The grave of Sonny Bono in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California

Sonny Bono
Desert Memorial Park
Cathedral City, California

The inscription on the stone reads: “AND THE BEAT GOES ON”
(A quote from the Sonny & Cher 1967 hit, The Beat Goes On.)


The Revolution Kind
     by Sonny Bono, 1965

I’m glad I’m here just like you
And if I say a thing or two
That doesn’t mean I’m all that mad
Or that I think this place is bad
We got a land, this land is free
And no one loves it more than me

But a man’s got a right to talk about
What’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily
Mean he’s the revolution kind

Destruction’s near we heard the moans
But I got conclusions of my own
And I got some kids I have to teach
That if somebody makes a speech
And what he says, you don’t agree
Just let him scream the man is free

’Cause a man’s got a right to talk about
What’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily
Mean he’s the revolution kind

These words have all been said before
By men who had to go to war
By men who cried and kissed their wives
By men who had to give their life
By better men, my friend, than me
That’s why this land we have is free

’Cause a man’s got a right to talk about
What’s on his mind
That doesn’t necessarily
Mean he’s the revolution kind

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