"Don't Change" as written by Jon Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Garry William Beers, Andrew Charles Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Timothy William Farriss....
I'm standing here on the ground
The sky above won't fall down
See no evil in all direction
Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark
For too long

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

I found a love I had lost
It was gone for too long
Hear no evil in all directions
Execution of bitterness
Message received loud and clear

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

I'm standing here on the ground
The sky above won't fall down
See no evil in all directions
Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark for too long

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me


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"Don't Change" as written by Garry William Beers Andrew Charles Farriss

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  • +4
    General CommentThis is all conditional love is.Don't change for me.
    emuInAmuumuuon April 29, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My Opinioni think it's about loving yourself and accepting others as they are and CHOOSING to be happy and not bitter, understanding expressed boundaries clearly without feeling pain or anyone being at fault.
    debhaywardon September 09, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDon't rock the boat baby. He's grounded and he is straight forward. Don't change me or yourself.
    Thia007on November 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is just about being at the peak moment of your life, every problem resolved, and wanting to remain in that space forever. A very powerful song for a very powerful feeling.
    Quonseton July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was on the Limited Edition Miss Murder single by AFI. Miss Murder definitely could be about the suicide of someone widely admired. Michael Hutchence, singer of INXS, committed suicide in 1997. I think there is a definite connection there. Davey Havok did a beautiful cover of this song.
    ka11itkarmaon May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about having a bad relationship with someone and moving on. I'm standing here on the ground, the sky up above wont fall down (not the end of the world, I'll live). I see no evil in any direction (I'm good and free of hate). Don't change for you, don't change for me (I'm gonna be happy regardless what you choose to do). I found a love I had lost (self love). Execution of bitterness, message received loud and clear (you were an a** to me and you have issues, I get it).

    I know this song was inspired by one of them having a bad relationship and moving on from it. It could've been a relationship with a family member or a girlfriend, but it is amazingly simple yet very effective. A really great song. It's like they're saying just love yourself and let the hate go back to its source.

    brianologyon January 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a soaring anthem that will not leave your head if you listen to it too much... or, in my case, for twenty seconds on iTunes... how in the world can something that short get stuck in someone's head? Anyway... I love this song :)

    "I'm standing here on the ground, the sky above won't fall down"- favorite lyrics. It seems to be about finally achieving happiness.

    Don't change a thing for me...
    EnduringChillon September 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy has no-one commented? a classic, and the best INXS song in my opinion, duno what it means, but a really great song
    mike_81on January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me, its just about remaining true to yourself. and also, finding a lost love.
    shakilon September 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's something like he thought things were going to change, and he was afraid of change. Then he realizes that things are going to have to change...but you don't have to change. He realizes that the changes that do happen, aren't going to kill him "the sky above won't fall down" .and then he's telling his girlfriend not to change for anybody.

    I hope I made sense...if I didn't..i'm sorry. lol
    mrs. brightsideon October 19, 2005   Link

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