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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Waiting Patiently to Free the Slaves



















From the moment we are born we are taught why we are different to others and we start erecting invisible barriers and monuments to seperateness because we are different. Then we become teenagers and realise we need to rebel because its all bullsh*t, but it is all too late as most of us are sucked into the world of division; we end up as slaves of our disjointed ideas of seperateness and spend the rest of our lives trying to free ourselves and/or others.

The following is the lyrics to John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change. It leaves one with a feeling of despair, but also hope for the future:

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 on the world to change
we keep on 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 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 on the world to change
we keep on 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 on the world to change

and we're still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change