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I'd Love to Change the World
Ten Years After Lyrics

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me, where is sanity?
Tax the rich, feed the poor
'Til there are no rich no more

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding, economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money? No, not poor me

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Oh, yeah

World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

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Written by: Alvin Lee

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

David Levine

this is one of those songs that when i hear it, i am back in my friend's apartment hearing it for the first time the week it was released. he had just gotten a massive kickass MacIntosh powered JBL sound system and he was spinning it on a brand new top of the line Dual turntable.

when i am out in R&R clubs i have requested this song to the point that when i walk into certain bars and clubs now the DJ has it cranking within minutes without me having to request it.

the other album we listened to that incredible night was Tonto's Expanding Head Band's first album, Zero Time which was released 2 months earlier.

it really isn't hyperbole to say, they don't make music like they used to.

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August 1971, leaving for Vietnam. I survived and I'm listening to this today, April 11, 2022.

Noah Gyles

Welcome home!


I was born some 24 years later in a different country but reading a story like this, while listening to this song invokes strong imagines of what life might have been like then. Amazing the power that music has to both connect generations and teach the story of a different time.

diego bonoli


Adam honda xr250l

It's my birthday April 11th rock on brother


You put amazing images in my mind, thank you for your service

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Lonnie Dobbs

I'm 62 y/o and have heard this song countless times and I have always liked it. Just now, I played it for my son (who is 6 y/o) for the first time. He has never heard it before. He wanted to give it Three thumbs up. He thought it was awesome, too! 👍👍👍😁

Nando M

62 and still bringing MEN into this world. That's wtf we do!!!!

Luke Callin

Damn your son 6

Ekhart Troll

Theo vons dad

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