I’d Love to Change the World

I feel like the coronavirus Covid-19 has affected my life more than the 911 tragedy did, as after the plane crashes my life went back to normal, but now I don’t know what to expect.  I would love to change the world and go back in time, so everyone could have been more prepared for this, but I guess we all have to deal with whatever consequences arise from this.  It is just awful to hear that some Republican senators quietly dumped their stocks after a classified coronavirus briefing, where they learned that the crisis would be worse than the White House was admitting and as Trump officials were urging Americans to buy into the market.  They should all be sent to jail for insider trading.  Any way Alvin Lee once thought that he would like to change the world.

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Alvin Lee from Ten Years After wrote ‘I’d Love To Change The World’ and it charted #40 in the US after being released on their 1971 album A Space In Time which was the seventh album by the British blues rock band and this song went on to be their all-time best selling album.  ‘Change The World’ was the group’s sole entry into the Billboard Top 40, their biggest hit and most enduring song, and it turned gold and stayed on the charts for nearly half a year.  Alvin Lee thought that the world needed to change, but he had no clue how to go about that, so he is leaving it up to the rest of us to make the changes.  The song oozes with a certain sadness, and yet is achingly beautiful all the while.  Alvin Lee fashions one of his finest and most emotional leads in this…

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16 thoughts on “I’d Love to Change the World

  1. yep, I’m now in my 50s and I’ve never seen anything like this before, and agree, this and 9/11 have so far been the two “always remember” type of life-changing events so far. While life went back to normal after 9/11, it was a whole new normal. Air traffic regulations, the endless Afghan war, etc… to me the most obvious personal showing of it was crossing the border between E Ontario and upstate NY. I’d driven across that summer, was essentially just stop, pull out my drivers license , tell the border patrol I was going across to do some sight-seeing for a week, and got waved through. Next time I did the trip, I think was about 2 months after 9/11 and was stopped, had authorities from 3 different policing agencies around my car and had one with his gun pulled while they searched my car, to point of even opening a Tic Tac container to check it. And , I might add, I was middle aged and White…imagine what a Middle Eastern looking younger person would’ve gone through!
    This though is way different, and I think will leave us with a lot of permanent changes, but it’s harder to predict what they will be. Kind of like a tsunami but one rolling in real slowly. Never thought I’d be seeing people lining up before stores opened to get a package of toilet paper….

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  2. We don’t need politicians at all. They are out for their party…that is it.

    If I had the money I would buy right now. Cruise lines are way down but they will be back…so will a lot of things. I think people will go nuts when this is over. They will spend what they have…not smart but they will.

    The song is beautiful…when I think of Woodstock that song comes to mind.

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  3. I reacted the same way when Frank read the article to me today about the “insider trading”. They should all go to jail and spend more time than Martha Stewart spent in prison. This is serious! I’ve lost so much money at this point, I don’t think I will ever retire and I’m in my 50’s. But on a happy note, I’m not sick at this time, I have a great spouse to be cooped up with and my dog loves me unconditionally. I can FaceTime my kids and grandkids anytime I want! Plus, we have baby Carolina Wrens in the backyard that just hatched this week. (A post to come on that) 🙂

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      1. Thanks Jim. Birds don’t know nothing about what’s going on. Carolina Wrens are nicknamed “mouths of the south” for a reason. They are loud with a beautiful song. Take care yourself my friend!

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