Talking About a Revolution Lyrics – Tracy Chapman

English 33 August 14, 1988
The lyrics of "Talking About a Revolution" by Tracy Chapman addresses the struggles of poor and unemployed people who are waiting for change. It talks about the quiet murmurs and whispers of revolution among those who are facing hardships and injustices. Chapman emphasizes the need for action and change in a society where inequality and poverty prevail. ...Read More

Talking About a Revolution Lyrics

[Refrain: Tracy Chapman]
Don't ya know
They're talking about a revolution?
It sounds like a whisper
Don't ya know
They're talking about a revolution?
It sounds like a whisper

[Verse: Tracy Chapman]
While they're standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

[Refrain: Tracy Chapman]
Don't ya know?
They're talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what's theirs

[Bridge: Tracy Chapman]
Don't ya know you better run, run, run, run...
Oh, I said you better run, run, run, run, run...

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
'Cause finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking 'bout a revolution
Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking 'bout a revolution, oh no
Talking 'bout a revolution, oh

[Verse: Tracy Chapman]
While they're standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

[Refrain: Tracy Chapman]
Don't ya know?
They're talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper

[Chorus: Tracy Chapman]
And finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking 'bout a revolution
Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking 'bout a revolution, oh no
Talking 'bout a revolution, oh no
Talking 'bout a revolution, oh no

Submitted by  Rollteam

Last Update: February 5, 2024

Talking About A Revolution Lyrics Meaning

Official Music Video

Watch on YouTube


Cast & Crew


Tracy Chapman (Singles) Songs


Tracy Chapman Albums


FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Talking About a Revolution" song?

"Talking About a Revolution" song is sung by Tracy Chapman.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Talking About a Revolution" song?

"Talking About a Revolution" song lyrics written by Tracy Chapman.

Who is the music producer of "Talking About a Revolution" song?

"Talking About a Revolution" song music composed & produced by David Kershenbaum.

When was "Talking About a Revolution" song released?

"Talking About a Revolution" song was released on August 14, 1988.