"You say you got a real solution. Well, you know, we'd love to see the plan. You ask me for a contribution. Well, you know, we're all doing what we can. But if you want money for people with minds that hate. All I can tell you is, 'Brother, you have to wait.'
-Revolution written in 1968 by John Lennon, born 70 years ago today.
"The lyrics stand today. They're still my feelings about politics: I want to see the plan… I want to know what you're going to do after you've knocked it all down. I mean, can't we use some of it? What's the point of bombing Wall Street? If you want to change the system, change the system."
John Lennon, 1980 interview
Here's a gritty Beatles U-tube version of Revolution sung by Lennon.
Yelling, youthful rage. Piercing cascades vs injustice. Speaking truth to power. Why in the world are you here? Surely not to live in pain and fear. Gently mocking our seriousness – shooby doo wah/shooby doo wah. Coming together. Shining on like the moon and the stars and the sun.