"Something Changed" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Andrew Webber....
I wrote the song two hours before we met
I didn't know your name or what you looked like yet
Oh, I could have stayed at home and gone to bed
I could have gone to see a film instead
You might have changed your mind and seen your friends
Life could have been very different but then
Something changed

Do you believe that there's someone up above?
And does he have a timetable directing acts of love?
Why did I write this song on that one day?
Why did you touch my hand and softly say
"Stop asking questions that don't matter anyway
Just give us a kiss to celebrate here today"
Something changed

When we woke up that morning we had no way of knowing
That in a matter of hours we'd change the way we were going
Where would I be now, where would I be now if we'd never met?
Would I be singing this song to someone else instead?
I don't know but like you just said
Something changed


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"Something Changed" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, the meaning is pretty self explanatory - what if he'd never gone on this blind date and stood her up?
    nutty dolphinon April 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnd on roger wilco's comment about the first line being contradictory, I thought about it, and I think that he's singing about another song that he wrote and he's showing the woman the song he wrote. That's just my thought though
    nutty dolphinon May 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe one who asked about the first line, Jarvis always got a tune in his head and wrote the music before the words. For this song, the tune came into his head and then he met this person and he suddenly knew what the song had to be about. I love this song.♥
    xsvsxon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis choon contradicts itself in the first line. how could he have written a song about a person or situation he had yet to encounter? plus it is all written in past tense!

    a beautiful song, tho. a true gem.
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment A truly beautiful song, and a cute commentary on what could have been.
    TraumaSpongeon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the first line of this song. It's pretty self-explanatory, and unlike a lot of Pulp songs, it's a straight up-and-down ode to love, which is either disappointing next to the rest of the band's work, or a refreshing change, depending on your mood.
    attacksushion May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree Nutty - thats how I interpreted it... no mater which song tho - its a phanominal tune as are many of his others!!
    andystopson June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "I wrote this song to us before we met" not two hours
    nagerouson February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is saying 'What if we'd never met on that day, would we have met another time or not?' and how things would never be the way they are now. Really sweet song, which is a bit different for Pulp!
    Prisoner.I.Wason June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI take the "I wrote this song two hours before we met..." literally. The song isn't so much about wondering what would've happened if you never met someone but wanting to meet someone when you don't have anyone. The narrator is predicting that in two hours he will meet this wonderful person and it will change his life. It's incredibly optimistic as well as bittersweet. What happens in two hours if there isn't anyone special? I find this song very sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.
    Marloweon October 31, 2006   Link

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