Lov​-​elution (reMiX)

by Jim Beckwith

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SEE THE VIDEO at youtu.be/-RFbX5ybPKo

This is a remix of a song I had written during the occupy movement.
Today it relates to our political and social situation as much or more, and I've used it in a video to bring more awareness to the Standing Rock standoff, protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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LOVELUTION - Jim Beckwith 2011

What we don't need now is the why ask why
But what do we need to occupy?
What to do?
What's the solution?
Might we really need another revolution?

No president will ever change the system
PEOPLE want some power and you WANT TO be with 'em
I heard the good words of Gil Scott Heron
the people are resisting, and their clothes are tearing

What does it take to rearrange,
What's it like to really change?
I ask it every day of my own damn self
and I see my reflection in the bloody hell

What to do?
What's the solution?
we got to start a Lovelution
start with yourself to occupy
we've got to learn to tame our - own damn minds

* I see a lovelution coming on
I'd love it to be easy but I think I might be wrong.
it's probably getting worse before it gets better
but if it's gonna happen it must be - better than never

Well Come on Now, if you want a solution
You're gonna have to Join the Lovelution!
And if you do, well you're gonna see
a BET-TER world for - you AND me

Sadly, I THINK it might first get harder
I know how it goes, I didn't write this charter
didn't write this line JUST to bait 'ya
but I'm quite familiar with the - - human nature.

I WISH someday we'd JUST F*in' get it!!
why we got to be so telepathetic?
I could see it come a thousand miles away
how about we open EYES and see it - and say…

* I see a lovelution coming on
I'd love it to be easy but I might be wrong.
it's probably getting worse before it gets better
but if it's gonna happen it must be - better than never

Well Come on Now, if you want a solution
You're gonna have to Join the Lovelution!
And if you do, well you're gonna see
a BET-TER world for - you AND me

* I see a lovelution coming on
We'll learn to be together in the radical zone!
the world's become our living room
and we need to learn to LOVE our family - real soon.

* I see a lovelution coming on
I'd love it to be easy but I might be wrong.
it's probably getting worse before it gets better
but if it's gonna happen it must be -- better than never

* I see a lovelution coming on
I'd love it to be easy but I - might be wrong.

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released November 8, 2016
Jim Beckwith

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Jim Beckwith Los Angeles, California

Jim Beckwith is a singer with a unique and compelling voice; a soulful texture that draws on influences from jazz and pop to R&B and voices from around the world. His voice has been called 'a male Sade' and something like 'a refined Sting'. Songs with lyrics that make you think and feel. Jim has players on his CD that play with artists like Sting, Stevie Wonder and James Taylor. ... more

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