Monday, December 6, 2010

Waiting on the World to Change



Note: This video does not have captions. The audio is the song "Waiting for the World to Change" by John Mayer. For those unfamiliar with the song, I have included the lyrics below.

"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

8 comments:

Esther said...

This is so thought provoking, beautiful and moving. The little girl at the end brought tears to my eyes - I can't wait for my daughter to sign like that! (We are on a about 6 words she does meaningfully but she understands loads more.) Thanks for sharing this :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi ! Instead of waiting for the world to change, why not people themselves change themselves and change whatever is around them ? Each person does a little but a group will do much more. It is like an invention. A person invented something and he was called a mad man. But slowly his invention caught on and more and more people use it. This man and his invention changed what is considered old these days. It took just one man and his mad idea. Example the Wright brothers and their contraption call plane.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Esther,
I'm glad you saw this. I actually had you and your daughter in mind when I posted it. I want the world to change fast --for Smiling Flower. Progress has been made and there's hope for a more enlightened future.
God bless you both,
Sarah

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Anonymous,
Please see my previous post Be The Change You Want to See. You are right that one person can make an impact! Thanks for your comment.

CCACaptioning said...

Hello today upon first learning about your blog - lovely! We hope you find our blog also. Libraries are such special places :-).

May we ask you include quality captions on your video as soon as yesterday please? :-). It's so important for so many of us who have hearing loss or are deafened, and for others also.

The reality is that most of us with acquired hearing loss never become fluent in signs, and many never learn it at all.

Some call this bilingualism today, ASL and also quality captioning, wherever it's needed.

Look forward to talking more!
Lauren, founder of the CCAC
www.ccacaptioning.org - text speaks to us all....

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Lauren,
I do post captioned videos whenever possible. In this case a captioned video was unavailable. The audio is the song "Waiting for the World to Change" by John Mayer. For those unfamiliar with the song, I have added the lyrics to my original post.
Thank you for your comment.
Sarah

ccacblog said...

Hello. We really enjoy reading your blog particularly posts on the subject of captioning. Consequently we have linked your site on our blog. Could we encourage you to return the favour by linking back to us? See: http://ccacblog.wordpress.com/
For more information on our goals visit: www.ccacaptioning.org

We are tying to encourage networking of blogs/sites/people/companies with similar goals. Please join us if you like what we do. Thank you.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Lauren,
Yes, I think we have the same interest in seeing accessibility improve. I am honored that your blog is linking to mine.
I am hoping to spend time later this month restructuring my blog to include helpful resources. I would like to highlight your site there.
I will notify you when I have that completed.
All the best,
Sarah