45 Revolutions

Cover art for 45 Revolutions, showing a graphic of a 45 rpm spindle adaptor

I skipped the church dance, it was a real bore
Stayed home and listened to the cold war
Opened my eyes on the eve of destruction
Fear made clear by magnetic induction

It was a revolution
A global manifesto with local distribution
Fuzzbox needle drop, you could spin it
At 45 revolutions every minute

Some went to Vietnam some went to Ontario
The nasty old world kept coming through my stereo
’til millions of students said enough is enough
After four in Ohio fell dead in a puff

They were talking about a revolution
The National Guard delivered execution
We screamed about it, Neil could sing it
At 45 revolutions every minute

Lola walked in all the boys took the bait
One small step in march against hate
Queen struck a chord and kicked down the gate
The people of the village didn’t hesitate

They started dancing, it was a revolution
All the boys and girls could make their own solutions
And everyday people started to win it
At 45 revolutions every minute

Imagine a peace chant from a bed in Montreal
That touched Solidarity and Vaclav Havel
I’m pretty sure John Lennon undermined the Berlin wall
Long before the cowboy took credit for the fall

He was talking about a revolution
That would save your soul from material pollution
Put a dream under needle and start to spin it
At 45 revolutions every minute

It was a revolution
A dollar at the record shop was my contribution
Fuzzbox needle drop, you could spin it
At 45 revolutions every minute

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