We recently heard this song by Seu Jorge and Sandra De Sa. I am pretty sure there is an English-language song, from the 1970s maybe, with the same melody, but I just can't identify it. The Portuguese lyrics are unrelated to the English-language song.

I vaguely think one of the English lyrics might be "something something revolution . . . something something institution." Or "solution"? Maybe the backup singers are repeating "say it again, say it again." I hope someone will just recognize the tune!


Your lyrics are from the 1968 Beatles' song Revolution, but the melody isn't much of a match. To be honest, this isn't a very melodic song --there's a lot of songs that have a similar groove.

My other best guess would be Michael Franti's "Yell Fire", but that's from 2006. That's really just a shot in the dark, however --as I said, the melody isn't really super distinctive.

  • No definitely not that Beatles song. This is would be more in the style of maybe the Allman Brothers or someone like that. – Jill the Pill Sep 23 '20 at 16:55
  • Thanks for trying – Jill the Pill Sep 23 '20 at 16:58

Looks like you are looking for Jim Capaldi's "Don't Let Them Control You" (from 1983 album "Fierce Heart").

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