I Don't Want To Change The World

Album: No More Tears (1991)
  • Standing at the crossroads, world spinning round and round
    Know which way I'm going, you can't bring me down
    Don't you try and teach me no original sin
    I don't need your pity for the shape I'm in

    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me
    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me

    Tell me I'm a sinner I got news for you
    I spoke to God this morning and he don't like you
    You telling all the people the original sin
    He says he knows you better than you'll ever know him

    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me
    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me

    You know it ain't easy
    You know it ain't fair
    So don't try to please me
    Because I really don't care

    Don't tell me stories 'cause yesterday's glories
    Have gone away, so far away
    I've heard it said there's a light up ahead
    Lord I hope and pray I'm here to stay

    Tell me I'm a sinner I got news for you
    I spoke to God this morning and he don't like you
    Don't you try and teach me no original sin
    I don't need your pity for the shape I'm in

    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me
    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me

    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me
    I don't wanna change the world
    I don't want the world to change me
    Writer/s: JOHN OSBOURNE, RANDOLPH FRANK CASTILLO, ZAKK WYLDE
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Michelle-paulette from Houston, TxWell it's certainly not against religion in general. It does seem to be specifically against Catholicism and the founding principle of original sin, as well as the concept of the Holy mother Church being the only path way to salvation. The reason I say this is because Ozzie is actually an Anglican, at least he was in 92 often wears a cross, sometimes kissies his cross, and within the song he specifically said he spoke to God this morning which is how we found out he doesn’t like you. Also he says that he prays that he is here to stay. Praying and talking to God, is not atheistic, Why would you pray or talk to a God you don’t believe in? But it is clear that he does not want believes pushed upon him. He’s not looking to change the world but he will not allow the world to change him.
  • Tom from Anglesey, Uk, WalesActually, "Just Say Ozzy" Doesn't have Demonic artwork, and that came out before No More Tears, so No More Tears was the SECOND album without demonic artwork.
  • Jessica from Chattanooga, Tnactaly its about how religous (deleted) push religon "tell me im a sinner i got news 2 u i spoke to god this morning and he dont like you
  • Jeri from Edmonton, CanadaI think he's trying to tell us not to think too highly of him,he's an ordinary person just like us but my mind doesn't get that message! Ozzy Rules
  • Ravyn from Hell, NyThis song is pretty much about people looking up to him as a God, which he is not.

    Although, he is to me.
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