The people will notice that the times are changing
It's just for now but not for good
It's my feelings that I think you're draining
Take them now if you think you should

You want something for nothing
The higher that you climb the longer you fall
Maybe your time is coming
Will you have to climb when you find the wall
Is it time to doubt
Is it time to wait
Will you be left alone at the starting gate
I'm not blind and I don't mind
'Cause I've got time, now
I'm alive

The people have noticed that the times are changing
But are they gonna be something now
I think I've seen you all hesitating
I think I'll go and be something now

You want something for nothing
The higher that you climb the longer you fall
Maybe your time is coming
Will you have to climb when you find the wall
Is it time to doubt
Is it time to wait
Will you be left alone at the starting gate
I'm not blind and I don't mind
'Cause I've got time, now
I'm alive

Yeah I'm alive
Now I'm alive
Yeah I'm alive


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    General Commentfrom the UK single Shakermaker
    mat2710on September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexcellent song!!
    matt2710on March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commentstone roses influence most definately. Great song, the sort of lyrics that you want to hear from a band as they're breaking through in a music industry that was and is dominated by shit.
    DJ PartialLawon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen played on an acoustic guitar, sounds like a song by Mansun. Can't remember which one. This is a really useful post.

    Note to Americans: Thats Mansun as in the mid 90's Britpop band. I'm not meaning Marilyn Manson and just spelling it wrong, before someone crazy american calls me a tard.
    getmoonyon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about someone that's in a higher position than another, and the person in a higher position has more so-to-say "power" and control of others and is "cooler" and accepted with people.

    Then, this high powered one gets into something big and 'falls,' making it his time to shine and show how great he really is, which nobody could see because of this gloatatious bastard :)
    rafifreak00on May 05, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the meaning to this song is this - Your life is gonna go by way to fast, you'll go through a million changes with people you love and choices you make, and when its all done is when you'll finally look back on life. Hence the line "The people will notice that the times are changing".
    zacharmstron January 27, 2013   Link

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