Thought for my revolutionary heart

“Look at the power, but you know what power does to man
Corruption always leads us to the same shit again
So when you talk about revolution dawg, I hear just what you saying
What good is taking over, when we know what you gon’ do
The only real revolution happens right inside of you (…)”

 

For Whom the Bell Tolls

I see the rain pouring down
Before my very eyes
Should come as no surprise

I’m searching and praying and hoping for something
I know I’m gon’ see it, I know that it’s coming
Lord, Lord

But what do you do when there’s no place to turn?
I have no one, I’m lonely, my bridges have burnt down
Lord, Lord

The bells getting loud, ain’t nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to go, put away my pride
Tired of feeling low even when I’m high
Ain’t no way to live, do I wanna die?
I don’t know, I don’t know
(…)
Bells gettin’ louder, louder
I see the rain pouring down

– J. Cole

Urban Hymns

Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah
No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,
but I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray,
But tonight I’m on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airwaves are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

– The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony