The Tension Between Revolution And Evolution In A Rolling Stones Song

The key lyric lines in this song from 1968 are, for me, the following:

Hey! think the time is right for a palace revolution,
but where I live the game to play is compromise solution.

Listen for the sitar.

 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to The Tension Between Revolution And Evolution In A Rolling Stones Song

  1. mhasegawa says:

    Terrific interview with Keith Richards about this song last night on “All Things Considered” in which he talks about this tune.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/11/13/165033885/keith-richards-these-riffs-were-built-to-last-a-lifetime

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