If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
It's kind of a special feeling

When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon, like a lover
Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change

Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change
Well I was born in the sign of water
And it's there that I feel my best

The albatross and the whales they are my brothers
There's lots of those friendly people
And they're showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

I've never been romantic
And sometimes I don't care
I know it may sound selfish
But let me breathe the air

Let me breathe the air...
Well I was born in the sign of water
And it's there that I feel my best
The albatross and the whales they are my brothers

It's kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon, like a lover
Time for a cool change

I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change



Lyrics submitted by mickeynme

"Cool Change" as written by Glenn Barrie Shorrock

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:This is most definitely a sailing song- about getting away from the rat race and getting out on the water on your sailboat alone. It's not really selfish to want time alone....just some time to breathe the air and recharge. Getting away from everyday life and out on the ocean for a peaceful sail is a "cool change". I can't be on a sailboat without thinking of this song.
    RoseTeaCup1216on January 11, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:Great song. It's basically about just living in a hectic world, wanting to just cool off, just chill, get away from it all. I guess it could be like an environmental song too (it was released in 1977 when that kind of thing was big I guess), talking about the oceans, and animals, etc. etc. Mainly it's a song about wanting to get back to basics, and having gone so far in your life you feel like you have to stop for a minute and think about what you're doing, where you're going, etc.
    Jazzmanon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I think this is just about his amazin love of the ocean and sailing. He uses sailing his boat as an escape from his problems in life.

    The song is also saying something along the lines of the sea/water/ocean is his only true love, "I've never been romantic
    And sometimes I don't care
    I know it may sound selfish
    But let me breathe the air"

    that's just my 2 cents
    gcmon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:No no no. It's about dumping on your responsibilities. "All of my life, is so prearranged".

    The 70's where like that. The "me" erra. It sucked to be a kid raised by parents who subscribed to this crap.

    RJ
    RJSoftwareon June 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:For me, the message of the song simply tells us that we should have time for ourselves, to relax and reflect. We should count our blessings and have time to think of how many Hearts we have touched as well as how many Goals we have achieved.
    FistOfGreatnesson July 08, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation:This song is about a business owner. It tells about how he is always spending his time pleasing those around him, and not himself. He is in the heated time of the business, very busy and never taking a vacation. It is taking a toll on his life, he wants a cool change. Making his life easier, having a family, and mainly time to relax from the stress. The waters have been rough in his life and now he is ready to start dating women, and let everything go so he can finally live a life for himself.
    michaeldau7ion April 20, 2013   Link

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