"Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" as written by and James Warren....
Change your heart, look around you
Change your heart, it will astound you
I need your loving like the sunshine

And everybody's gotta learn sometime
That's all... the verse is repeated once

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"Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" as written by James Warren

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    General Commenti love this song. i remember it from back in 1980 when it first came out, and then became reacquainted with it via beck's version during a nip tuck episode. this song seems to be about someone in love with a person who will not love them back, and who has probably never been in love before. the person in love is trying to persuade the other to take a chance and learn what this love thing is all about.
    shooteron January 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhy is there no coment on this song? *suprised*
    It's a really great song. I think the beck version is better because of the better music. The Krogis have some kind of weird sound but the song is nice.
    Alexiel_Lagunaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat's there to say? A really cool retro pick brought back by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
    Check out the electronic versin from Trip To The Moon (NRG Chris Shepperd?)...
    mellofelloon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti hate this song alway being on tv, ads, films etc!!!! and nobody knowing it is by the korgis!!!!!!

    if ur after songs with no obvious meaning to disscuss listen to 'boots and shoes' and/or 'dirty postcards'.

    on the brink of politcal incorectness is 'chinese girl' and 'young 'n' russian'.

    for funny 'contraband' and 'dumb waiters'

    for cute quirky love songs 'domestic bliss' and 'o maxine'

    the korgis rock! lol in there own way.
    shellywebsteron April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with shooter. In fact, their interpretation is exactly what I came here to say. It's a simple song asking someone to learn what it is to love.

    As general commentary I think this is a great song with fantastic sentiments. A lot of songs interpret love as an instinctual/innate thing, when it is fairly obvious that one has to learn how to love and what love means to them. It's fair enough to say "you know it when you feel it" but you still have to be able to define it in your own terms in order to live it.
    jumpp12on June 22, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThe writer/singer actually said that it was more of a spiritual song. "Change your heart, look around you" - at the state of things and how we have grown jaded and cold to them. "I need your lovin'..." - this to God and how we need Him. "Everybody's gotta learn..." - about us, our world and how it comes together under God - once we learn and accept this truth, then we get it.
    rich101560on August 10, 2016   Link
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    Song Meaning“At that time I was into new wave philosophies about working on yourself, meditation and that sort of stuff. The whole lyric comes out of that. It wasn’t a romantic song at all. For me it was all about an individual changing and being a different sort of person – trying to find out the root of your inner confusion, dealing with it and becoming a better person. So it was literally a philosophical lyric."

    Lead singer James Warren on Songwriting.co.uk (songwritingmagazine.co.uk/features/how-i-wrote-everybodys-got-to-learn-sometime-by-the-korgis-james-warren/…)
    Bupatihon November 01, 2017   Link

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