Waiting On the World to Change Lyrics by John Mayer


John Mayer Lyrics

Waiting On the World to Change Lyrics
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
(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

Waiting On the World to Change Info:

• The song is about this generation's inaction about current world conditions and John's belief about corruption among leaders

• The single was released on August of 2006, peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Track chart

• John Mayer wrote this song for his 2006 studio album, Continuum. John co-produced this song with Steve Jordan

• In February 2007, this song won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

• The music video was directed by Philip Andelman and shows Mayer walking down East River (New York City) while commissioned graffiti artists spray paint messages relating to the song on billboards.




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