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Formed in Nottingham, England, as the Jaybirds in 1965,
they abandoned their pedestrian title for a name that
slotted in with the booming underground progressive music
scene. The quartet of Alvin Lee (b. 19 December 1944,
Nottingham, England; guitar, vocals), Chick Churchill (b. 2
January 1949, Mold, Flint/Clywd, Wales; keyboards), Ric Lee
(b. 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffordshire, England;
drums) and Leo Lyons (b. 30 November 1943, Bedford,
England; bass) played a mixture of rock 'n' roll and blues
that distinguished them from the More...




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All thats changed from then is, we have learned to live in fear | Reviewer: Eugene.C
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Dropping chemicals and napalm on people seemed like the right way to get our point across .As a child i was raised with the thought of one day having to hide under my desk at school if i saw a bright flash. Songs like this ,made us all ask why !

Grow up | Reviewer: Robert Misfeldt
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Great song from the day, still brings back good memories The bottom line is this when we are young we often have imature thoughts about many things, we tend to be very liberal. In time we grow up, many of us will mature and see things very different. We become more center or right of center in our views, that is if we do mature. the song says Tax the rich feed the poor till there are no rich no more sounds like Obama. Concider this how many poor or middle class folks have you gotten a job from latly?

right vs left simplified | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

right vs left - simplified

less taxes - da!
less government -da!
jobs for everyone - da!

Solution:

right- survival of the fittest and ---- the weak.

left- there has to be a better solution the the ---- up world we are in today

betogascti@hotmail.com | Reviewer: beto de NEUQUEN ARGENTINA
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Hola desde Neuquen patagonia argentina, soy beto gassibe , guitarrista y vocal de Protexis de caderas, es una banda fanatica de Then years after y fanaticos con esta cancion culturosa de la cual no solo el mensaje es para la eternidad sino su melodia, y ademas la tocamos en cada presentacion , amamos THEN YEARS AFTER , queremos un mensaje para Argentina asi - es lo mas suerte por un mundo com el de la cancion -

Patriots Against The Bush Treason | Reviewer: RotiartAsIhsuB
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Why do the damned George Bush worshipers have to come out from under their rocks and throw their twisted political crap at the wall for all to see when they were supposed to be talking about the song? You people are pigs. George Bush was warned dozens of times a large terrorist attack inside the U.S. was coming, he chose to DO NOTHING. Then he used that to mobilize America to launch an unprovoked attack on IRAQ, which did nothing to us. Killing 400,000 innocent people. That was as evil as what Al Qaeda did to us. Bush transferred so much wealth to the superrich and to China that he left this country nearly bankrupt, far weaker economically and militarily than when he was installed as president, after having stolen the elction in 2000. YET YOU PIGS STILL SUPPORT bUSH, AND WORSHIP HIM ALMOST AS A gOD, THO THE BIBLE SAYS YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY OTHER GODS. You say you believe in the Bible and the Constitution, yet all your actions say THE OPOSITE.

Love this tune | Reviewer: misterm
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

I too am almost 50, but was only seven when this song came out. Yeah I had longish hair and a peace sign on the back of my denim vest, but I had older brothers and sisters who I was taught by. I didn't know much other than I fell in love with the music not the meaning of the lyrics. I would like to see Obama and his ilk in one of them. I am against the current war, but war is a fact of life for without war there is no peace!
Like I like listening too good music I like watching good movies. The music world, like academia and Hollywood, is inherently liberal hence the abundance of anti-Bush videos accompanying this song. Too many young people get their political beliefs from movie stars, teachers and musicians when they should just shut up and do their jobs.

Changes of the times. | Reviewer: Hash 227
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Now that I am almost 50, I realize that my interpretations of this tune are completely different. Yes, in 1971 I had (relatively) long hair and lots of (relatively) liberal ideas of the world & country. I'm now one of the most adamant "right-wingers" that you will find.

That being said, in retrospect this is still a great tune, and as one reviewer has stated, can be interpreted both ways.

In listening to a tune, particularly in those very turbulent times, perhaps it was (is) best to try to put the meaning of the lyrics on the (way) back-burner, and just enjoy the great guitar riff and melody of the song.

correct lyrics | Reviewer: Ed Smith
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

Which are the correct lyrics for this verse. You say More pollution, there's no solution, restitution, mass confusion, spread the word, rich or poor, save the earth, stop the was but almost every other lyric source says- world pollution, there's no solution, institution, electrocution,just black and white, rich or poor, them and us, stop the war. Who's correct? Thank you.

An ugly time... | Reviewer: Squint
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

This song is a sonic snapshot of the time it was written. Like a photograph, it shows the light as well as the shadows in the same brutally honest artistry. The lyrics tell the truth of what eventually happens to any attempt at "socialist utopia", and proves Lady Thatcher right in that, Socialism always fails because it eventually run out of other people's money.

I started playing this song on my guitar one day without ever knowing who wrote it or what the lyrics were. I couldn't even remember the name of the damn thing until a fellow musician happened to remember it.

It's a true classic and will remain in my repertoire!

A Space in Time is timeless | Reviewer: Sam Lowry
    ------ About the song I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD performed by Ten Years After

This is one of those wonderful songs that either side can interpret to their liking. That is, unless you're a freak, hairy, gay or lesbian. "Tax the rich, feed the poor, till we run out, rich no more" is a brilliant line. Depending on your view, you can take it as desirable or undesirable, exemplary or sardonic. One thing we do know: whether we haven't taxed the rich enough, or we've given too much to the poor, the radical effect America's debt has had on our economy has made both sides poorer.


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