"Change" as written by Adam Coltman, Jason Fonfe, Molly Johnson and Leigh Smith....
I don't feel the suns comin' out today
It's staying in, it's gonna find another way
As I sit here in this misery
I don't think I'll ever no ??
See the sun from here

And oh as I fade away
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say
Hey look at him, I'll never live that way
And that's okay
They're just afraid to change

When you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up
And take a look around and you look way up to the sky
Yeah, and when your deepest thoughts are broken
Keep on dreaming boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die

And as we all play parts of tomorrow
Some ways will work and other ways we'll play
But I know we all can't stay here forever
So I want to write my words on the face of today
And then they'll paint it

And oh as I fade away
They'll all look at me and they'll say
Hey look at him and where he is these days
When life is hard, you have to change
When life is hard, you have to change


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"Change" as written by Shannon Hoon Glen Graham

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  • +3
    General Commentshannon hoon and blind melon were the best musicians to come out of the early 90s and yes im considering nirvana, alice and chains, soundgarden etc they were lyrically and musically better than all of them
    deleteme152on May 28, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite BlindMelon song. probably one of my alltime favorite songs ever. Again, there is no code or hidden messages, its just him telling it like it is. this is about life, plain and simple. You do your best. Sometimes you feel a little down because everything isnt going quite the way you want it to. You're trying to achieve something great, and other people are trying to hold you back because they know they themselves will never be great. As you go through life you have to accept change and grow. After you have accepted the past is gone and youve changed it opens up a whole new land of opportunities. He's also saying that our lives here on earth are finite, and we cant hold on to it. So while you're here, you do what you have to do, you work, but you also have some time for play. You leave your impression on the world and then you move on. Simple and beautiful. Thank you Mr Hoon. You are still well remembered.
    Seraphimason May 31, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about realizing that you're not living your life the way you wanted to and deciding to do something about it.
    angelgarbageon May 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my friend Jeremy. A month ago, today, he was drinkning and driving with three other guys in his explorer when he tried a dumb stunt that flipped the rig and killed his best friend in the passenger seat. He is learning a hard lesson, and although all eyes are on him no-one seems to realize that it could have been them.

    "And oh as I fade away,
    they'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,
    Hey look at him! I'll never live that way.
    But that's okay they're just afraid to change."

    Tonight Jeremy sits in a jail cell facing his mistakes and changing. Please don't make the same mistake. Don't drink and drive.
    R.I.P. Rob
    Aleahon May 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh wow...
    angelgarbageon May 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like shannon wanted to change his life and felt like he couldn't but yet at the same time he didn't want to change the way he lived...this is such an awesome song and shannon was one of the greatest musicians to ever live...rip forever..."Shannon died because God wanted someone to sing to him."
    -Shannon's Mother
    melon headon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of BM's best songs. The lyrics explain the life of one who has made prominent mistakes, and obviously, wants to change. This song is a decent reminder that people can change their lives around. good song.
    Guitarockchixon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite and iv got the uk singel on vinly hahahaha you motherfuckers
    useful idiot21on June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA good friend of mine sent this song to me when I was in a dark period of my life and I started to cry cuz
    elscorcho37on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, on accident I clicked add....anyway like I was saying, it made me realize what to do with my life. To me the song means that when u r feeling down and depressed, u have to do something about it and stop sitting around wasting your life away. You have to make the most of your life and live it while u have the chance.
    elscorcho37on June 14, 2002   Link

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