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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Lyrics 

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Song Lyrics


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,
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 Spiro Agnew 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, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
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
or report 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 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 proper occasion.

Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if di*k finally gets down with
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,
Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be right back after a message
bbout 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.


Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Song List

Ordinary Love

U2 

Nkosi Sikelel' Iafrika

Traditional 

Thula Sizwe

Traditional 

War

Bob Marley & The Wailers 

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron 

Nelson Mandela

Jerry Dammers And Specials Aka 

Fight The Power

Public Enemy 

Amuck (Instrumental)

Art Blakey 

Mayibuye

Miriam Makeba 

Afrika Will Be Saved

 

Kaphume Aphendlini

Traditional 

Hayilelanga

Traditional 

Wakrazulwa

Traditional 

Ayesaba Amagwala

Traditional 

Cothoza

Traditional 

Quickly In Love

Todd Matshikiza And Pat Williams 

Ekuseni Ngomgqibelo Bamkhululu Mandela

Traditional 

Thu Thu Mama

Traditional 

Nelson Mandela Sabela Uyabizwa

Traditional 

Umoya Uthetheli

Traditional 

Umbuso Ka Malani (Uyadilika)

Traditional 

Freedom (Mandela)

Traditional 

Lerole Special

Sibusiso Lerole 

Wathinta Thina

Blondie Makhene 

Indicatif Gaumont

Jean Marchland 

Kubi Kubi

Traditional 

Hoya Rona

Traditional 

Daddy Wami

Piliso Ntemi’s Alexandra All Star Band 

Mzala

Havana Swingsters 

Mayibuye

Nomfusi Gotyana 

Amampondo

Miriam Makeba 

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Lyrics by Gil Scott-Heron from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Soundtrack (2013). Rating: 4.2/5 (25 votes)