Κυριακή, 25 Μαΐου 2014

«Θα ήθελα να αλλάξω τον κόσμο». "I'd Love to Change the World"

Assistants and George Frederic Watts. Hope, 1886. "I'd Love to Change the World" is a song by the British blues-rock band Ten Years After.

Written by Alvin Lee, it is the lead single from the band's 1971 album A Space in Time. It is the band's most famous and popular song, as it was their only Top 40 hit, peaking at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The song was written and sung by Alvin Lee. The song reflects the widespread confusion concerning world events in the timeframe when it was written. With lyrics such as "Tax the rich, feed the poor/ till there are no rich no more," one interpretation is that the song is an ironic commentary on the standard countercultural position on social issues. However, it seems doubtful that Alvin Lee intended the couplet "Tax the rich, feed the poor" to be read as "supply side economics set to music." The chorus of "I'd love to change the world/ but I don't know what to do/ so I'll leave it up to you," adds an ironic twist, since changing the world is unlikely with a simple rock song, but can be read as an exhortation to action. The song features a folk-inspired chord pattern to support the melody.

“.. I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you …”
τραγουδούν και προβληματίζονται οι Ten Years After στο «I‘d Love to Change the World», από το άλμπουμ  «A Space in Time» (1971).

Ο τίτλος “Space in Time” θυμίζει… τον Albert Einstein, που συμβούλευε ότι στις περιπτώσεις φαινομενικά άλυτων προβλημάτων: «Δεν μπορούμε να λύσουμε τα προβλήματά μας χρησιμοποιώντας τον ίδιο τρόπο σκέψης που χρησιμοποιήσαμε όταν τα δημιουργήσαμε»…