Saturday, January 20, 2007

Waiting On the World to Change

Mr. B. Bacon has a comment on my previous post that made me think of this latest song by John Mayer:

me and all my friends
we're all misunderstood
they say we stand for nothing and
there's no way we ever could
now we see everything that's going wrong
with the world and those who lead it
we just feel like we don't have the means
to rise above and beat it

so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's hard to beat the system
when we're standing at a distance
so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
now if we had the power
to bring our neighbors home from war
they would have never missed a Christmas
no more ribbons on their door
and when you trust your television
what you get is what you got
cause when they own the information, oh
they can bend it all they want

that's why we're waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's not that we don't care,
we just know that the fight ain't fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

and we're still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

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This song has become a sort of anthem. Pretty passive anthem, don't you think? Not much of a protest song. I think I'll keep waiting...

Until the real thing comes along.

2 comments:

bobby bacon said...

Waiting is okay... as long as it doesn't fall to Winnie the Pooh’s Eyore... “Oh what’s the use?”

Computing capabilities doubles every 18 months. So it is matter of time before AI. And problems such as Global Warming will have strategies developed from Artificial Intelligence. Hopefully AI won't include the elimination of mankind as the ultimate solution to save the planet. LOL

Smiles... waiting… yep… resisting until my last breath the radical right and left.

Larry Keiler said...

That's the very thing about this song that concerns me...not much sign of hope...except for the lines that say "one day our generation is gonna rule the population". And what then? Mayer doesn't say. He's waiting.

When I first heard this tune, I almost immediately thought of another one...from the 80s I think...by Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan, called Tick Tock. The refrain goes:
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, people
Time's tickin' away.

A more idealistic song. But also a better one, to my way of thinking.

AI? You're quoting the back story of the Matrix trilogy. If you've never checked that out, you should some time. It's part of the extra features in the boxed edition. They put a lot of thought and work into that.

You know the old saying, "All things in moderation. Except moderation."

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