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Vietnam War Song Analysis: Revolution by The Beatles

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Vincentius Nuring

on 9 June 2015

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Vietnam War Song Analysis: Revolution by The Beatles

Vincentius Nuring

The Beatles
The Beatles was formed on 1957 in Liverpool, England. The members of this band were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. John Lennon was the leader of The Beatles, with his ability to sing and writing songs, The Beatles have become one of the legend in musical world.

The song revolution is made on the purpose to oppose the vietnam war, the song made in 1968. some of the lyrics really show how The Beatles felt about war.
Lyrics of Revolution
"You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world"

This opening lyrics has been a "c
Lyrics of Revolution
"But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait"

"money" in this lyrics represent the taxes that the citizen have to pay to the government. The Beatles state in this lyrics that if government just want their money to be paid just for war, then The Beatles don't want to pay any taxes anymore
Lyrics of Revolution
"But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out"

This part of the lyrics tell that The Beatles don't want to involve anything regarding war such as attacking country.
"You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head"

In this part of the lyric, The Beatles suggest the government of US to change their mind of ending the war instead of try change the constitution of communist into capitalist.

Lyrics of Revolution
The Beatles was an amazing band who cares about the world. Their song always represent their feeling about something in a certain situations.
Revolution song is one of the most significant song during the vietnam
THE BEATLES LYRICS - Revolution. 2015. THE BEATLES LYRICS - Revolution. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/revolution.html. [Accessed 02 June 2015].
The Beatles | Biography | AllMusic. 2015. The Beatles | Biography | AllMusic. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-beatles-mn0000754032/biography. [Accessed 06 June 2015].
Revolution - The Beatles | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic. 2015. Revolution - The Beatles | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.allmusic.com/song/revolution-mt0000677981. [Accessed 09 June 2015].
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