“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 can 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),
Waiting on the world to change,
We keep on waiting (waiting),
Waiting on the world to change”
— John Mayer 2006.
That song reached number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart, and remained there for over a year. It is Mayer’s most successful single to date (both in sales and chart positions).
When you listen closely to the lyrics of the song, it’s spooky. They are as profound today as they were in 2006. In fact, more profound today. That’s the difference between something good and something great. The moment greatness is recognized by the herd, it jettisons to the top of the heap, and stays there indefinitely. Doesn’t matter if it’s a song, screenplay, video, book, performance or product. If it’s great, word spreads fast and we all clamor for more.
Important because throughout history, even in the darkest of times, people were inspired and enriched and often dependent on art to help get them through tough times. And thank God we have an abundance of great art and plenty of outspoken, higher-conscious artists & treps, like you, to help us get us through the tough times we face today.