"Things Change" as written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo, Bill Luther and Chris Lindsey....
They wouldn't let him play the Opry
With whiskey on his breath
And it didn't take 'em long
To figure out what they missed
He went down that lost highway
Underneath the purple sky
A legend disappeared before his time
Things change

They said he was the devil
Dressed in gold lame
The way he shook his hips
Out there on that stage
But before that faithful day
He left Tennessee
All of them were calling him the king
Things change

Well they like to call them hippies
Outlaws with guitars
But they brought a little poetry
To the honky tonks and bars
They might've got a little crazy
They might have flew a little too high
Somewhere somebody's playing their song tonight
Things change
(Don't you know things change)

Now some say it's too country
Some say it's a little rock n roll
But it's just good music
If you can feel it in your soul
It doesn't really matter
It's always been the same
Life goes on
Things change

Don't you know they change
Oh, things change
As long as this world is turning
Things are gonna change
Gonna keep on changing
Gonna change

Lyrics submitted by Merrickdragon

"Things Change" as written by Ricky Smith Derrick Prosper

Lyrics © Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthe first person they are talking about is hank williams

    obviously the second is about elvis presley

    the third is mostly about willie nelson

    basically i think overall this song is a little autobiographical on tim's part - i think he's like things change and i've changed- but realize change isn't necessarily always bad

    yea that's my two cents,
    reeebeckahon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first line should be "They wouldn't let him play the oprey"Awesom song tho...
    archon007on August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentreeebeckah is close:

    First Verse is Johnny Cash

    Second Verse is Elvis

    Third Verse is the Eagles

    Fourth Verse is himself and maybe his wife as she has been accused of crossing over a little too much
    SeeingBlueon July 25, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI agree with reeebeckah


    1.Hank Williams
    3.The Highwaymen (hence Willie Nelson)

    jeff151899on April 29, 2015   Link

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