"Change" as written by and Bardi David/martin Martin....
As I stand here I ponder greater things
No longer a part of
A part of your lover's dreams
So much for your
Common complications
So much for your
Constant desperation
For what's to come
It's all been written
Down written down
But I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come
I feel so alive now
And I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come
As I sit here I'll tell you greater things
No longer a part of
A part of someone else's dreams
So much for your
Common escalations
So much for your
Constant fabrications
For what's to come
It's all been written down, down, down
I said for what's to come
For what's to come your way
It's all been written
Down, written down
But I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come I said
I feel so alive now
And I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come
Keep on time
Keep on time
You run along
Keep on child
Keep on child
You move along
Keep on my time now
I run around for you
Keep on time
Keep on time
You run along
Keep on child
Keep on child
You push it on
Keep on my time now
I run around for you
You don't know yet
You don't know yet
You don't know yet
But you'll feel it in your soul
You don't know yet
But you feel it in your soul
As I lay here I want to fall asleep
No longer
No longer a part of your TV screen
A part of your TV dream
I said so much for your
So much for your common complications
So much for your
So much for your constant desperation
For what's to come it's all been written
Down, written down
But I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come I said
I feel so alive now
And I feel that a change is
A change is gonna come


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"Change" as written by Kevin Colin Martin Bardi David Martin

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    General CommentThis is a great song. I've thought of at least three interpretations of this song, but not sure about its meaning.
    Abq_physon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds a little metallish. it's about change obviously
    flaminmofoon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah man this song PROVES Candlebox was an original band and not a grunge knockoff. proper heavy metal in their own brand of grunge.

    i think this is about a breakup, and someone who's life has changed for the better because of it. The relationship was trivial, all about the "common complications" of everyday life and the trivialities of relationships.

    now that he's out of the relationship he's free to ponder greater things. like fate, and how you make choices in your life even though it's all been written... and that change is inevitable. he considers the dreams they had of their future together, but it wasn't "meant to be", and perhaps this shows you can't control fate, and they were fated to change from the beginning.

    i love that short fill in the breakdown just after the the first "you run along now"... just fills me with anticipation of the fantastic solo...

    probably my fave candlebox song.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you... and it's a nice song.
    xmakesherflyxon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome!
    Allmandcon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI heard at a concert that this is a "Love song" not a break up song so it can't be that they broke up and his life is better because of it. I think that it might be he loves a girl but it not with her and in the song he is kinda talking to himself about the situation. He's waiting and hoping for the day when his dreams of love are fullfilled. He wants things to change and says that he feels a change might come along... get what I am saying?
    xloversxtragedyxon April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song fufilled my harsh summer. although this has been a track that i feel i can strongly relate to, i'm still a little stumped on what it's really about. here's a guess

    i think it strongly follows the ebb and flow of of an off-again, on-again type relationship. someone might be ready to give up on you, maybe they're seeing other people but still unwillingly bringing you along for the ride.
    "As I stand here I ponder greater things, No longer a part of your lover's dreams"
    "No longer a part of your TV screen, TV dreams" (I always thought he said "diva screams" here haha but guess I was wrong) etc.
    along with the"common complications/constant desperation/common escalations/constant fabrication" is when he's attempting to let go, shift harsh blame, pick out the negatives of the other and proceed through the misery, etc. we all know that stage of a breakup. but he definitely still loves her, and because he keeps going back and forth between "you"&"me" - i think that he keeps getting back together with her and things keep going wrong.
    "for what's to come - it's all been pretend, i feel that a change is gonna come, i feel so alive" is his desire to overcome these struggles with said chick and move on into a better period of the relationship. he wants her to keep working even though their both struggling with finding a common path. but he keeps feeling that things are going to be better, could be better - he's seen it in flashes during this period and whenever she gets back with him he tries harder to make it work and feels even more alive before she dumps him again.
    "keep on time, you run around, you move along, you push it on, keep on my time now - i run around for you, you don't know yet - but you feel it in your soul"
    this is him wanting her to push harder for a better, overall change because he definitely is. she can't feel how hard he's been working to improve things/situations, and can't yet see the benefits of coming back to the relationship full time. sounds like he's hooked, wants what he used to have with this girl, she's moved on, is using him and doesn't see the benefits he sees of putting in effort towards something better with him.

    what do you guys think? fucking unbelievable album, this is one of my favorite tracks.
    x83on November 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentsaw them tonight... he said he was high on mushrooms... really high when he wrote this song... so figure the consciousness the writer went or was going through in his mind.... heh.
    Ahourstoryon July 11, 2016   Link

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