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Ten Years After – I'd Love to Change the World Lyrics 9 years ago
I know there is a lot of debate concerning the political position of this song. And, I don't really know much about the band or their personal lives, and I can understand how someone could read "Everywhere is freaks and hairies/ dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity" and interpret it to be against something, but...
When I listen to the song what I feel is CONFUSION, and I get sense of being OVERWHELMED.
Perhaps the reason there isn't really one clear, agreeing consensus as to what the song "really means" is that it is MEANT to be ambiguous, because the voice is confused and doesn't know what "political party" to be apart... The voice doesn't know if you should tax the rich to feed the poor or not. It's like, this side says do this to make things better, this side does the opposite...
So, the voice would love to change the world, and do something positive, but doesn't know HOW to. After all, the chorus does state, "I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do."

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm Lyrics 9 years ago
I feel as though I can really relate to this song, or should I say, I feel as though I can relate to this feeling. Because that's really what I get from this song, feeling. I mean, having bad parents/ parents that hurt you (physically or emotionally), is a very hard thing to go through. It can be confusing. It can make you feel so lost. It can make you feel so helpless. I remember growing up, which can really be a tough thing to do on its own... I can remember being so angry, but how being angry didn't change my parents. I could get so angry, but it didn't stop them from hurting me. There was one point when I wanted to hurt myself, out of spite, being so angry at my parents- like, "I'll show you, you'll be sorry for hurting me, I may not be able to hurt you, but look how hurt you made me hurt myself." But besides that, there's this really tender aspect to it. Like, deep down inside your just a kid, a kid trying to make his way in the world, only ever wanting the best.

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