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This song describes how most people deal with problems in the world. When Mayer sings, "Me and all my friends, we are all misunderstood, say we stand for nothing but there's no way we ever could," he's talking about his generation and their lack of faith in the government - all we can do is wait, and it seems like everyone is waiting for the world to become a better place. We sit on our hands and watch as the government takes control. (thanks, Meghan - Canberra, Australia)
This won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
In an interview with the Daily Mail December 21, 2007 Mayer explained why he wrote this song that makes a point without laboring matters: "I wanted to start a debate. Most of us are happy to wait for things to change."
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