Revolution Blues

Lyrics: Neil Young
Music: Neil Young

Sung by Ross James with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in 2014.

Well, we live in a trailer at the edge of town
You never see us 'cause we don't come around
We got twenty five rifles
Just to keep the population down

But we need you now
And that's why I'm hangin' round
So you be good to me, and I'll be good to you
And in this land of conditions
I'm not above suspicion
I won't attack you, but I won't back you

Well, it's so good to be here, asleep on your lawn
Remember your guard dog, well, I'm afraid that he's gone
It was such a drag to hear him
Whining all night long

Yes, that was me with the doves
Setting them free near the factory
Where you built your computer, love
I hope you get the connection
'Cause I can't take the rejection
I won't deceive you,I just don't believe you
Well, I'm a barrel of laughs, with my carbine on
I keep 'em hopping till my ammunition's gone
But I'm still not happy
I feel like there's something wrong

I got the revolution blues, I see bloody fountains
And ten million dune buggies comin' down the mountains
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon is full of famous stars
But I hate them worse than lepers and I'll kill them in their cars
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1974 On The Beach Neil Young