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Whatcha gonna do with the 36 cents
Sticky with Coke on your floorboard
When a woman on the street is huddled in the cold
On a sidewalk vent trying to keep warm

Do you call her over, hand her the change
Ask her story, ask her her name
Or do you tell yourself

You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world
You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world

Oh, whatcha gonna do when you're watching TV
And an ad comes on, yeah you know the kind
Flashing up pictures of a child in need
For a dime a day you could save a life

Do you call the number, reach out a hand
Or do you change the channel, call it a scam
Or do you tell yourself

You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world
Don't listen to 'em when they say
You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world

Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't listen to 'em when they say
You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world

The world's so big it can break your heart
And you just want to help not sure where to start
So you close your eyes, and send up a prayer into the dark

You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world
Don't listen to 'em when they say
You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world

Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't you listen to 'em when they say
You're just a fool
Just a fool to believe you can change the world



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    PrimaBallerinaApr 19, 2011 at 2:09 am
    Everyone has their own way of dealing with problems. For many people they choose to ignore it. This song is trying to say that it is possible to make a difference in the world no matter how small you are. After all change isn't going to come if everyone sits back and ignore everything thats going on in the world. Carrie is trying to say that you shouldn't let people tell you that you cant do anything to make a difference in someone's life. "The smallest thing can make all the difference", One small act of kindness can lead to an even bigger act of kindness. Also in the song, she says " For 10 cents a day you can save a life" Is that really too much to give when we have it better than other people. So get out there and make a difference!
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    james1478May 15, 2010 at 3:38 am
    i like the song becuase it talks about how we can change the world love is alive and it is a great song
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    hottstuff21Apr 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    agree with shopdeva if this song doesnt make you think about stuff and feel bad for all the times you dont help someone then you need help b/c we have it great compared to people in africa or homeless! You can do the smallest thing to change the world helping someone can change so much in someone's life just think about it!
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    shopdevaApr 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    i think the meanin of this song is that one thing you do can make a big difference and it causes a chain reaction it shows what i belive in.

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