You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can
You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes
Says everybody's changing and I don't know why

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same

You're gone from here, soon you will disappear
Fading into beautiful light
'Cause everybody's changing and I don't feel right

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same
Oh, everybody's changing and I don't feel the same


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Everybody's Changing Lyrics as written by Richard David Hughes Timothy James Rice-oxley

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  • +6
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    I'm 26 Gabigs, I know what you mean. I started hearing this song a while back ago. This song is exactly about "progress" whether it's your own or someone else. Sometimes we change, causing our perception of how we use to see things. Or sometimes, it's others who are changing and you're simply watching them drift away. The part about the light reflects this, as as you watch everyone change, you won't like it, but you'll accept it because that's reality and you'll move on "fading into a beautiful light" I think the word beautiful is used because it means you've understood how life works.

    beatseekeron March 04, 2006   Link
  • +6
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    I think this song is about your peers changing around you. I'm a senior in high school and i've been looking back at my time in high school since freshman year and my friends have all seriously changed. My best friend used to not do drugs, now he talks to me about doing ecstasy and cocaine. my ex girlfriend sleeps with a shitload of guys now and she was still a virgin when she was with me.

    I think this song is just about everyone changing around you and how you take it.

    imthemanwithdogson November 17, 2011   Link
  • +5
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    I think this one is about the social pressure to grow up and leave your middle school, high school, college ways behind you and move on to the next step in the mapped out future others have made for you. But the person in the song doesn't know how to move on. He says that he is trying to make a move, and trying to find himself but he just doesn't "feel the same" as the rest of his pears and want to go in a different direction.

    cjmurphy11on March 23, 2014   Link
  • +2
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    Hopefully they will be massive! They are a very local band to me.. I wish people would stop relating them to Travis and Cold Play tho

    KirkieBon June 05, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    I really like this song. I think I heard the singer say that it is about how everybody seems to make progress in their lives and you don`t. But what

    Woolfon October 06, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    i just saw keane play on an old episode of snl and i really like this song. it really fits into my life because it just reminds me of the past. my old group of friends and i would always hang out when we were in high school and life was so innocent and happy and i was young and in love. then everything changed. some moved. some went to college. some changed. and it's sad and makes me long for the good ol' days that are long gone.

    iappreciatebrandnewon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Yes they will be indeed a great band for many years to come *touches some wood

    Athlete***on June 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    They are much better than the over-rated Coldplay. Keane are just fantastic and this song is great - nice'n catchy.

    CalebAStaron July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    -mistake- But whats this fading into beautiful light thing about? Any Ideas?

    BTW, better than "overrated" coldplay? no.

    Woolfon October 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    this song is awesome...keane should be huge

    midnight_showon October 16, 2004   Link

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