Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

3 New Songs to Work on and More to Come

During practice this past Tuesday, George unveiled recordings of three songs he recorded a few months ago. I think Garfield and I really liked all three of them, so I suggested we learn them all. As I've written previously, I have a new one and, of course, hundreds more that I've written and recorded since 2002 (not counting the hundreds I wrote and recorded before 2002) and I'd like to throw a couple of those in the mix as well. I hope we'll get together again next week, which is the plan.

The Beatles's "Hey Jude" hit number one on U.S. singles charts on this day in 1968. "Revolution" was the b-side. The record spent nine weeks at the top position.

"Revolution" (Lennon/McCartney)

You say you want a revolution

Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out

Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We're all doing what we can

But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait

Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright, al...

You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You'd better free your mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don't you know know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright