Talking About A Revolution Lyrics

Talking About A Revolution

Tracy Chapman

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Talking About A Revolution Lyrics

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
It sounds, like a whisper

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ about a revolution
It sounds, like a whisper

While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around, waiting for a promotion

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
It sounds, like a whisper

Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what’s theirs

Don’t you know you better run, run, run…
Oh, I said you better run, run, run…

‘Cause finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution

Yes finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution
Oh, Lord, talkin’ bout a revolution

Oh, I’ve been standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sittin’ around, waiting for a promotion

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
And it sounds, like a whisper

And finally, the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution

Yes finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh, Lord
Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh, Lord
Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh, Lord


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Talking About A Revolution – Step 1

In this lesson, we are going to strum new chords in the same way as you did when you played a G.

We simply apply the same pattern to Em, D, and Cadd9.

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Talking About A Revolution – Step 2

When you learn a song there is one thing you must always do and that is to break it down into smaller chunks.

In this lesson, we do just that.

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Talking About A Revolution – Step 3

Last time you played this song, you strummed the chords, today it’s time to pick them instead.

Practice all examples along with the loop and you’ll be able to play this song on your own soon.

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Talking About A Revolution – Step 4

In the last few lessons, we’ve slowly built up to playing Talking About A Revolution.

In this step, we play the entire song from beginning to end.

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Talking About A Revolution – Step 5

Today we’re going to learn how to change key, apply a capo and create a 2nd guitar part.

To change key from G to C means we’ll also learn new chords.

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Chords

Talking About A Revolution ChordsThe easiest of the beginner songs have a meditative strumming pattern that anyone can learn. The simplicity of the part is one of the song’s main strengths.

Being about a revolution, the guitar parts no-frills approach make it sound as if it was made to be sung on a street corner, where all revolutions start.

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Biography

tracy-chapman-thumbTracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles Fast Car, Talking About A Revolution and Baby Can I Hold You from her self-entitled titled debut album.

Amazingly, these were the three first songs on the debut.

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