Talkin’ bout a revolution   (intro)
 
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    Don't you know, they're talkin' about a revolution,
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    it sounds like a whisper.
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    Don't you know, they're talkin' about a revolution,
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    it sounds like a whisper.
 
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1. While they're       standing in the welfare lines,
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    crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation,
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    wasting time in the unemployment lines,
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    sitting around, waiting for a promotion.  
 
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    Don't you know, they're talkin' about a revolution,
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    it sounds like a whisper.
 
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2.   Poor people gonna rise up        and get their share,
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    poor people gonna rise up       and take what's theirs.
 
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    Don't you know, you better run run run run,  run run run run,
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    run run run run, run.
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    Oh, I said, you better run run run run,  run run run run,
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    run run run run, run.
 
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    Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn,
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    talkin' bout a revolution.
 
 
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    Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn,
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    talkin' bout a revolution, oh no, talkin’ bout a revolution, oh!
 
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3.    Standing in the welfare lines,
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    crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation,
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    wasting time in the unemployment lines,
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    sitting around, waiting for a promotion.  
 
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    Don't you know, they're talkin' about a revolution,
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    it sounds like a whisper.
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    Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn,
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    talkin' bout a revolution.
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    Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn,
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    talkin' bout a revolution, oh no, talkin’ bout a revolution, oh no, 
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    talkin' bout a revolution, oh no !
 
   (Tracy Chapman)