Monday, October 29, 2007

All hail Lennon & Marx?

I read recently about a birthday party/campaign rally held at Harvard for Mrs. Bill Clinton. The reporter mentioned that the Beatles song "Revolution" was playing in the background. Ahhhhh, ain't that cute? This isn't the first time I have read of this song being adopted by pro-Clintons as sort of an unofficial theme song at their events.
But have these morons even ever LISTENED to the lyrics??!!
I'll put them here for edification and with emphasis on certain lines:

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out

Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We're doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate

All I can tell is brother you have to wait

Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right


You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right


Certainly sounds like an condemnation of everything they embody rather than a hearty endorsement, iffin ya ax me. This is like playing Oingo Boingo's "I Love Little Girls" at a anti-pedophile rally!

(Yes, I realize that many years later on the White album, I believe, the Beatles did another version of their song that made it sound like they had changed their minds about "revolution", but that one is not as nearly as good or popular as the original. For one, it's too sleepy. The tempo being slowed down. The original with its' familiar ear bleeding fuzzy guitar riff and Lennon scream at the start is the one almost everyone knows and loves. And it's that version the college kids are using, betcha dime to doughnuts, because, dude, it so totally rocks!)

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