Protest 100: T. Rex – ‘Children of the Revolution’

Artist:          T. Rex

Song:           Children of the Revolution

Album:        n/a

Producer:    Tony Visconti

Label:          Reprise

Year:           1972

Notes:
Let’s lighten things up a little bit. Time was, when you hit the spot after a day on the front lines thwarting the man, some fun could be had with your fellow free thinkers. Those days will be back. And when the needle drops on this one, I’ll meet you at the bar for a Jim Beam, Lone Star back. No way, yeah, wow…

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
all the children of all ages laying peacefully together. What wasn’t to like about that?

Lyrics

Yeah

Well, you can bump and grind, it is good for your mind
Well, you can twist and shout, let it all hang out

But you won’t fool the children of the revolution
No, you won’t fool the children of the revolution, no no no

Well, you can tear a plane in the falling rain
I drive a Rolls Royce ’cause it’s good for my voice

But you won’t fool the children of the revolution
No, you won’t fool the children of the revolution, no no no, yeah

But you won’t fool the children of the revolution
No, you won’t fool the children of the revolution

No, you won’t fool the children of the revolution
No, you won’t fool the children of the revolution, no way, yeah, wow

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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