Willow’s soul song is “Waiting on the World to Change,” by John Mayer.
In my experience, people tend to have strong opinions about this song. It was hailed for quite some time as an inspirational / hopeful anthem. And then one day, people suddenly paid attention to the lyrics and there was a lot of chatter about how “we shouldn’t wait for the world to change. We should become that change!”
(I do agree with that statement, by the way.)
I’m not really here to defend the song – only to explain why it’s perfect for Willow. To me, the song is about feeling helpless in a scary world, but also feeling hopeful for the future. Read the rest of this entry