Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Private Revolution”

by World Party

Composed by Kurt Wallinger

1 version

4:04 video version

Private Revolution” single
Video EP video compilation

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

If you want a revolution, baby,
There is nothing like your own.
You don't have to do all those burning books;
Revolutionize at home.
Someone been hiding the pieces,
Someone been burning down the trees.
So you need a revolution, baby--
There's a planet to set free.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to take you home.
If you say you want a revolution, baby,
There's nothing like your own.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to set you free.
After you revolution, baby,
There is nothing you can't be.
Man's been killing the tigers,
Turn the green fields into sand.
And they're saying how much they respect the work
Of God and his fine old hand.
But the world spins on regardless,
Which is lucky for you and me,
Because of all the places and the years right here,
She's the only place to be,
So come on, now.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to take you home.
If you say you want a revolution, baby,
There is nothing like your own.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to set you free.
After you revolution, baby,
There is nothing you can't be.
Don't need a red light, red light,
Don't need a blue light, blue light,
Don't need a yellow light, yellow light,
Take off from the green light now,
Take off from the green light now,
Take off from the green light now.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to take you home.
If you say you want a revolution, baby,
There is nothing like your own.
We are the revolution, baby,
We've come to set you free.
After you revolution, baby,
There is nothing you can't be.

Notes

The only version of this song which features Sinéad is the one used in the promo video, and even there, I'm not convinced that her voice is heard--the background vocals sound exactly the same as on the regular single and album version. She is not credited for the song on either the Private Revolution album or single. As far as I know, the video's only official release is on the 1991 UK-only Video EP.

Videos and Sound Clips

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