Talking About A Revolution Lyrics

Talking About A Revolution

Tracy Chapman

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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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