I'm Going To Change The World

by Jonathan Byrd

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I redirected my bandcamp payments. The money will fly like a digital arrow to Urban Ministries in Raleigh, NC. I'll be able to track it and of course I'll let y'all know how we do. In fact, not just this track but ALL Jonathan Byrd bandcamp purchases will go directly to Urban Ministries until I come back from Denmark. Urban Ministries feeds, shelters, and counsels Wake County's homeless: www.urbanmin.org/how-help/

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I'm Going To Change The World JByrd

I'm going to change the world right before your eyes.
If you would, please hold the light and keep it steady.
I'm going to change the world. I hope I get it right.
I might not be the best to fight but I'm ready.

I forgot to mend my ways. I didn't get your note,
the little warning that you wrote- "Would you please not rock the boat?
I'm trying to matter."
Am I arrogant as hell to think I know the mind
of a thief behind the blinds, the sender of the signs,
the intelligent design of this disaster?

I'm going to change the world right before your eyes.
If you would, please hold the light and keep it steady.
I'm going to change the world. I hope I get it right.
I might not be the best to fight but I'm ready.

Alchemy is vain. There's no substitute
for the things you know are true. The rest I'll leave to you.
Here, take the money.
I'll get more of that. It's easier to find
than a lasting peace of mind, a lasting piece of twine,
or any kind of sign along this journey.

I'm going to change the world right before your eyes.
If you would, please hold the light and keep it steady.
I'm going to change the world. I hope I get it right.
I might not be the best to fight but I'm ready.

You may think I'm brave. Maybe I'm naive.
Just don't tell me too much, please. Don't hand me the keys.
I'm not the driver.
I graduated school but this could be a mess.
Surely I am not the best. Shouldn't there have been a test?
It's just a guess but yes I'm a believer.

I'm going to change the world right before your eyes.
If you would, please hold the light and keep it steady.
I'm going to change the world. I hope I get it right.
I might not be the best to fight but I'm ready.

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released 17 January 2014
Written and recorded by Jonathan Byrd

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Jonathan Byrd Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“One of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years. ” — Chicago Tribune

“...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times.

Preacher's kid, Gulf war Navy veteran, seventh-generation North Carolinian, guitar flatpicker, award-winning iconoclastic and spiritual songwriter. An American treasure.
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