I walked into the house and I could see it written down
I didn't have to read a word, I could feel it all around
Somehow you escaped my love while I was still asleep
You started like a saint and now you finish like a thief

You've Changed
You've Changed, but I still wear my ring

I walked into my honesty and I saw it to be false
Like an early indication of a failing protocol
I wrote it down on paper and I left it by the phone
I wanted you to find it while I was not at home
And it said...

You've Changed
You've Changed, but you used to be so sweet
You've Changed
You've Changed, and now my exit is complete

I'm only half of what I wish that I was, I wish that I was
You've said it before, that I talk too much, that I say too much
But you'll never tell me what to do again

I walked into six months and I started at a run
I am not the guy and you are not the one
I walked into a lover and look what she became
But a rose is still a rose by any other name

And you change and you change and you change...

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    General CommentThis song is so powerful in its simplicity. It describes the shock when the person you love suddenly changes and is no longer in your life. And you're not ready to change and forget about them.
    freedom5280on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song by the Sixers. A person in a marriage suddenly sees their partner change into someone who's not the person they once knew. The narrator feels robbed of his affection, confused. He seems to be holding on, unwilling to accept the change and move on--"but I still wear my ring." At the same time, he breaks away, and thus his "exit is complete." The narrator feels lost without her, "only half of what I wish that I was." Some time later, he starts seeing someone else, but once again, things just don't work out. The line "but a rose is still a rose, by any other name" always jumps out at me. Stephen Kellogg has described it in concert as "a prophetic song, written for my friend Goose," their bassist. Literally, it's about a divorce, but I think it can be applied to any relationship where something unexpected happens and no matter how hard you try, there's simply nothing you can do. In the end, you're forced to accept the reality of the situation and move on.
    RyGuy1on May 12, 2011   Link

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