Revolution 1 ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world.
You tell me that it's evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world.
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know you can count me out in?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?

You say you got a real solution
Well you know
We'd all love to see the plan.
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We're doing what we can.
But when you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?

You say you'll change the constitution
Well you know
We'd all love to change your head.
You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead.
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?

Alright, alright...


Credits

Recorded: May 30, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added May 31, June 4 and June 21, 1968
John Lennon - lead vocal, guitar, harmony vocal
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
George Harrison - guitar, harmony vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
Session musicians - brass

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