Song Analysis

Topics: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam Pages: 4 (836 words) Published: May 17, 2015

History Project: Song Analysis

Song Analysis: “Revolution” by The Beatles

Student’s Name: C. Adianto Tanata
Student ID#: 20020013
Teacher: Ida Ayu Utami Sundari
Due Date:18 May 2015
Word Count:765
Lesson Objectives: Student will investigate the climate on the home front during the Vietnam War by analyzing Vietnam War protest music.

The Vietnam War, also known as the second Indochina war or the 10,000-day war, is one of the biggest wars in history, involving the United States of America, South Vietnam and North Vietnam. Vietnam War begins in the year of 1946 and has killed more than 3 million people including 58,000 American troops. (Vietnam War, 2015).War became more dramatic when clips and videos of the war are broadcasted through the television and are viewed by billions of people around the world. Since then, people began to protest to the government about the war, which is inhumane and violent. Popular bands and vocalist started to act and show their expression through music they made. John Lennon and Paul McCarthy started to make a song called “Revolution”, which is sing by one of the most legendary band, The Beatles.

John Lennon and Paul McCarthy expressed their opinions through the “Revolution” song. It was the first political song that they both had written. The song tells us mostly about the criticism about the war to the government. (An Analysis of the Song Revolution, 2010). In the first six lines of the song, which sounds: You know we all want revolution

Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You know we all want evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

can tell that they both wants revolution same as what the government wants. Government and people against them has the same goals to change the world, but in the different way. Government wants everything to be instant, which is by war, while people against it want the world change in...
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