On revolution’s plainly wrong
Should study him with contemplation
And get their head out of their bong.
There hasn’t been a steely teacher
Of revolution since this preacher:
A man who changed the whole damned world
And opened up the red flag furled.
A product of his time and placing
Some things went wrong and some went right
And capital is still our plight.
Who’d advocate we go erasing
His heritage will surely lose
The time he spent. He paid our dues.