"Everything Had Changed" as written by and Ed/creeggan Robertson....
On the path of life, I wish you well
With urgent chariots, we will meet again in Hell
Kept my head down and moved
'Til every friend I'd known was gone

Then one day, I was not alone
Everything had changed
Everything was strange
Everything had changed
Everything was strange

When in rags and when in wealth
A solemn promise never to give too much of myself
Despite the hopeful words I've said
I've lived my life inside my head

Then one day, I was not alone
Everything had changed
Everything was strange
Everything had changed
Everything was strange

I hold my breath and count to ten
I hate it now, hated it then
Seen it all before
A failure and a bore
That's what friends are for

So it seems I must have won
As I survey the ashes of the damage that I've done
Everyone I've ever known
Is just as closed off and alone

Then one day, I was not alone
Everything had changed
Everything was strange
Everything had changed
Every thing


Lyrics submitted by eleventy, edited by midnightcowboy, Born Human

"Everything Had Changed" as written by Jim Creeggan Ed Robertson

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    General CommentWow, Geckat, maybe I'm way off but I'm pretty much seeing this in the opposite way as you. This song seems to me to be about the redemptive power of love: He's made a giant mess of his life, depressed, alone, closed off, etc.--and then he meets "the one" and everything changes. ("Then one day, I was not alone, everything had changed," etc.)
    gravity_defianton September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWithout even hearing this song I can tell Steven Page sings it. Guy's a lyrical genius. I swear, this album is gonna be another quad-platinum :) .

    As for the meaning...I think it might be something akin to 'I Live With It Every Day'...just depression over what the protagonist has done. I know it's kind of loose, but that's all I can think up right now.
    Geckaton September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWith urgent chariots = divergent journeys
    prayingmantis84on September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song. Musically it's the most impressive on Barenaked Ladies Are Me - it's just a complete change from lots of what they do. Fantastic to listen to.
    Lukasaon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's more as gravity defiant said. Basically the guy shut himself off, burned his bridges, and thought he was alone in some kind of shame. He had these people and he figured it'd be a let-down, so it was in the end and he was proven right, and then suddenly he's proven wrong and he finds that he isn't alone one day, and everything has changed...and it's strange because he's used to the loneliness he made.
    Sanjuroon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThird line should be "I kept my head down and moved on"
    Third line in second verse: "Despite the hopeful things I've said"
    Third verse: "I've seen it all before" "But that's what friends are for"
    Shneon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally when I hear it I think of me.

    Like this: The man is antisocial and then he meets a girl and he doesn't know what to think. He'd always been alone. Also he's hurt others in the past.
    ChosenAgainon January 07, 2009   Link

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