I heard that it was a good idea to explain the meanings behind your songs to help people connect better with both the artist and the song, so I figured I would try it out. Today, i would like to tell you about the inspiration behind my song “How To Change The World”. Also, it gives me a chance to share a sketch about the song which was done by a fantasy football blogger freind of mine, Tom Van Wyhe.
The theme of this song comes from my frustration with and my desire to reach out to two types of people;
1) People who complain…
…about everything going on around them and not doing anything about it. I know these types of people very well because I was one for a long time and still have to remind myself to this day.
2) People that simply choose to vote for one team…
…or the other as if there are only two – when neither team has done squat for years and years – and then expect things to change. Again, for years I was one of these people.
My Humble Advice
My humble advice (in the chorus) and fictional example of someone making a difference (last verse) both come from personal observation, many years of reading, and advice from people who know. I truly believe that we can all change things for the better but we have to start with ourselves and work outward. Like Ghandi said “You must be the change you wish to see in this world”.
So I guess when it is all said and done, my belief is that the answer to “Change The World” is to start with changing your world.
“Change The World”[audio: http://planetcorey.com/songs/Change%20The%20World.mp3]