Change
Sean Kingston Lyrics


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Change, change, change
Change, change, change

[Chorus]
Oh I wish I had the power, the power to change the world
But I'm just one man trying to do it on my own
Oh I wish I had the power, the power to change the world
But I'm just one man trying to do it on my own
Can someone help me? (change the world)
Can somebody help me? (change the world)

Everyday I saw you there chilling on the corner
Puffing on crack and Marijuana
Because I know how your life is
Nobody just be guiding, no

Hope to see black people living longer
Also less kids without fathers
We should all come together
Please stop fighting and killing each other

It's what happens when your living in the street life
It's so dark and you don't get sunlight
People seeing why you don't get treated right
But I'm a try to change it

[Chorus]

Many people living off welfare
Hoping things get better next year
But I'm covered in tears
So many sick without health care

Too many innocent people dying
And I don't know why
You gotta keep your eyes open even when your rolling
As days go by

It's what happens when your living in the street life
It's so dark and you don't get sunlight
People seeing why you don't get treated right
But I'm a try to change it

[Chorus]

Somebody change the world
We've got little boys and little girls
Growing up on this sinful earth
Oh whats happening?

I don't know, but please tell me
We've got all these criminals and discretes
Killing people for no reason
I don't know why





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

"Change" by Sean Kingston is a song that expresses the singer's desire to change the world for the better, but he feels limited by his own ability as just one man. The song begins with a repetition of "Change, change, change", perhaps symbolizing the singer's own hope for change. The chorus includes the phrase "I wish I had the power, the power to change the world, but I'm just one man trying to do it on my own", reflecting the singer's sense of powerlessness. He begs for help, saying "Can someone help me? Can somebody help me?".


The verses of the song focus on social issues, particularly those affecting African Americans living in urban areas. The second verse mentions that the singer sees people "chilling on the corner, puffing on crack and marijuana" and he understands that they lack guidance. He wishes that there were more opportunities for black people to live longer lives and for fewer children to grow up without fathers. He implores people to come together and stop fighting and killing each other.


The third verse touches on economic disparities and healthcare, as well as the problem of innocent people dying. The lyrics suggest that the root of these issues lies in the harsh realities of street life, which deprives people of sunlight and the ability to get treated fairly. Sean Kingston hopes to change the situation, but recognizes that he cannot do it alone.


Line by Line Meaning

Change, change, change
The repeated chant of the word "change" represents the main message of the song: a plea for change in the world.


Oh I wish I had the power, the power to change the world
The singer wishes he had the power to change the world, but is aware that it's not possible for one person alone to do so.


But I'm just one man trying to do it on my own
The singer acknowledges that he alone can't make a significant change to the world.


Can someone help me? (change the world)
The singer asks for help from others to make a change in the world.


Can somebody help me? (change the world)
Similar to the previous line, the singer asks for someone to assist him in his mission to make a difference in the world.


Everyday I saw you there chilling on the corner
The singer sees someone every day hanging out on the street corner.


Puffing on crack and Marijuana
The person he sees every day is smoking drugs.


Because I know how your life is
The singer empathizes with the person's situation and understands how their life must be difficult.


Nobody just be guiding, no
The person doesn't have anyone to guide them or offer them direction in life.


Hope to see black people living longer
The singer desires to see people of color live longer lives.


Also less kids without fathers
The singer hopes to see fewer children growing up without fathers.


We should all come together
The singer wants everyone to work together towards making the world a better place.


Please stop fighting and killing each other
The singer pleads for people to stop fighting and murdering one another.


It's what happens when your living in the street life
The singer references the harsh realities of living in poverty and on the street.


It's so dark and you don't get sunlight
Being in poverty is like living in darkness, where it's difficult to see any hope or a way out.


People seeing why you don't get treated right
The singer recognizes that people living in poverty are often mistreated and not given the opportunities they need to change their lives.


But I'm a try to change it
Despite the challenges and difficulties, the singer is still determined to make a change.


Many people living off welfare
The singer notes that many people rely on welfare to survive.


Hoping things get better next year
People look to the future with hope, wishing that things will improve.


But I'm covered in tears
The singer is deeply moved and saddened by the struggles people face.


So many sick without health care
The singer observes that there are many people who are sick but don't have access to healthcare.


Too many innocent people dying
The singer sees too many innocent people losing their lives.


And I don't know why
The singer reflects on the senselessness of violence and tragedy.


You gotta keep your eyes open even when your rolling
The singer advises people to be aware of their surroundings at all times, even when they're in difficult or uncomfortable situations.


As days go by
Time continues to pass, and with it, the opportunity to make a change and improve the world.


Somebody change the world
The singer once again calls for someone to step up and make a difference in the world.


We've got little boys and little girls
The singer reminds the listener that children are the future and will be affected by the changes made today.


Growing up on this sinful earth
Children are growing up in a world that is often cruel and unjust.


Oh whats happening?
The singer questions why the world is the way it is and why there is so much suffering and pain.


I don't know, but please tell me
The singer doesn't have an answer to the question he poses but is asking for someone to provide him with answers.


We've got all these criminals and discretes
The singer notes the prevalence of crime and dishonest behavior in society.


Killing people for no reason
The singer is disturbed by the senseless violence and murder that happens in the world.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jillian Rose Banks, Tim Anderson

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Comments from YouTube:

@MateusGd89

Impressionante a facilidade do Sean em compor grandes singles !
Som inspiracional demais!

@LucasAlves-ew5sx

essa musica fez parte da minha adolescencia. tempos bom

@nt0d01993

This song is so inspirational, Sean Kingston is a legend.

@larzdebest

i m sitting here listening already for 1 hour. This song is just beautiful

@111Sikunt1111

Respect for dis song sometimes i feel like shit won't change, I seen too much shit in my life, Seen friends get shot and shit, never talk about it but it lives inside

@jean-hussondondong9621

Le meilleur sont. Il réveille les émotions. Vraiment génial

@paulinakaprys

this song will change the world

@Vizlord

this would be one song tht well NEVER DIE

@luckiestaith9498

i rilly in love with the song
Has a clear message with simple english.
Thumbs up

@callumsweeney4308

Used to play this song on repeat whilst playing GTA San Andreas. 12 years later I'm still listening to it tf

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