"You Changed My Life" as written by and George/weiss Shearing....
You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Now the nature of man
Is to beg and to steal
I'd do it myself
It's not so unreal
The call of the wild's
Forever at my door
Want me to fly like an eagle
Being chained to the floor, but

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Eating with the pigs
Off a fancy tray
I was bold, I was looking good
And to have a nice day
It all seemed so proper
And so elite
Eating absolute garbage
While being so discreet.

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

You were glowing in the light
Being peaceably calm
Well, how often does a man dance
To the beat of the balm?
Your eyes were on fire
Your feet were of brass
In a world that you made
You were an outcast

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life

Truce makers and partakers
Of every selfish whim
Her running to meet me running to her
And you running back to him
Their destruction of my confidence
Was like a sharpness of the tongue
I said: Make my faith greater
But I was a little high strung

You changed my life
Came along in a time of strife
In hunger and need
You made my heart bleed
You changed my life
You changed my life


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"You Changed My Life" as written by George David Weiss George Shearing

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    General CommentEvery time I hear Bowie's song "changes" I think of Bob Dylan. He went through so many changes to get to where he is.
    Jew
    Atheist/Agnostic
    Christian
    (Jew Again?)
    And now he says that all of his spirituality is "in the songs"
    But I think he's finally arrived at some sort of peace and understanding.
    TheThornBirdson February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics in this song are fantastic.
    ejownz6on April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm interested in fellow who calls himself "IDoKnowTheMuffinMan," who transcribed these lyrics, because he left off Bob Dylan's last interesting simile, which I reproduce here (& which is available for you to listen to in the first Bootleg Series release):

    "You came in like the wind
    Like Errol Flynn
    & you changed my life"

    Does it bother someone who may be Christian & wants to believe the Bob feels the same way to compare the savoir of humankind with a philandering Hollywood legend? I have to ask.

    Because the fact that the Bob does it is both insults the Christian faithful but also belies his own sense of awesomeness.
    vchamberlainon December 02, 2011   Link

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