This song makes me mad at Beki for not writing more often. Simple yet profound lyrics, and a Chorus I wish I'd written.
Mary Alice couldn't stay, no she's leaving Left her best friend in the wake, of another anniversary I was waiting in the van, with my sister Mommy wipe your tears away, it's just a bad day
We can change the world, we can change the world/surely, they can
They were yelling down the stairs, some years later When my brother turned to say, "What do you think? 'cause I'm getting pretty scared," so I reassured him They will never walk away, it's just a bad day
And we can change the world, we can change the world That's what they say They told me so in school, have I been played the fool, for believing? But it's a necessary tool, and I'll probably teach my children the same way
So you look me in the face, and I can't stand you Hey we all make our mistakes, I say But I don't want to run away, from this another time All the same I'm glad you're standing in my way, on the bad days
Because we can change the world, we can change the world Bits and pieces, bits and pieces
Mary Alice went away, said she couldn't change it Mom and Dad kissed at the bottom of the stairs So when my love is falling into bits and pieces, I think of them And try to put my pride away, when it's just a bad day
And we can change the world, we can change the world, etc...