

You once ruled<br&> But something had to happen<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&>

All this noise<br&> And no one listens<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&>

So you fix yourself up<br&> And you make up your face<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&> Revo revo revo revo revolution<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for the verses is : E minor / G Major / B minor / C Major 7 / B minor / C Major 7 / B minor. The chord progression for the verses is : G 5 Sus 4 / D 7 Sus 2. The overall effect of the american indian pow wow drumming and sitar type droning during the verses, impress upon the listener this mantra until it is a foregone conclusion. The chorus with it's continuous droning and suspension hynotize the audience into an altered state of euphoria.<br&>

No one knows you, no one listens, so you fix yourself up and you make up your face, you once ruled but something had to happen. In the book by Diane Ackerman "A Natural History Of The Senses," she spoke of how in cavemen days the women ruled but something changed, which ultimately led us into the cosmetic age. The ultimate intelligience of the human body and how the senses are delivering messages to us continuously. There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder. Speaking of "Powder," Sebastian Bach once told me I need to see that movie, because that guy in the movie reminded him of me. One of these days, the Hoover Factory is gonna be all the rage in those fashionable pages. Seen her picture in a thousand places, 'cause she's this year's girl. "I can almost taste it" as Mark Lindsay, the lead singer of Paul Revere And The Raiders (with their revolutionary war styled outfits) sang in their song "Hungry." Their greatest hits LP was a Christmas gift to Dennis, one year when mother worked in The Boston Store record department. All this noise and no one listens. There is an overabundance of noise in our society today, and to harmonize with beautiful sounds becomes, get this, a harmonious experience. Tommy, can you hear me? Revo revo revo revo revolution, revo revo revo revo revolution. Change, once again a predominant conceptual idea on this LP. There's been a change in the weather. Things are gonna change, this is the morning after. Turn and face the strange changes. And gripped in the arms of the changeless madman, we'll dance our lives away in the ballrooms of Mars. For the times they are a changin'. Don't you feel a change is comin' and it won't be too soon, when the people of the world can all live in one room. The revolution is occurring in all of us right now, let us become one with the universe, which is within us all. I am he, as you are he, as you are me and we are all together. All and all is all we are all. At the time of recording "Revolution" by The Beatles, John Lennon said that when it came to the line "When you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out/ in", he kept both words "out and in", because he hadn't made up his mind yet. As Michael Jefferson on "South Park" once sang in a song with Paul McCartney, "I'm a lover, not a fighter". In my song "Sorry I'm White," I sang "I don't wanna fight tonight." Tomorrow was vague and left for interpretation. When they asked Johnny Strabler as played by Marlon Brando, in the movie "The Wild One," what he was rebelling against?, he said "Whaddya got"? Start The Revolution Without Me. Mother Theresa or Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu as you knew her said, "I will never attend an anti-war rally. If you have a peace rally, invite me". Here now is her revolutionary poem inscribed on the wall of her children's home in Calcutta "Anyway".<br&>

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered ;<br&> Forgive them anyway<br&>

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives ;<br&> Be kind anyway<br&>

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies ;<br&> Succeed anyway<br&>

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you ;<br&> Be honest and frank anyway<br&>

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight ;<br&> Build anyway<br&>

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous ;<br&> Be happy anyway<br&>

The good you do today, people will forget tomorrow ;<br&> Do good anyway<br&>

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough ;<br&> Give the world the best you've got anyway<br&>

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God ;<br&> It never was between you and them anyway<br&>

The track "Revolution", contains vocals and acoustic guitar by myself and keyboards and drums by Dennis.<br&>

In the words of Donald Jay Rickles or Don Rickles as you know him, one of my favorite comedians of all time, "Anyway".<br&>