Uh!
Uha!
Gedu!
I live uptown
I live downtown
I live all around
I had money, and I had none X2
But I never been so broke
That I couldn't leave town
I'm a Changeling, See me change X2
I'm the air you breath
Food you eat
Friends your greet
In the sullen street, wow
See me change
See me change, you
I live uptown
I live downtown
I live all around
I had money, yeah, and I had none X2
But I never been so broke
That I couldn't leave town
Well, I'm the air you breath
Food you eat
Friends your greet
In the sullen street, wow
Ew ma!
Uh, ah!
You gotta see me change
See me change
Yeah, I'm leavin' town
On a midnight train
Gotta see me change
Change, change, change X4
Woah, change, change, change


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's a great song so energetic so true. And it says it all. "IM A CHANGELING, SEE ME CHANGE"
    flower_girlon November 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy hasnt anybody said anything about this song? Sorry its a hell of a funky tune, kicks serious ass!
    bowenon June 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn his earlier college days, and even later he travelled a lot, not ever knowing exactly where he was going.
    AnnaProzacon April 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod this song kicks endless amounts of ass
    NewNrthnHorizonon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so amazing, if you just listen to it and let it take you where it wants to, it gives you an amazing natural high (mind you, most Doors songs do that!)
    IsAnybodyInThere?on April 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so badass
    rocketsfan4lyfeon August 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song isn't necessarily just about money: if you ask me, it's more about the start of a manic episode( Morrison was bipolar) and spending all your money on magic beans.
    stiffkittenbabelfishon September 15, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe changeling to me is a song about a certain artistic, intuitive, abstract form of alchemy. About almost an occult concept of an amorphous life. With which jim is absolutely in love with. Its vast. In the air you breathe, food you eat, in the sullen street. But the more noticeable and prominent thing in this piece than the lyrical expression is the absolutely playful, dope, bluesy and rolling tune and the overall cool, ballsy mood it has been sung in. I live uptown, I live downtown. I live all around. The way its sung, to me it intentionally depicts a certain kind of confident wisdom, that is almost mocking the pointless things the world is made of. Jim is recklessly in his ballsy mood mocking the world by his constant movement through life and its episodes, which he chooses to live without a single ounce of care. He is uptown. He is downtown. He is all around. He has money. He has none. But he can never be, truly, broke. As honestly, he doesn't give a single ounce of shit if he has all that. He is just changing, recklessly moving, taking up full frontally whatever is coming up his way like a king. The lizard king. Mocking people. Asking them to see him change. As he rolls through his constant state of movement, a state where everything is intentionally not constant or permanent. Its like the description of his love affair with uncertainty, and how it thrills him. He is a ballsy bohemian nomad. The Changeling. Randomly walking, absolutely loving every moment of this constantly evolving uncertainty. And in this whimsical arrogance, he is the king, he owns the world and the dumb people of the sullen street. Everyone. Everything.

    CrawlingQueenSnakeon March 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the greatest song. Ever. Live like this use it all up then get the hell out. nothing better
    screaming_baboonon August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think it means about how people change when they get financially well enough, forgetting what they were. Awesome...
    young_jableson November 10, 2008   Link

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