The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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 Spotify and Facebook,
Skip out for Red Bull during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Apple
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Obama
blowing a sax and leading a charge by Hank Paulson, Lloyd Blankfein and Ben Bernanke to make you pay for their fuck up.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by iTunes and will not star Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel or SpongeBob or SquarePants .
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 Rodney King
Being beaten to a pulp on the highway,
or trying to buy shit you don’t need to impress people you don’t like with money you don’t have.
Fox News 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 pepper spraying Wall Street Occupyers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of pigs pepper spraying Wall Street Occupyers in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of innocent citizens being
run out of Guantanamo Bay on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Naomi Klein reading from ‘The Shock Doctrine’ in Zuccotti Park.

True Blood, Breaking Bad, and Dexter will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Ross finally gets down with
Rachel on Friends because the 99 percent
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
and Carla Bruni blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Elton John,
Tom York, nor sung by Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, or U fucking 2.
The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be right back after a message
about Iraqi democracy, Afghan women, or Russian elections.
You will not have to worry about a nuclear power plant in your
backyard, a run on your bank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Pepsi.
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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