The Revolution Will Not Be Twitterized

 

tweet-dork-bird-800x716You will not be able to stay home, brother.

You will not be able to plug in, log on and veg out.

You will not be able to lose yourself in cat videos and

Skip ads during spots for Netflix shows,

Because the revolution will not be twitterized.

 

The revolution will not be twitterized.

The revolution will not be brought to you by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

In a feed of celebrities who only respond when you tell them how great they are.

The revolution will not show you video of Obama

Singing “Let’s Stay Together” and leading a charge by Loretta Lynch,

James Comey and Joe Biden to eat

Toasted ravioli purchased at a Ferguson pizzeria.

 

The revolution will not be twitterized.

The revolution will not be simulcast on YouTube

And will not star Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum

Or Peter Griffin and his son, Stewie.

The revolution will not give your son an athletic scholarship.

The revolution will not get rid of trolls.

The revolution will not make you slay,

Because the revolution will not be twitterized.

 

There will be no video of you and Ralph Angel

Dabbing to a mashup of “Sorry” and “Panda,”

Or playing practical jokes on strangers hoping they don’t fight you before you can explain.

Nate Silver will not be able to predict the winner on 538,

Nor by using the Real Clear Politics average.

The revolution will not be twitterized.

 

There will be no video of mass shootings on autoplay.

There will be no video of mass shootings on autoplay.

There will be no posts explaining where Aleppo is and what’s going on there.

There will be no GIFs of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem

Wearing San Fran’s jersey sporting an afro bigger than

Jim Kelly’s in Three the Hard Way.

 

Trend lists about celebrity arrests, movies and which team lost last night

Will no longer be so relevant, and

No one will care about expanding beyond 140 characters

Because Americans will be marching in the streets looking for a brighter day.

The revolution will not be twitterized.

 

There will be no highlights on The Gram

And no pics of 4G activists

Using their data plans on unshared tweetstorms.

The theme song will not be written by Tom Petty or Francis Scott Key

Nor sung by Sam Smith, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood or Fifth Harmony

The revolution will not be twitterized.

 

The revolution will not be pinned to the top of your page

Above a message about tornadoes, thunderstorms and hurricanes.

You will not have to worry about a lizard selling you insurance,

A gnome taking you on a vacation or the PSI of a football.

 

The revolution will not go better with bacon.

The revolution will not cure plaque psoriasis.

The revolution will make YOU matter.

 

The revolution will not be twitterized, will not be twitterized,

Will not be twitterized, will not be twitterized.

The revolution will not be on-demand, brothers.

The revolution will be live.

Written by Solomon Alexander with some lyrics and complete inspiration from the legendary Gil-Scott Heron. Dedicated to the memory of Pierre Troupe.

 

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