At the end of the day …. “Waiting on the World to Change”!!


~~October 29, 2014~~ 

I was driving home this afternoon, taking my time, listening to the music on the radio and this song started playing. I know it’s a song that was a hit for John Mayer a while ago. However, I was listening to the words this time. 

The lyrics brought home to me that many are aware of what is really going on in this world. It made me wonder where will the spirit to bring change about come from. 

I’m on the way out. I’m a baby boomer, my generation has done all that could be done when the time arose. Change was affected then. However, rather than advance, our society has gone back in time. 

Now, it’s the time for the new generation. 

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The song’s theme centers on the singer and his generation’s inaction in regard to current world conditions. However, he attributes this inaction to a lack of power:

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

He also laments the corruption among leaders:

One day our generation
Is gonna rule the population
So we keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

John Mayer confirmed this feeling of discontent between the leaders and that led to an interview with The Advocate, explaining the song this way: “It’s saying, ‘Well, I’ll just watch American Idol because I know that if I were engaged in changing anything for the better, or the better as I see it, it would go unnoticed or be completely ineffective.’ A lot of people have that feeling.” Even so, the song alludes to hope for the future, with the singer intoning that with his generation’s ascension to power, things will change:

It’s not that we don’t care,
We just know that the fight ain’t fair

Politics was a topic that Mayer had not previously tackled. On his decision to include a politically tinged song, he commented, “You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor. So in that sense it’s become more of an acceptable thing to comment on because it’s just so much of a white elephant.”

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“Waiting On The World To Change”

“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 …. “

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Music video by John Mayer. (C) 2006 AWARE RECORDS LLC

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A message from Barbra …. her album “Partners”!!


~~September 24, 2014~~

I received my copy in the mail yesterday. And I ordered the “Deluxe CD” which has several other duets she’s done before. My treat …. Her voice continues to be impeccable. The choice of songs and partners is excellent. 

I was particularly touched by the one with her son Jason Gould. 

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In her own words: 

“Hearing the news that “Partners” entered the charts at #1 was an overwhelming feeling of joy!!

Being told that I’ve had #1 albums in six consecutive decades makes me feel truly blessed and grateful to have such loyal fans. I feel you rooting for me and I so appreciate all of your energy and support.

It’s especially sweet since I get to share this moment with my wonderfully talented partners who I had the pleasure of singing with: Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Babyface, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Josh Groban, my beloved son Jason Gould…and last but not least, Elvis Presley…forever The King!

Finally, thank you to Rob Stringer and my Columbia Records family, my manager Marty Erlichman, my creative team on this project – Kenny Edmonds, Walter Afanasieff, Dave Reitzas, Bill Ross, and Jay Landers…and Ken Sunshine for getting the word out… we did it guys!!

With lots of love,
Barbra

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The track listing for “Partners”

“It Had To Be You” (with Michael Bublé)
“People” (with Stevie Wonder)
“Come Rain Or Come Shine” (with John Mayer)
“Evergreen” (with Babyface)
“New York State Of Mind” (with Billy Joel)
“I’d Want It To Be You” (with Blake Shelton)
“The Way We Were” (with Lionel Richie)
“I Still Can See Your Face” (with Andrea Bocelli)
“How Deep Is The Ocean” (with son Jason Gould)
“What Kind Of Fool” (with John Legend)
“Somewhere” (with Josh Groban)
“Love Me Tender” (with Elvis Presley)

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~~Partners Trailer~~

~~Published on Sep 5, 2014~~

Music video by Barbra Streisand performing Partners Trailer.

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