Little Steven
REVOLUTION
  1989
  EMI RECORDS

1989 erschien mit "Revolution" ein weiteres Little Steven Album. Van Zandt spielte das Werk ohne Mitglieder der "Disciples of Soul" ein. 

Mitwirkende KŁnstler:

Mitwirkende KŁnstler:
Steve Van Zandt - Gesang, Gitarre
"Judge Fonkner" Mark Alexander - Keyboards
Leslie Ming - Schlagzeug und Percussion†
Warren McRae - Bass
Craig Derry - Gesang
Will Downing - Gesang
Danny Madden - Gesang
Leslie Ming - Gesang
Mark Ladford - Gesang
  WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Emergency this is not a test
Don't be afraid of the struggle inside
Tell me your dreams maybe they're just like mine
Watching waiting our lives away
It's dangerous to talk too loud these days
We seek information an explanation
All we get is multi-media fraud
Re-written history is the illusion we believe
Better get ready here comes the century
Where have you been?
Where do we go from here?
Malcolm, Martin, Lennon and the Kennedys
Coincidence or control of our destiny?
We've learned to accept waste and neglect
Our own ignorance and deception
Progress in our time must be redefined
Profits are the way we measure our crime
Where have you been?
Where we do we go from here?
[Don't be afraid the war grows outside
Gather your strength children this is our time]
Life forms hunted to extinction
We all play the game
Our best leaders are disappearing into the poisoned rain
And the hunter remains
Where have you been?
Where do we go from here?

  REVOLUTION
The people's court is now in session
All rise - here come the judge

Woke up this morning moving in a slow crawl
I've been brainwashed with lies, dope and alcohol
I found commonsense driven undercover
By some politician smiling trying to be my mother

We don't know our own history
We believe everything we hear
The truth is all around you if you know where to look
It's time for something radical
Like read a book

There's a change in the air
You can feel it everywhere - revolution
You can hide you can run
Better get ready here it comes - revolution

It's about everybody working
Not some fake apology
Human rights not some civil liberty
True education not some phony history
Real freedom not some outdated ideology

Sorry Mao ain't gonna come from the barrel of a gun
Sorry Gil it's gonna be televised and rerun
It's non-violent most of the time
It speaks a new language that is well defined

There's a change in the air
You can feel it everywhere - revolution
You can hide you can run
Better get ready here it comes - revolution

What we need is liberation
Political - spiritual - sexual - intellectual - physical - economical
Color this revolution green
Let's give everybody a piece of the dream

There's a change in the air
You can feel it everywhere - revolution
You can hide you can run
Better get ready here it comes - revolution

The people's court is now in session
All rise - here come the judge
We are all guilty in the eyes of the judge

  EDUCATION
Madness rules this concrete jungle
Ain't no mercy here
Victims prey on victims
Just to hide from their own fear

Baby it's a big world
The adventure begins
Don't you want to taste it
Don't you wonder where you fit in

Waiting for an answer
But it ain't gonna come
Can't tell where we're going
'Till we know where we're coming from

I want it
I need it
Education

We don't tear them down
We mend our fences endlessly
We've accepted our own prisons
Much too quietly

You want to have a good time
Want to have a little fun
Babies making babies
They'll never know freedom

You got a little money
Can't buy peace of mind
Got a little muscle
Can't use it all the time

I want it
I need it
Education

Education is the weapon
The weapon is education

  BALANCE
Close your eyes for a little while
Let yourself go
Let the power tingle through you
Let the music help you find your rainbow

Realign your mind, soul and body, begin again
Time to get ready for childhood's end
Too many overfed, underfed, landrich, landless
The time has come for justice or maybe one last kiss

Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance
Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance

Mother earth raped and poisoned
Our souls have been denied too long
Blind ambition we can't see the forest
For the trees are all gone

Out of harmony moving too fast creating new animals
Torturing the ones we already have
The four directions lead us through the great mystery
Life, unity, equality, eternity

Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance
Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance

Warriors of the rainbow unite
From the darkness of the wasteland
Open up the inner light

Oh great spirit your breath gives life
I hear your voice in the wind
I come before you as a child
Seeking strength and wisdom

May I walk in beauty
And with your help
Overcome my greatest enemy
Myself

Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance
Got my eyes wide open time for new birth
Restore the balance

  LOVE AND FORGIVENESS
Keep the people divided
Keep the energy spent
Keep the people divided
So they don't think about the government

Let me see your face baby
Let me look into your eyes
You're so tough nobody touches you
But I see the enemy inside

Without love what are we fighting for
Why defend an empty heart
Without love - who's gonna ask the question
Who is keeping us apart?

Love and forgiveness
Peace for pride
The wars of our fathers
Are not our fight

Look at all the angry people
Trying so hard not to change
They hold their prejudice so tightly
Ain't no shelter from the hurricane

Without love to protect us
We shall never overcome
Without love to direct us
Revolution can't be won

Keep the people divided
Keep the energy spent
Keep the people divided
So they don't think about the government

Look at all the pretty children
They all look the same
They don't want your anger
They don't share your pain
They don't need your martyrs
They don't stand a chance
Who's gonna break the chain
And stop this endless dance

Love and forgiveness
Peace for pride
The wars of our fathers
Are not our fight

  NEWSPEAK
The contra terrorist freedom fighters
Moral equivalent of our attorney general
Were sighted coming from the camps in
Honduras which of course don't exist

I read the papers almost everyday
I want to know what's happening now
I don't understand a word they say
What's most important seems to get left out

Freedom fighter or terrorist
Depends on who's the journalist's boss
Don't try to tell me who's a communist
Just tell me what it's gonna cost

I'm so confused there ain't no education
I'm so confused we could use some explanation
I'm so confused I feel all hope is lost
Every time I hear a news reporter start to talk

Newspeak - why is everybody talking
Newspeak - I don't understand it
Newspeak - Laugh it's a joke
And they wonder why nobody wants to vote

I keep my TV flashing faithfully
I hear what the talk shows have to say
Costs 20 million to be president
That's called democracy today

Who owns the media I want to know
They let us think we're in control
Who's gonna bust the thought police
When everybody's on their payroll

I'm so confused I'm so frustrated
I'm so confused and baby I graduated
I'm so confused I feel all hope is lost
Every time I hear a politician start to talk

Newspeak - why is everybody talking
Newspeak - I don't understand it
Newspeak - laugh it's a joke
And they wonder why nobody wants to vote

I am a revolutionary
Please define your terms

  SEXY
Fix your makeup fix your hair just right
We're all waiting to hear what the news is tonight
Remove yourself from the suffering
Through the camera it all looks the same
The camera keeps moving but the suffering remains
She said

Should have been sexy
You'd be on tonight
Could have been sexy
But not tonight

You look so good
I believe everything you say
The general smiles briefly
And the flies on the children are the stars today
You bring hope for a moment
But not long enough to make a change
The camera keeps moving but the suffering remains
She said

Should have been sexy
You'd be on tonight
Could have been sexy
But not tonight

Nothing's changed in Haiti (That was sexy for a minute)
Nothing's changed in South Africa (That was sexy for a minute)
Nothing's changed with Indian treaties (That ain't never been sexy)

  LEONARD PELTIER
Leonard Peltier sleeps in a prison tonight
For 400 years he's lived with justice washed white
His crime was tradition spoken with pride

And the evidence that put him there
Was deliberately falsified
And the government spends a lot of money
To keep the red man quiet

He should say what he wants to say
And it's time we listened
He should pray where he wants to pray
Without asking permission

Leonard Peltier
Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

June '75 Pine Ridge Reservation
Two FBI trespass Lakota Nation
Looking for trouble their army waiting outside

And trouble they brought some
They were pawns in the big game
For stolen minerals and tourists
They were sacrificed in profit's name

And what would you do?
As you stare into the face of
The genocide of your people
Put yourself in the place of

Leonard Peltier
Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

Somebody ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Somebody ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Somebody ask the Bureau of Land Management
Somebody ask the Environmental Protection Agency

Ask them about Raymond Yellowthunder
Wesley Badheart Bull
Joe Killsright Stuntz
Tina Trudell
Annie May Aquash
Pedro Bissonnette
Delphine Eagledeer
Byron Deserta
Buddy Lamont

Leonard Peltier
Where is the justice for Leonard Peltier?

  LIBERATION THEOLOGY
Liberation theology very simple philosophy
Free your body and your mind gonna follow
Liberation theology split with the church aristocracy
You're with the oppressed or you're with the oppressor

Time gonna make you ready willing and able
We're still clutching crumbs falling from the master's table
Change gonna come as soon as we wake up
A little old fashioned passion just don't seem like enough

You've come a long way humanity
Funny 'cause it sure still look like slavery to me
I guess civilization just ain't what it used to be
Liberation inevitably put your bible down brother and listen to me
Come the revolution where are you gonna be?

Sign says promised land straight ahead
Ain't gonna find it looking up I said
Change gonna come if we take it
A little old fashioned passion ain't gonna make it

I need a little help this evening
Can I get a witness
Help me brother - help me sister raise your hand
I'm calling your name

I don't know if there is a heaven
Gonna find out soon enough
If we could help each other right now
Maybe heaven wouldn't matter so much

I'm gonna help my brother
I'm gonna help my sister
Maybe somebody gonna help me

You don't need the Bible, Torah or Koran
To know right from wrong
And what side you're gonna be on

  DISCIPLINE
Feel good? Feel great
Wanna dance? No escape
I don't know but I been told
My government is out of control
Tired of losin' I wanna win
I think I need some discipline

You're hysterical - calm down
Ain't solvin' nothin' talkin' so loud
You're blaming everybody pointing your finger
It's confrontation time laughing at you in the mirror

Everybody's got their own agenda
Everybody thinks only theirs matters
So the merry go round goes round and round
We're much too proud to walk on common ground

Mama ain't got no discipline
Daddy ain't got no discipline
Sister ain't got no discipline
Brother ain't got no discipline
Government got no discipline
I ain't got no discipline - no discipline

I was born in an outlaw nation
Preaching by example - no laws or treaties sacred
While America says no to drugs
It's our own government bringing it in and covering up

Are you strong inside - are you tough enough
Why are we so afraid to love
Are you flexible are you still the same
Why are we so afraid of change

Mama ain't got no discipline
Daddy ain't got no discipline
Sister ain't got no discipline
Brother ain't got no discipline
Government got no discipline
I ain't got no discipline - no discipline

I believe in the fantasy of America

No more oil - no more fur
No more raping Mother Earth

It's martial art or martial law
Police yourself or be just another victim of the war

I believe in the fantasy of America
Not the illusion