What the World Needs Now


(YouTube link)

This catchy song was born at TEDActive 2010, where attendees were invited to contribute their ideas on what the world needs. The entire production was put together in just four days.
Jill Sobule, John Doe, Sara Watkins, Stuart Johnson, Don Was, Dave Way, Krish Sharma and the amazing team on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus came together to create write, perform and produce an original song, on-site during the conference. Aaron Koblin served as director and the TEDActive community transformed their ideas into impressive illustrations, with a little help from artist Jansen Yee.

Link -via The World's Fair

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

the last lines r the best, Jill...

Cracker
Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)

Dm-G7-C-G-D
D-G7-C-G-D

I don't know what the world mayneed,
but I'm sure as hell that is starts with me.
And that's a wisdom,
I've laughed at.

I don't know what the world may want,
but a good stiff drink it surely don't.
So I think I'll go and fix myself a tall one.

Cause, what the world needs now
is a new kind of tension.
Cause the old one just bores me to death.
Cause, what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.

I don't know what the world may need,
but a V8 engine is a good start for me.
Think I'll drive to find a place,
to be surly.
I don't know what the world may want,
but some words of wisdom could comfort us.
Think I'll leave that up to someone wiser.

Cause, what the world needs now
are some true words of wisdom
like La La La La La
Cause, what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.

I don't know what the world may need,
and I never grasped your complexities.
I'd be happy just to get your attention.
And, I don't know what the world may want,
but your long, sweet body lying next
to mine could certainly raise my spirits.

Cause what the world needs now
is a new Frank Sinatra
so I can get you in bed.
Cause what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
great song? nope. it repeats itself and then repeats itself again. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

lots of liberal hogwash in there. families of ''all kinds''? Oh, yeah, that's gonna help the ''world'', alright. Sheesh.

surprised the nuclear power idea got thru.

seen things out of TED that were much more interesting.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
fun side effect, after staring intently at the whole thing, when the scroll stops it looks like the whole window is moving to the right ;)
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Give a Man a Fish - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"What the World Needs Now"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window