"Change" as written by and Michael J. Mushok....
If ever you had said to me before
That I would live this life that I am
Living now I guess it's all so strange
To feel the way I do inside but
Have so much that I could feel some
Pride for in my life so why is it that
I feel like this

How do I feel?
I've been here before.
I've felt this.
Retreat to a place, a place within.
I need this.
Keep it all down, bottled inside
It breaks me to torment again and
Torture me like it used to.

I try and try to break away from all the hate
I'm feeling for every one of you that's ever
Done me wrong.
I need to justify the reasons
For the way I'm living.
I guess I can't 'cause
I don't feel like I deserve it

How do I feel? I've been here before.
I've felt this.
Retreat to a place, a place within.
I need this.
Keep it all down, bottled inside
It breaks me to torment again and
Torture me like it used to.

So now the waves they have subsided
And my soul is bleeding I can't take away
The shame I feel.
Forgive me.

How do I feel?
I've been here before.
I've felt this.
Retreat to a place, a place within me.
I need this.
Keep it all down, bottled inside
It breaks me to torment again and
Torture me like it used to.


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"Change" as written by Michael J. Mushok

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    General CommentI can totally relate to thing song, its like the song of my life. I think that Aaron is singing about s deep depression that he felt at one point in his life, kind of like how i am right now. But now that he's famous, he doesn't feel like he deserves it because of this depression and things that he has done in the past. I dunno, maybe its just me
    Metal wont dieon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStaind is a kick ass band and these are just some lyrics to prove it, i can relate to most of their songs and they just plain rock.
    holding_cellon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStaind is a kick ass band and these are just some lyrics to prove it, i can relate to most of their songs and they just plain rock.
    holding_cellon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that staind is one of the most honest and feeling bands out there and they deserve a lot of credit for the music that Aaron writes and that the band plays.
    Kaekuraon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about Aaron having a lot of pain to deal with and he still does, but he can't make it go away. Also, I think that now he is trying to justify having all of this money and fame when in reality he feels he doesn't deserve it.
    korngurl13on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me it means...money...fame...cant erase your true colors...bandaids dont work on scars of the heart...and while you fool yourself into believing you changed...the mountain is still in front of you...
    BiGGFReDon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnyone like Ginny Owans?
    WBrAnDeRzWon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho?
    Survived Abortionon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can never ever interperet what aaron is talking about except for some songs that its obvious. Its prolly cause i have never experianced things such as he has, but i love staind because of the how truthfull the words are and how much they can relate to most people because he knows how it feels to feel like nobody is with you on anything and it is so easy to just say fuck it. this much i have been through..
    DruMmerBoy5000on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentstaind is amazing the band idk just is amazing aaron has aso many many many amazing songs the things he writes is like golden i cant belive how much hes changed in life and ou can tell as he coems out with new cds how much he has really changed inside and i can prove it like in the album dysfunction he sings about hate and stuff and it changes some into break thecycle like cant belive hes a little older and sings about anger and like in fad ehe says im older now and can let some of my anger fade and outside hes outsid elookin in and he knows how it is to be famous and go through everything life can give you like he sings for zoe in the song zoe jane idk i know alot about them aaron is my hero i wish i could meet him and talkmto him hes amazing and so are all of his songs i say theyre are the best band ever and he is the best vocalist/songwriter ever
    suicide_king_45on August 07, 2006   Link

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