“Waiting on the world to change” by Jon Meyer
It isn’t my favorite song or anything, but if it comes on the radio I’ll bop my head along to it. That being said, the lyrics drive me mad:
The rest of the lyrics are here.
The basic message is that Jon Meyer and his friends would like to change the world, but…they can’t. People don’t expect them to do anything great, the news is (gasp!) biased, and “the fight ain’t fair”. Um…what? Is that a valid reason not to do anything about the world? People don’t expect any better of you? Seriously? Why don’t you prove them wrong if you care so much? Why would you let what people think affect you if you actually wanted to do something? It’s not like they’re standing in front of your door brandishing a wet trout to slap you with. Just go and do something! The news is biased. Well, no shit, sherlock. Try and parse the information you get. Read between the lines. Find news sources that aren’t so biased. Yeah, I get it, no one understands you, nothing you do would matter, and life just isn’t fair. Get over it. You are in a position to change the world. You can actually make a difference. Stop being a frigging whiner and stand up for yourself and your world.
The message of this song is lazy, irresponsible, and dangerous. I know, it’s just a song, but it bugs the hell out of me.