I don't feel the suns comin' out today
It's staying in, it's gonna find another way
As I sit here in this misery
I don't think I'll ever no ??
See the sun from here

And oh as I fade away
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say
Hey look at him, I'll never live that way
And that's okay
They're just afraid to change

When you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up
And take a look around and you look way up to the sky
Yeah, and when your deepest thoughts are broken
Keep on dreaming boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die

And as we all play parts of tomorrow
Some ways will work and other ways we'll play
But I know we all can't stay here forever
So I want to write my words on the face of today
And then they'll paint it

And oh as I fade away
They'll all look at me and they'll say
Hey look at him and where he is these days
When life is hard, you have to change
When life is hard, you have to change


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Change Lyrics as written by Shannon Hoon Glen Graham

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  • +4
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    This is my absolute favorite BlindMelon song. probably one of my alltime favorite songs ever. Again, there is no code or hidden messages, its just him telling it like it is. this is about life, plain and simple. You do your best. Sometimes you feel a little down because everything isnt going quite the way you want it to. You're trying to achieve something great, and other people are trying to hold you back because they know they themselves will never be great. As you go through life you have to accept change and grow. After you have accepted the past is gone and youve changed it opens up a whole new land of opportunities. He's also saying that our lives here on earth are finite, and we cant hold on to it. So while you're here, you do what you have to do, you work, but you also have some time for play. You leave your impression on the world and then you move on. Simple and beautiful. Thank you Mr Hoon. You are still well remembered.

    Seraphimason June 01, 2012   Link
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    shannon hoon and blind melon were the best musicians to come out of the early 90s and yes im considering nirvana, alice and chains, soundgarden etc they were lyrically and musically better than all of them

    deleteme152on May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    i think this song is about realizing that you're not living your life the way you wanted to and deciding to do something about it.

    angelgarbageon May 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    This song reminds me of my friend Jeremy. A month ago, today, he was drinkning and driving with three other guys in his explorer when he tried a dumb stunt that flipped the rig and killed his best friend in the passenger seat. He is learning a hard lesson, and although all eyes are on him no-one seems to realize that it could have been them.

    "And oh as I fade away, they'll all look at me and say, and they'll say, Hey look at him! I'll never live that way. But that's okay they're just afraid to change."

    Tonight Jeremy sits in a jail cell facing his mistakes and changing. Please don't make the same mistake. Don't drink and drive. R.I.P. Rob

    Aleahon May 06, 2002   Link
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    my favorite and iv got the uk singel on vinly hahahaha you motherfuckers

    useful idiot21on June 05, 2002   Link
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    This is one song that definitely shaped the way I think..It will remain in my top 10 for ever...I think the lyrics are pretty obvious...you know, stay positive, keep dreamin, when life's sucky, do something and change.

    It's also technically amazing...the solo's, banjo etc

    one who waitson October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    without dreams and hope what do you really have. shannon says it perfectly in this song, we should all be striving for something better or bettering ourselves no matter what others may think. we are the masters of or own happiness whatever that may be and should always remember that life is worth living no matter what ails you. i dig the way shannon can convey his misery and desires of happiness on paper there will never be another like him. RIP shannon.

    toolsob777on August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    oh wow...

    angelgarbageon May 06, 2002   Link
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    i feel like shannon wanted to change his life and felt like he couldn't but yet at the same time he didn't want to change the way he lived...this is such an awesome song and shannon was one of the greatest musicians to ever live...rip forever..."Shannon died because God wanted someone to sing to him." -Shannon's Mother

    melon headon May 09, 2002   Link
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    This song is one of BM's best songs. The lyrics explain the life of one who has made prominent mistakes, and obviously, wants to change. This song is a decent reminder that people can change their lives around. good song.

    Guitarockchixon June 03, 2002   Link

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