"Can't Change Me" as written by and Chris Cornell....
She can do anything at all
Have anything she pleases
The power to change what she thinks is wrong
What could she want with me yeah

Wait just one minute here
I can see that she's trying to read me
Suddenly I know

She's going to change the world
But she can't change me
No she can't change me

She has the daylight at her command
She gives the night its dreams yeah
She can uncover your darkest fears
Make you forget you feel them

Wait just one minute more
I can see that she's trying to free me
Suddenly I know

She's going to change the world
But she can't change me
No she can't change me

Suddenly I can see everything that's wrong
With me yeah
What can I do I'm the only thing I really have
At all

Wait just one minute here
I can see that she's trying to need me
Suddenly I know

She's going to change the world
But she can't change me
No she can't change me


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"Can't Change Me" as written by Chris Cornell

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  • +4
    General Commentmaybe girls can change u for good..
    what if chris meant the positive side of what they can do..and how much he doesnt need that positive side..cuz then if he loses that..well..nevermind..
    i just try to see it..in a positive way..
    maybe thats because im a girl=) u know.

    peace
    isobelon May 03, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI read an interview with Chris Cornell about the album and he indicated that it is sung in a lamenting tone...due to the fact that he can't be changed.
    sc25on January 23, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentim in love with this song, this album, this guy is a musical genious...next to brandon boydd...hes def my favorite singer ever
    ProdigyChildon November 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty much I think its what you've all said. It's about a girl that can do everything, succeeded at everything. The "power to change what she thinks is wrong - what could she want with me?" So, obviously he doesn't want to be changed unless he sees the fault, not what someone else does, no matter how great they are.
    oneiros lykoson June 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd he's has also a powerful voice. I love it. And this song it's related to admiring one person maybe loving her and then decide she has nothing to do with you. Tough decision, but great material for a song.
    pixie_mindon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThats exactly what i think it means to.
    blackenedshineon August 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a great song, but does anyone know the lyrics to the french version. It's pretty cool.
    Grimsonon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like it's about Hillary Clinton, or Marge Simpson, from the husband's perspective.
    ed_satxon July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing writing. Chris Cornell is one of the best. His words have incredible power: she's going to change the world, but she can't change me
    AncientRhythmon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually I listened to this song for the first time right at the time when I was arguing with my girlfriend because she kept on saying how I will never change and how we'll always fight about the same stupid bull crap.
    Given-To-Flyon July 13, 2006   Link

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