"Everybody's Changing" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can

You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes
Says everybody's changing
And I don't know why

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same

You're gone from here
Soon you will disappear
Fading into beautiful light
'Cause everybody's changing
And I don't feel right

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same
Everybody's changing and I don't feel the same


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"Everybody's Changing" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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  • +4
    General CommentI'm 26 Gabigs, I know what you mean. I started hearing this song a while back ago. This song is exactly about "progress" whether it's your own or someone else. Sometimes we change, causing our perception of how we use to see things. Or sometimes, it's others who are changing and you're simply watching them drift away. The part about the light reflects this, as as you watch everyone change, you won't like it, but you'll accept it because that's reality and you'll move on "fading into a beautiful light" I think the word beautiful is used because it means you've understood how life works.
    beatseekeron March 04, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think this song is about your peers changing around you. I'm a senior in high school and i've been looking back at my time in high school since freshman year and my friends have all seriously changed. My best friend used to not do drugs, now he talks to me about doing ecstasy and cocaine. my ex girlfriend sleeps with a shitload of guys now and she was still a virgin when she was with me.

    I think this song is just about everyone changing around you and how you take it.
    imthemanwithdogson November 16, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think this one is about the social pressure to grow up and leave your middle school, high school, college ways behind you and move on to the next step in the mapped out future others have made for you. But the person in the song doesn't know how to move on. He says that he is trying to make a move, and trying to find himself but he just doesn't "feel the same" as the rest of his pears and want to go in a different direction.
    cjmurphy11on March 23, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti just saw keane play on an old episode of snl and i really like this song. it really fits into my life because it just reminds me of the past. my old group of friends and i would always hang out when we were in high school and life was so innocent and happy and i was young and in love. then everything changed. some moved. some went to college. some changed. and it's sad and makes me long for the good ol' days that are long gone.
    iappreciatebrandnewon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. I think I heard the singer say that it is about how everybody seems to make progress in their lives and you don`t. But what
    Woolfon October 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song touches my soul...
    tefon January 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is pretty catchy. Keane seems like Beatles, Coldplay, and U2 mixed. I don't think I like them that much though, aside from a few songs. They just seem a little repetitive
    unggoyon May 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel like the song is about everyone changing while you're staying the same, but it's more of wishing things could stay how they used to be. The song is upbeat in contrast to the lyrics being sad and melancholy because the music represents a happy upbeat time, but if you listen you kind of get a nostalgic feeling from it like something long past, like a memory of you being in school and the fun you had but knowing you could never go back.

    I feel like the lyrics are relating to other people who have experienced memories they love but are now facing change. It can be heart breaking, and sometimes you do things you're not proud of, things that aren't true to your real 'self' just to "stay in the game." you try to keep up and "remember your name" but it's like being torn from the things you loved and the world you live in changing. To me it speaks about the choice of staying in the game, or remembering your name, and maybe trying to do both.

    Great song, very moving. I love it
    AxemBlackon April 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song..Keane are gonna be big soon
    Earthsick84on May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHopefully they will be massive! They are a very local band to me.. I wish people would stop relating them to Travis and Cold Play tho
    KirkieBon June 05, 2004   Link

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