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Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox In 4 parts without commercial interruptions. The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell, General Abrams and Mendel Rivers to eat hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia. The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal. The revolution will not get rid of the nubs. The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner, the revolution will not be televised, Brother. There will be no pictures of you and Willie Mays pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run, or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance. NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32 on reports from 29 districts. The revolution will not be televised. There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers in the instant replay. There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process. There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving For just the right occasion. Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville Junction will no longer be so god damned relevant, and women will not care if Dick finally screwed Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day. The revolution will not be televised. There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news and no pictures of hairy armed women liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose. The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb or Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash or Englebert Humperdink. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people. You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl. The revolution will not go better with Coke. The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath. The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised. The revolution will be no re-run brothers; The revolution will be live.

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Born of Hip Hop
heather mcdougall
heather mcdougall 1 답글 연결
Woneful man. Since when did a black artist use a flute? On of the oldest instruments in the world, played and made in Africa?
taupuhi16
taupuhi16 답글 연결
SUBLIME
AllBl8ck85
AllBl8ck85 2 답글 연결
If all you ppl are digging thys cerebral funk, then check out Whitey on the Moon by Gil-Scott, it is also a VERY deep song.
Jamie Clay
Jamie Clay 답글 연결
The only thing he got right is that the revolution will be 'live' - the revolution WILL be streamed, intagrammed, tweeted and YouTube LIVE, brothers!
holta73
holta73 답글 연결
Remember, the people they show on tv are actors. They will never acknowledge the people who are actually working to make the world a better place for the masses.
Eddy V
Eddy V 답글 연결
This song is still relevant. Thanks to Orange Haired Man, a new revolution needs to start.
TAndrackeH
TAndrackeH 답글 연결
WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa independent public radio does all the time...listening this second!
Zedwoman
Zedwoman 답글 연결
Still powerful.
Peter Seriously
Peter Seriously 답글 연결
Great poetry. 50 years later and things are worse. The revolution will not happen. Too many people too scared of losing what little they have.
Carbivorous
Carbivorous 답글 연결
No need to read "Manufacturing Consent", just listen to this song.
Or do both ;o)
James Amos
James Amos 답글 연결
the revolution is on going nevertheless
Gordon Reiher
Gordon Reiher 답글 연결
The Revolution will not be tweeted.
Dwight Powers
Dwight Powers 답글 연결
A snippet is in the lead of the Homeland shows.
Castleclear1
Castleclear1 답글 연결
This was AWESOME then, and gosh, gee willikers, this remains both AWESOME and RELEVANT to our times. Time to make America great again! The energy & idealism of the 1960s and 70s combined with 21st Century savvy & determination. This time for sure!
Valerie Chambers
Valerie Chambers 답글 연결
sharing for the state of tge workd today
Alison Hayward
Alison Hayward 답글 연결
Awesome and so relevant
Art Noor
Art Noor 답글 연결
mind blowing!!!!!
Jay Hardison
Jay Hardison 14 답글 연결
Amazingly prescient for 1970. As well as being an excellent song/poem, it's a significant precursor of rap and a great little chronology of commercials, personalities and trends of the time. I can never get enough of this.
WildwoodClaire1
WildwoodClaire1 1 답글 연결
This is just wonderful!

Ave Figgy
Ave Figgy 1 답글 연결
💪🏻🙌🏻
Sean McGlynn
Sean McGlynn 3 답글 연결
Early fight club but more important...u can see where he got his ideas..love this...bring on the Revolution in 2016
ben haig
ben haig 1 답글 연결
The revolution will be a pod cast.
Haneoo Hamoan
Haneoo Hamoan 1 답글 연결
#protestnaiaupuni
Haneoo Hamoan
Haneoo Hamoan 1 답글 연결
#freehawaii
Haneoo Hamoan
Haneoo Hamoan 2 답글 연결
#protestnaiaupuni 2016
Nana Afrika
Nana Afrika 37 답글 연결
Can't get enough of this
LISA HOWARD
LISA HOWARD 1 답글
I agree with you
Mark Lymer
Mark Lymer 6 답글 연결
critical yes, positive message - absolutely
Mark Lymer
Mark Lymer 2 답글 연결
wow, nice sound!
José Marques
José Marques 답글 연결
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."

"The devils are girls with Van Gogh's missing ear
You say what you want but filth is all that they hear
I've got the jigger to make all you bigger
Ladies und gentlemen
So drop your pissroom mate, and make sure you're not late
You tramps and lunatics
Here's a trick that's gonna make you click"

Quiet Storm
Quiet Storm 20 답글 연결
The revolution will not be televised. I repeat, it will not be televised...nor will it be TRUMPed.
heather mcdougall
heather mcdougall 1 답글
Nor was it obama'd - worstPrsident for Black people ever.
RAMLIA1
RAMLIA1 답글 연결
❤️❤️❤️
Roxanne AskMeWillYOU
whoops look NWO JESUS HEY THEY KNEW THEY -- KNEW SUMTIN
Paul Bourdon
Paul Bourdon 12 답글 연결
This is one of the great songs that no one knows. And I only came here because it was on Scandal which I only watched because my kids were watching it. This has transcended time completely.
bassavino
bassavino 답글
I'm old enough to remember this coming out, and the times that made this so necessary.
L.Groves The Utube Classic Man
it is being televised
Sharlene Cassius
Sharlene Cassius 답글
It's funny that you would pick out "hangings" and and interprete my comment that way.Do I really need to elaborate and make my point clearer to you? Maybe I should have explained some more so you could understand.My point was to say, Smart Alec, that if certain horrendous crimes against Black people are not always more widely covered on TV, then the progressive discussions concerning the treatment of Blacks that are a vital part of "The Revolution" may not gain the media attention that good citizens of America (and the world) would hope for.I'm sorry that the connection between a media coverage of a probable lynching and the revolution didn't click immediately for you.
L.Groves The Utube Classic Man
+Sharlene Cassius reporting hangings is not the revolution
Sharlene Cassius
Sharlene Cassius 답글
And I know the police says it was consistent with a suicide, but you understand my skepticism right?
Sharlene Cassius
Sharlene Cassius 답글
Not fully though. A Black man was hanged in Piedmond Park hours after the KKK distributed membership flyers earlier. I'm yet to hear that story on TV. Maybe it was reported, but you'd think you'd think there'd be more media coverage about it. So no, the revolution is not, will not be fully televised. But you may hear some half-assed, edited version of it on Fox news maybe.
Cher Glover
Cher Glover 4 답글 연결
I love him. RIP Sir much respect!
maria spelleri
maria spelleri 9 답글 연결
Not just about media control, however. Also about taking personal responsibility, being a person of action, not an observer.
grtflmark
grtflmark 답글 연결
I played this on The Radio All The Time!
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