Love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?

As a History teacher I sometimes have the difficult job of teaching my students about the current state of the world as part of our Modern History course. I see their expressions change and their faces drop when they make that switch from ignorant to informed and I hate the thought of them having to worry or be concerned about what may come in the future. It’s a difficult job because I feel in part that learning about the current state of our world makes them grow up a little and takes away some of their innocence – it’s almost as though I’m that awful kid at school who tells you Santa isn’t real. Although it’s difficult, it’s a necessary job. With the recent attack in Paris flashing on my news tonight, I thought these lyrics by Ed Sheeran were particularly important.

Lis x

Ain’t got a soapbox I can stand upon
But God gave me a stage, a guitar and a song
My daddy told me, “son, don’t you get involved in
Politics, religions or other people’s quotes”
I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene
I know when I have children they will know what it means
And I pass on these things my family’s given to me
Just love and understanding, positivity
We could change this whole world with a piano
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
I’m just a boy with a one-man show
No university, no degree, but lord knows
Everybody’s talking ’bout exponential growth
And the stock market crashing in their portfolios
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
Sing, love could change the world in a moment
But what do I know?
Love can change the world in a moment
But what do I know?

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