i​-​Revolution

by Owen Lamont

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The actual song I-revolution is a mix of ideas. It’s essentially about hopes, beliefs, and action against tyranny. It touches primarily on the Arab Spring, Mohamed Bouazizi, the Cradle of Civilisation, while referencing Yeat’s poem The Second Coming ‘What rough beast awakes tonight’.

lyrics

I, Revolution

Gravity can bind confusion,
There’s weight in workers.
If the world collapsed upon itself,
The signal’s strong.

Graffiti on Great Wall gazing;
And on my fan-page…
My one good eye is trained upon the sun,
We’re logged on…

The cradle starts to rock.
The dreidel spins and stops.
The tables turn and lock.
The system stalls, then starts….

I, Revolution!
What rough beast awakes tonight!
I hear the movement!
A billion limbs, slow to rise!
Jordan’s banks will burn tonight!

If Zuckerburg can go to China
Upon a Trojan horse,
Like Gulliver the plans he wrought revolt,
The dissent grows.

Could Horus have inspired such power,
Would Christ have fled?
A man without a hope, an empty purse,
Who turns to fire.

The cradle starts to rock.
The dreidel spins and stops.
The tables turn and lock.
The system stalls, then starts….

I, Revolution!
What rough beast awakes tonight!
I hear the movement!
A billion limbs, slow to rise!
Jordan’s banks will burn tonight!

credits

released August 3, 2020
Dominic O'neill - Lyrics
Ronnie Cartwright - BLAZING guitar solos, pedal magic, and cushioning rythm
Saul Rayson - the heartbeat
Stephen Jones - Slapa dabass
Matt McCrumb - funky keys and tremendous trombone
Sinead Lamont - Delicious backing vocals
Maeve Gorman - Equally delicious backing vocals
Meilana Gillard - Genius improvised saxophone
Michael Barkley - orchestrator and trumpeter supreme
Donal Scullion - Brass arrangements

Recorded at Take Six studios in Newry and mixed at Big Sapce studios with Declan Legge

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