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Waiting on the World to Change [Clean]

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September 12, 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: September 12, 2006
  • Release Date: September 12, 2006
  • Label: Aware/Columbia
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  • Duration: 3:21 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001BKRX6W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,811 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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The listener then identifies with the song, and is like, "Yeah, that's how I feel!"
Flap Jackson
The music is mellow and the way JM phrases the melody he wrote combined with the bells playing the hook it almost sounds like a lullaby.
Brian J. Flax
I first heard this song on a tv show and have really liked it ever since that first time of hearing it .
Coquise Elliott

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian J. Flax on March 8, 2010
Most artist have a defining moment...a song or an album that they will be associated with for the rest of their lives.

Most of those artist's have written songs of empowerment and hope.

examples:

Sam Cooke and "A Change Is Gonna Come"

Marvin Gaye and "Whats Going On"

Curtis Mayfield "People Get Ready"

Bob Dylan "Blowin In The Wind"

Isaac Hayes and "Soulsville"

Bobby Womack and "American Dream"

Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie "We Are The World"

John Mayer reminds me of a few of these artist's all wrapped up in one

He has the Soul of Marvin Gaye

The Directness Of Sam Cooke

and the Finesse of Curtis Mayfield.

I love this song..truly with all of my heart..i fell in love with it the first time i heard it and i am still in love with it.

The music is mellow and the way JM phrases the melody he wrote combined with the bells playing the hook it almost sounds like a lullaby.

There is a new version on a CD Called "YES WE CAN VOICES OF A GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT" that has excerpts of President Barack Obama's speech in it that i love.

It sent chills through me to hear his speech in the song just as Dr. MLK Jr. sent chills through me while he was speaking in Bobby Womacks song "American Dream"

I wish J-May the best of success and i feel that "Waiting On The World To Change" will be the song that will define him and his career for years to come.
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The catchy radio-sensation is a quite interesting listen, and it really speaks the the artistic integrity and under-lying political side of Mr. Mayer. Why the strange chorus? Well if Mayer sung "We're going to change, we're going to change the world," he figured that the listener would be like, "Yeah, I'm going to change this station." But as is, it's a call for change, and speaks more directly with more impact. The listener then identifies with the song, and is like, "Yeah, that's how I feel!" And this is by no means an anti-war track as some have made it to be. If he is anti-war, it's not explicitly stated in the least bit, in this song. This is a change track, to which I wonder where I could fit an Obama reference in here or there, or somewhere/anywhere.

Cap all this off with some ultra catchy vibes floating around, and more great guitar work, and you got a true winner. I'm just amazed the radio crowd embraced it so much. I guess all hope is not lost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Skunk_Master on February 6, 2014
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This purchase was easy and I got my music right away. I did not have any problems with this purchase.
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John Mayer is a decidedly `hit or miss' kind of artist. He's a soft-rocker who would be more at home on the Adult Contemporary charts. But, his sex appeal makes him a mainstream darling. The tradeoff with that is that he has some songs that are too slow and plodding to be properly enjoyed by some.

"Waiting on the World to Change" is just such a song. It wants to inspire people as one of those socially conscious songs about current events. Some people view this song that way. However, the music is just too dull for me to care much about the message.
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By Coquise Elliott on January 17, 2014
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I first heard this song on a tv show and have really liked it ever since that first time of hearing it . I would recommend it to anyone who likes rock music but not hard rock . Myers has a great voice and does an excellent job on this . My husband says it is an anti war song but if you can get past that I think you will like it ! Try it , if you like John Myers music I believe you will love this song !
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By Amazon Customer on September 4, 2013
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THIS IS THE FIRST ALBUM II HAVE BOUGHT OF JOHN MAYERS. I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT ALL THE HYPE WAS ABOUT. IT WAS SURPRISINGLY GOOD. I ACTUALLY LOVED THE ENTIRE ALBUM.
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By Bob Johns on August 14, 2013
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He is at his very best. Good listening. If you like John Mayer's music you will be very pleased. Play this at your next party and make a hit with your friends.
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By darlin on January 30, 2014
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Mayer's music is terrific. I love listening to him sing and play ... especially the song "Gravity". Will buy more of Mayer's music when I can.
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