The World Needs Change

Click image to hear the song Change by Peter Flaire.

I’ve been saying for weeks that the world seems poised to go right from the COVID era and straight into war…

My music on the album Sounds Like Jazz is not just about jazz. There is a bit of activism built into some of it. I’ve said the music is infused with lyrical themes of our times, but I never thought I’d be explaining a song within the context of war breaking out in Eastern Europe.

I’m not sure if most people understand how Russia invading the Ukraine has the potential to cause immeasurably more damage in a very short period of time compared to how the world was impacted during the last two years of the COVID era, in particular the psychological damage. Every human being who has an understanding of war is affected by it on some level. When events such as these occur we tend to defend ourselves as individuals with denial, rationalization, or minimalization. When the shock sets in we feel pain and are consciously horrified by such violence. Many want to do something to put an end to these atrocities, but it’s not in our nature to run toward a war. War is the ultimate failure of human nature.

I just read from NBC news that the Russian government is praising Putin for “saving” Ukraine with an invasion. I’ve seen enough of this kind of propaganda for one lifetime, and I know given there were Russian people in St Petersburg who protested the invasion I’m not alone.

Some people believe in the power of politics. I think the political machine has become too corrupt to do that anymore. I believe in the power of music to speak to the soul. We don’t need more weapons and bombs and heartless death. We need CHANGE. This song will continue to be posted on social media in anti-war sentiment. If you see it please share.

Change

When hearts are broken can we ever be free
I think it’s about time to let love be
Never could lose a feeling inside me
But I ain’t afraid to change
No I ain’t afraid of change

What happened to love all these years
Could it take us away while leaving us here
over the distance to bury our fears
I want to believe in change

I want to believe in change
I want to believe in change
I may be feeling alright with change
I want to believe in change
but there’s a feeling inside me

Don’t you run away, take control
of these feelings going down
I know you never mean to push it away
when we need our world to
change

What happened to hope all these years
It’s just another face stained with tears
Tell me why is it so hard to end these fears
I want to believe in change

I want to believe in change
I want to believe in change
I may be feeling alright with change
I want to believe in change

Do you want to believe
I want to believe

I ain’t afraid of change
I may be feeling alright with change
Feeling alright living my life
I ain’t afraid of change
Live my life for change
Now I’m gonna believe gonna believe
Gonna believe in change

When hearts are broken can we ever be free

To listen to the song “Change” on my first album Sounds Like Jazz, check out the BandCamp link .

Drop me a comment on Twitter where this song is now being re-Tweeted before it’s too late.

Published by peterflaire

Aspiring jazzer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and indie producer releasing music with soul that speaks to the heart spoken through the language of jazz. You can find me at BandCamp, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple iTunes, and Deezer.

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