Tracy Chapman - Talkin' Bout a Revolution Lyrics

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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, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run
Oh I said you better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, 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 no
Talkin' bout a revolution, oh
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
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 no
Talkin' bout a revolution, oh no
Talkin' bout a revolution, oh no
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  • 2 Fast Car
  • 3 Across the Lines
  • 4 Behind the Wall
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You
  • 6 Mountains o’ Things
  • 7 She’s Got Her Ticket
  • 8 Why?
  • 9 For My Lover
  • 10 If Not Now…
  • 11 For You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track 1 in album Tracy Chapman
    release date: 1988-4-1
    popularity : 2857 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Soft Rock/Acoustic/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 2:40
    producer: David Kershenbaum
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    mixer: Kevin Smith
    engineer: Kevin Smith
    electric guitar: Tracy Chapman, Jack Holder and Tracy Chapman
    bass: Larry Klein
    Hammond organ: Jack Holder
    drums & percussion: Denny Fongheiser
    acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
    percussion: Tracy Chapman
    composer: Tracy Chapman
    lyricist: Tracy Chapman
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 7559607742
    script: Latin