Where's the Revolution


  • The lead single off Spirit is a slow-building call-to-arms in which lead singer Dave Gahan encourages people to question the power systems that control their daily lives and start a revolution. The song was written by band member Martin Gore.

    The train is coming
    So get on Board
    Get on board

    Gagan told Rolling Stone: "Martin wrote it in a very sarcastic, English way."
  • Dave Gahan sees the call for change in this song as being humanistic rather than political. "I wouldn't call this a political album, because I don't listen to music in a political way," he said. "But it's definitely about humanity, and our place in that."

    "If we want things to change, a revolution, we need to talk about it and about caring about what goes on in the world," Gahan continued. "It doesn't seem the way things are in London. We seem to be going in another direction, and I think Martin felt like he needed to express that."
  • The song's title omits the question mark, possibly because the query is purely rhetorical.
  • The song was released on February 3, 2017, which was the 20th anniversary of Ultra's lead single "Barrel of a Gun."


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