Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer Lyrics


One, two, one, two, three

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)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (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 on(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)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (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)
Waiting on the world to change

And we're still waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change

One day our generation
Is gonna rule the population
So we keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
No we keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change.

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Written by: John Mayer

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Dani Higgason

This song hits different in 2020

Clarissa Gafoor

even more so now it`s 2021 - and things are even more nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!

Broderick Keith

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John Paul Walsh

Kick
Ass

Adam Swiggity Swooty

And 2021

One One

Always been into this song And the meaning sad the 🌎 been like this it's just hit home for us 😞🙏🤍

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Anarcho Syndicalism

Does everybody here literally ignore the message of the song? It has nothing to do with racism, at least not centrally. It's about poverty, corruption, imperialism and how no amount of protesting will ever be heard. It's about the feeling of not being able to change anything and having to live on doing nothing about it. Don't ever believe what your country's media tells you (Yes especially you America), they will always deceive you to suffer for their own interests. Like this so others can see.

Ran Fa Li

Absolutely agree with you

RJCHOICE

Speaking as a songwriter:
You didn't write it so it will say to you what you want it to say. What I hear is just as valid.
Nothing you've said about its message to you is mutually exclusive to class, race, gender, and or systemic injustice.
It's not all about you dude. lol

Anarcho Syndicalism

@megan schulze The civil rights movement has had effect. War protests have not. Nixon who is in the music video did not do anything to listen to protesters in the Vietnam War. He just escalated it by invading Laos and Cambodia instead. He brought troops home but replaced them with ARVN. The private enterprises do not care what color the elites are as long as they make them profit. cough cough Obama cough cough Lloyd Austin

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