Original Lyrics


The R/Evolution will not be televised,
NDA/d or incentivized.

The R/Evolution will not be patented,
DRM'd or proprietized.

There will be no Tivoisation to control you.
There will be no binary blobs to spy on you,
no nagware to pry your money from you,
or a rootkit to pre-fit,
like the BMG baloney
that harmed the modern Army:
CDs played in secret bases,
Classified files sent to Sony.

There will be no back-door co-processor
in your computer to allow the NSA
and every other TLA
to bring us one step closer
to the day where Sovereignty
is a word from History.

The R/Evolution will not be televised:
The R/Evolution will not be televised.
Your freedom from reasons you don't know
or even care about, exchanged for convenience
or profit or meta-data or the contents of
your pocket, stolen without your knowledge
but you signed your rights away with a
Hobson's Choice, your friends ostracising
you unless you join Facebook or Wechat.

Your cash will not be refused in favour of Wechat or Paypal.
Your money is still worthless in India because you
didn't put it into the globally-controlled
bank in time - the one that did a deal with America
in violation of The Sovereign Right of Nations.

Your credit card or your phone will not spy on you by
running Java in the card without your knowledge,
or use a fingerprint reader that can be faked
with gelatine or a mathematical algorithm.

Without the R/Evolution
There will be no V for Vendetta,
You'll be staring at a beretta
for sharing files that much better
than the RIAA or the Mafia
ever did.

Your friends will not know
about the Internet Ghetto
because they're in it already:
when you're joined by so many
you can't call it Net Neutrality
if you agreed to the FCC's perfidity
by funding the only Telco Monopoly
that's in your vicinity.

No my friends: The R/Evolution will not
be televised because the Internet's
corporatised, controlled and illegalised:
Tim Cook's words "we did it to ourselves"
ringing in our ears like bells,
our defense shouted out
"I HAD NOTHING TO HIDE"
as your health insurance climbs
or your airport flight denied
because the DNA of someone whose name rhymes
with yours was a "perfect match".

Mythbusters re-runs will not be televised,
they will be hounded by Texas Instruments
for trying to tell you that RFID is insecure:
the chips in your bank card, your ID card,
your dog or your employee: just
another word for your slave who has no rights
to profit from their own creativity.

The R/Evolution will not be televised,
because nobody will own a television.
They'll be staring at a smartphone
that they think they own
sitting next to half a dozen people in
a restaurant, all silent, only laughing
out loud because someone made
a joke on a Facebook group everyone
at the table is in.
Except it's not funny
when it comes to paying the bill,
when everyone learns that their
credit cards are declined because
Facebook shared it with Experian
in real time
and the joke contained the word "wasted".

You thought you could trust Elon's Neural Lace?
You never read science fiction to your disgrace
You think there won't be bugs in the hardware
that allow someone to hack you,
torture you,
control you,
abuse you
and millions like you:
Zombies mind-controlled through their Neural Lace
Software's insecurity with passwords "admin, admin".

In the R/Evolution
There will be no devolution
Of Power.
We will take back control of our minds
our computers
and our data.

There will be
no more bowing to the majority
or the Corporate-driven authority
as it will be our responsibility
to fund companies ethically
not live in mental poverty
which puts convenience over a history
of misuse and abuse through technology.

The R/Evolution will not be televised:
The R/Evolution will not be televised.
Our Evolution and the solution
will be live.