John Mayer

John Mayer’s song, “Waiting on the World to Change” is a song about a generation that have been ignoring world problems and the power that is lacking.  His thought on the song are that people believe if they actually do try the change anything to better the world, it will most likely go unnoticed.  It is a song about hope that one day people will not be afraid to stand up for what they believe in and actually help to change.  This message is not angry or mean but a message about “discontent in world conditions”.  It enforces a generation that watching does nothing, that any act can change the world and to not fear taking an action.  The song recieved great reviews and many were moved by the message; leading to a grammy nomination and a win.  The song was recently used on the So You Think You Can Dance, choreographed on the dancers which got much recognition.

 

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~ by kranz86 on May 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “John Mayer”

  1. What kind of dance did they do to this song? In some ways this reminds me of the sentiments of punk, which generally lacked hope in political change, though you are right that it lacks the anger or sarcasm of punk. What do you think about the idea of waiting as a political strategy?

  2. i have many friends who are john mayer fans and up until now i’ve listened to this song and never really paid any attention to the lyrics. this song definitely introduces the issue of the current wartime state of our world. our soldiers who are sent over seas to serve their countries while we continue to wait. waiting on their action, decisions that are made by our government to actually make some impact or change. citizens of the u.s. continue to wait, waiting on change as the song implies.

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