"Change" as written by Jeffrey B. Franzel and Alexander Rubin....
You walked in to the room
I just had to laugh
The face you wore was cool
You were a photograph

When it's all too late
It's all too late

I did not have the time
I did not have the nerve
To ask you how you feel
Is this what you deserve

When it's all too late
It's all too late

Change
You can change
Change
You can change

And something on your mind
Became a point of view
I lost your honesty
You lost the life in you

When it's all too late
It's all too late

We walk and talk in time
I walk and talk in two
Where does the end of me
Become the start of you

When it's all too late
It's all too late

Change
You can change
Change
You can change

What has happened to
The friend that I once knew
Has he gone away

When it's all too late
It's all too late

Change

Change
You can change
Change
You can change


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Change" as written by Roland Orzabal

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentThe song seems to be about how we can change both for better and for worse. Also, that even after a change, we can still change, yet again. However, there's no guarantee that when you change your partner is going to accept you back. They may "change" as well. Life is funny that way.

    This songs has such beautiful vocals. It stays with me.
    hidispenseron November 06, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo be honest, Change's lyrics sound like something that SHOULD make sense and should be deep, but really don't mean anything. I love the song at all and it has great synth melodies, but the lyrics really are enigmatic. Although the vocal melodies are great too, the lyrics themselves definitely seem to be written as an afterthought. Yes, it seems to be about change, about parting friends and a disagreement between them, but it's really quite vague.

    A remastered copy of the album The Hurting says the following about "Change":

    "Roland: 'It's not really about much. It's just one of those cheap pop lyrics.' Curt: 'A strange little pop song.'"

    So there you go :-)
    stoolhardyon July 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI noticed some errors in the lyrics.. of cousre it should be:
    "I lost your honesty
    You lost the life in you"
    CharmingManon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmeh.. it seems to be about nothingness. video is cool though, with roland doing rad 80's moves
    tifnzon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..another great song from side one of the album. I agree with hidispenser that the song reflects the impact of changing.
    CharmingManon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyric

    'Where does the end of me become the start of you.

    I think anybody who has been in a particular intense relationship, where both sides are struggling to be the one in control rather than just going with the flow, can relate to that line - myself included!
    Mrs_Orzabalon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmeh.. it seems to be about nothingness. video is cool though, with roland doing rad 80's moves
    tifnzon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is about when you have a friend who starts copying your tastes or whatever just so you d get along.losing individuality just to fit in.
    ritienne17on June 18, 2009   Link

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