Chumbawamba Total Control Lyrics

Revolution Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Adversity
  • 2 Total Control
  • 3 Stagnation
  • 4 Liberation
  • Product sells
    People die
    Same revolution
    Wrapped in lies
    In these sexist, drugged-up
    Rock and roles
    The biggest prizes
    To the biggest fools

    Ask the puppet-masters
    Who pull the strings
    'Who makes the money
    When the puppets sing?'
    Ask the corporations
    'Where does the money go?'
    Ask the empty-bellied children
    'Tell me what are we singing for?'

    Until we pull down the walls
    It'll stay the same
    Until we find something new
    Make it change
    I know there most be more
    So what are we singing for?

    [Repeats until end of song]
    I know there most be more

    "These puppets, underneath the skin, have the same problems as you and me--they want to be loved, don't know where to begin. Just a wall's width away, but impossible to get close. Offstage, with nothing to hide behind, the puppets are running away. And meanwhile, we're running away from ourselves... and meanwhile, we're running away from ourselves... and meanwhile, we're running away from ourselves..."

    If our music makes you happy or content
    It has failed
    If our music entertains, but doesn't inspire
    It has failed
    The music's not a threat
    Action the music inspires
    Can be a threat!

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