Talkin' Bout a Revolution Song Lyrics

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
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

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 : 2780 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