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Sing Revolution

November 23, 2008

This is me singing a song I wrote called Revolution. I wrote it a couple of years ago after a friend was raped.

26 comments

  1. It’s heartbreaking.


  2. Thanks Hell!


  3. Good pitch. kinda Tracy Chapman meets Loreena McKennitt.


  4. Well, that’s quite a compliment, thanks fop. 😀


  5. 🙂 that was awesome, dani! sing moar 😛


  6. That’s amazing Allecto. Thanks.


  7. That’s great to see you in a video, Allecto. And you sing so well! 😀

    I wrote it a couple of years ago after a friend was raped.

    Do you have the lyrics? They’re beautiful and I’d love to read them as well.


  8. Thanks everyone. 😀 Now I’m all proud.

    I meant to post the lyrics too but totally forgot.

    I am woman my name is frailty
    For that’s the name you gave me
    This is my voice
    But these are your words
    Written in your language
    If I could scream it would be anguish
    But I know I’m not allowed to
    So I’ll sing my revolution
    And cry my tears
    Silently

    My voice is my weapon
    And I’ll drive it hard
    My voice is my knife
    And I’ll drive it harder
    Well this is my knife
    And I’ll drive it harder than you did me
    Is this how you did my mother
    Drowned her dignity
    Between the sheets

    Chorus:
    Well blood can cover blood
    That tears can’t wash away
    And hate can cover hate
    That tears can’t wash away
    And blood can cover blood
    That tears can’t wash away

    Your blood can cover her blood
    And her blood and her blood
    And this is our revenge

    Well you call me bitch, slut, witch, whore
    Cutey, sweetie, honey-pie
    Sexy baby, foxy lady
    Frigid, rigid, chicky babe

    These are the words you use to describe me
    These are the words you use to disarm me
    These are the words you use to love me
    These are the words you used to use me

    Chorus

    Well this is your woman
    Does it bring you pleasure?
    Well this is your body
    Does it bring you pleasure?
    Well this is my voice
    And these are my words
    And this is my heart
    And this is my soul
    And this is my blood
    Does it bring you pleasure?

    Your blood can cover her blood
    And her blood
    And my blood
    And this is our revenge
    My voice is my revenge

    Sing revolution
    Sing revolution
    Sing revolution
    Sing revolution


  9. Thanks for the lyrics. 🙂


  10. allecto you are wonderful, I hope we can hear more like this from you. Such powerful lyrics, yes please can we have a revolution as soon as possible.


  11. I like good pitch.

    And Tracy Chapman, for that matter. So anything that reminds me of her is good in my books! Hell, if you worked out some way to *sing* your opinion essays, i’d probably agree with you 25% more.


  12. Woo nice 🙂


  13. So lovely allecto!


  14. Thanks helzeph, sparkle and pisaquari. Much appreciated.

    I love Tracy Chapman too, fop. I’ll have to keep your suggestion about my essays in mind. I’ll convert everyone to radical feminism by singing at them. Hmm. Not a bad idea!!


  15. Bravo, and extremely sad…


  16. Ooh, and thanks for the add :).


  17. Thanks, aw. And no problem. 🙂


  18. Wow, allecto. Is there anything you can’t do? I’m just sorry it took such a horrible incident (and of course, centuries of patriarchal control) to lead to such a beautiful song.

    I second the recommendation to convert people to radical feminism through song. Music is a far more powerful tool for reaching the common human than well-reasoned essays and logic. 🙂


  19. Thanks Chris. Yeah, the situation/s that lead to this song were really screwed. I don’t know why but every song I have ever written is really depressing. But I have a fairly mournful voice so I guess it suits.

    Well. I’m happy to just write good songs and hope that people can relate to them. I’ll leave conversion to the popes and priests. 🙂


  20. Allecto you are such a powerful artist ! Thank you for posting this. I think you are an incredible poet as well.


  21. Thanks Jeyoani! You are an awesome poet too, so I greatly appreciate the compliment.


  22. Wow, allecto! This was so powerful. And you’re right, you do have a mournful voice. Beautiful singing.


  23. Thanks BBB. I’m glad you like it.


  24. You have a very beautiful voice. You could probably professionally sing.


  25. That was incredibly beautiful. Your voice, the words, immaculate. Thank you for sharing that.


  26. Thanks for the kind words Kate and Taunia.



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