"Am I Ever Gonna Change" as written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary F. Cherone....
I'm tired of being me,
And I don't like what I see,
I'm not who I appear to be
So I start off every day,
Down on my knees I will pray,
For a change in any way
But as the day goes by,
I live through another lie,
If it's any wonder why

Am I ever gonna change
Will I always stay the same
If I say one thing,
Then I do the other
It's the same old song,
That goes on forever
Am I ever gonna change
I'm the only one to blame
When I think I'm right,
I wind up wrong
It's a futile fight,
Gone on too long

Please tell me if it's true,
Am I too old to start anew,
'Cause that's what I want to do
But time and time again,
When I think I can,
I fall short in the end
So why do I even try,
Will it matter when I die,
Can anyone hear my cry?

Am I ever gonna change
Take it day by day
My will is weak
And my flesh too strong
This peace I seek
Till thy kingdom comes

Lyrics submitted by ArabianDisco

"Am I Ever Gonna Change" as written by Nuno Bettencourt Gary F. Cherone

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    General CommentMy favorite Extreme song, very heavy music. Didn't listen to the lyrics for years, because the song felt so good and heavy. But my new digital system, and a few years behind me, have allowed me to reconsider many songs and the lyric messages.

    This song is pretty humble, not something heavy rock is known for. It speaks of frustration, and disappointment with oneself. Whether it is being unable to handle one's pride, or drinking/drugs, or respecting relationships, or the will to do what is necessary to achieve a goal, it is a question everybody should ask at some point. Admitting that behavior, thinking, work ethic, etc. is not working is a big reality check. I love this song even more for this message.
    JayCeezyon December 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI remember the first time I listened to this. I'd really enjoyed Extreme's cynical backhandedness of Pornographitti and songs like Peacemaker Die. Fun, funky rock that makes you laugh -- and think at the same time...

    But this really surprised me!

    That heart-wrenching recognition of falling short. Of desperate need. Not just of one walking in the Dark either, but even of the soul who embraces saving Grace, who falls down to pray... and I still have my lies, and I live them ... helplessly. I am no saint, like the one who cried out about will being weak but flesh being strong.

    When I hear this song, I know I need to fall on my knees again...

    EatingPieon October 06, 2013   Link

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