"Change" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Don't you ever wonder why, nothing ever seems to change
If it does it's for the worse, seems it's just a modern curse
Sometimes when I take a peek outside of my little cage,
Everyone looks so asleep, will they die before they wake

And, hey. . . Don't you know? We're just products of our time and Hey . . .
What d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine

Better dumb and happy than smart and without any friends
Better cute and better loud, better join up with the crowd
Keep up or be left behind, there's a dust storm in my mind
Seems I can't see straight these days, doesn't matter anyway
Hey . . . Don't you know? We're just products of our times and
Hey, what d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine

Hey, what d'ya say? Hey, what d'ya say? Please don't ever -
Oh God, here's that question now. The one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out if you never, never, never, never change

Do you want to change? Do you want to change right now?
Do you want to change . . . I like my stupid life, just the way it is
And I wouldn't even change it for a thousand flying pigs

And I like you just the way you are, I like your face just the way it is
And I wouldn't even change it for a herd of screaming kids
And I like you just the way you are, I like you though you may not like me back
I would dazzle you with brilliance, if I only had the knack

'Cause I like you just the way you are, I like this life just the way it is
And the castles all around me, have been melting now for years
And it kills my brain to think of all the time I wasted here
All the efforts, sweat, and broken hearts, the screaming and the tears

And I'm dreaming again . . . Floating in a pool of mud
Try to get back where I was and I don't really care

Got a little talking to, by the mirror in my room, and I don't really care . . .
Whispering voices from the dead, come from underneath my bed
And I don't really care . . .

I like my stupid life just the way it is
And the chaos that surrounds me like a flock of screaming pigs
And it hurts my brain to think of all the stupid things I've said
And if I could change the future I would change the past instead
And I'm dreaming again . . . and I'm dreaming again . . .

Baby - sometimes I worry about you
Sometimes you're so far away, tell me what to do
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about you
Sometimes I just can't believe everything you do
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about you
Every day I feel the same, don't you feel it too
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Seems I'm falling down a lot, in between the scenes
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Getting harder all the time, harder now to see
I say, Baby . . . sometimes I worry about me
Light another cigarette, have another dream

It's the same thing every day, nothing ever seems to change and I . . .

Do you really want to change?
Testaments and growing pains. Tranquilizers for the soul.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained - evolution's cruelest joke
Why is everyone upset? I once knew but I forget. Something happened,
Something strange, something it appears has changed

Hey . . . Don't you know? We're just products of our times
And hey, what d'ya say? Show me yours, I'll show you mine

Hey, what d'ya say? Hey, what d'ya say? Please don't ever -
Oh God, here's that question now, the one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out if you never, never, never, never change





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"Change" as written by Daniel Elfman

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    General CommentLove song, this one. loves (her) like (she) is right now, and maybe , at this point is tired of hearing the questions of validation. DO I look fat, am I pretty, do you love me, where is this relationship going? yet he is content to be where he is, and doesn't want the rest of the world's idea of how they should be.
    Polecaton November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod this is an excellent song.

    I'm not sure but I personally believe the two times the verse "Oh God, here's that question now, the one that makes me go insane / I'd gladly tear my heart out if you never, never, never, never change" they mean opposite of each other. The first time around of course the question is whether or not he wants to marry her, and as long as she stays the same way she is he'll commit his life to her.

    But so much happens musically between the two points that it's spoken so it could very well be the second time it is said, the man has already married the girl and they've been together for awhile. This time around I think the question is the woman asking, "Are you happy?" or "do you still love me" or something, and "tearing his heart out" is negative this time around. He'd gladly rip away his flesh if this girl stays the same way she is, because by this time he's gotten sick of her.

    Well, it's an Oingo Boingo song, which of course means it's not happy. ;)
    JofaGuhton October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the tension between stasis and change. I'm not sure either side exactly wins the argument. I love this song; it's one of my favorite Boingo tracks and probably one of my favorite songs of all time.

    I think it's no accident that this was late in their discography, shortly before they quit; I think it reflects on the bittersweetness of moving on to other things.

    There's also a definite psychedelic influence. There are at least two clips of this song performed in concert where Danny says "Okay, you all dropped [acid] already, right? Coming on now? Good..." before playing it.
    TheYellowSignon October 11, 2011   Link

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