Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August The songwriter wants to change the world but doesn't know what to do.
So maybe the song is about shutting off the noise from the media and start to change the world in your own way from what you can do for the greater good. See things clearly about saving the whole world and not looking for the conflicts between the labels the media, politicians and others create. That's a retty radical idea. Politicians would be against it since they would not be able to leverage their positions left, right or indifferent and media outlets would fear that their viewership would drop if the three or four faces on their split screens all agreed with each other.
It reminds me aof a line from a Hendrix song "I'm the one that's going to die when it is time for me to die so let me live my life the way I want to". What I later realized is that it is about setting aside the media and labeling, and it is about living your life. So what do you think? There was an error. I think you have the only intelligent response here. I created an account just to tell this. Thank you! Flag rywhiskey on October 19, Ditto and amen. Flag astralbias on December 20, Now that you mention how the lyrics tie in with the " Flag KillerKenny on October 31, General Comment I first loaded this song onto my mp3 player because of its brilliant guitar play, and I have to admit that when I first heard the lyrics "Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more," I was a bit ticked off.
But then on my jog today I listened to the song a bit more closely: I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do So I'll leave it up to you And then, of course, there's the rest of the lyrics. This song just doesn't come across as something prescriptive - it's merely descriptive. The song features a folk-inspired chord pattern to support the melody. It peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot in Billy Walker of Sounds wrote that the "acoustic guitar, echoing vocals, and electric guitar build up the tempo with very good cool electric passages by Alvin [Lee], and while there's nothing new developing it's a very nice track".
The band and Lee never quite matched the song's supple power in their later efforts, but this song is representation enough of their awesome artistry. Eric Clapton. Talk Don't Bother Me. Roll Over Beethoven. Tell Mama. Johnny B. Bridge of Sighs Remaster. Robin Trower.
All Your Love. San Franciscan Nights. Eric Burdon And The Animals. Man of the World. A storming blues and boogie band from the U. While the group was also capable of moody pop and acoustic-based material as heard on 's A Space in Time, whose single "I'd Like to Change the World" was their greatest American hit , it was the group's raw blues-based music that remained their trademark, powered by Lee's high-speed guitar figures.
While their original run would end in , Ten Years After would reunite in the '80s, and they continue to record and tour more than 50 years after they started out. Group leader Jay would keep the band together through a large number of personnel changes, and in , drummer Ric Lee signed on following the departure of the band's previous timekeeper, Dave Quickmire.
In , Jay and his band, now dubbed the Jaybirds, moved to London to take on a lucrative gig serving as the backing band for a popular British vocal group, the Ivy League. Around this time, keyboard player Chick Churchill came on board, and soon, he along with Alvin, Leo, and Ric decided to strike out on their own without Ivan Jay.
Ten Years After were soon gigging steadily, including holding down a residency at London's Marquee Club, and in , after an appearance at the Windsor Jazz Festival earned praise in the music press, the quartet signed a record deal with Deram Records, the progressive subsidiary of the U. Decca label. Divided between originals by Alvin Lee and covers of blues classics, Ten Years After's self-titled debut released in didn't capture the group's on-stage fire, so for their second LP, 's Undead, they documented a show at a small club where TYA could stretch out on blues jams, and the group unveiled a raucous new number, "I'm Going Home.
As heavy touring spread the word about the act, TYA released the first of two albums in February, Stonedhenge, which charted at number But it was Ssssh, which came out in August, that broke big in America, peaking at number 20, in part thanks to their revved-up cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and partly due to the press attention generated by their showstopping appearance at Woodstock that same summer. It would cement their reputation for decades to come when their rendition of "I'm Going Home" appeared in the documentary about the festival, Woodstock.But then on my jog today I listened to the song a bit more closely: I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do So I'll leave it up to you And then, of course, there's the rest of the lyrics. This song just doesn't come across as something prescriptive - it's merely descriptive. Anyone I knew that knew who Ten Years After were.