I Can Change
LCD Soundsystem Lyrics


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Tell me a line
Make it easy for me
Open your arms
Dance with me until I feel all right

It's good in the dark
Good in the dark
But into the lover's light
Here comes another fight

So ring the alarm
Ring the alarm
Bar me and hold me and cling to my arm

Here it comes
Here it comes

And what you're asking me now
Disastrous now
Hoping and hoping and hoping the feeling goes away (away)

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
This is why I fell in love

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
That's just who I fell in love with (in love)

Oh this is the time
The very best time
So give me a line
And take me home
Take me over

But dashing the hopes
Dashing the hopes
And smashing the pride
The morning's got you on the ropes, oh

And love is a murderer
Love is a murderer
But if she calls you tonight
Everything is all right
Yeah, we know

And love is a curse
Shoved in a hearse
Love is an open book to a verse
Of your bad poetry
And this is coming from me

But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

Turn on the light
Make it easy for me
Fill the divide
Fumble in the kitchen 'til it's right
What an awful sight

But there's love in your eyes
Love in your eyes
Love in your eyes
But maybe that's just what your lover finds all night

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you feel real love (real love)

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change




I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

Overall Meaning

The LCD Soundsystem song "I Can Change" is a heartfelt plea for love and acceptance. The singer is asking for reassurance from his lover, hoping that they will open their arms and dance with him until he feels all right. However, his fears and uncertainties about the relationship come to the surface as he talks about the fights, the insecurity, and the dashed hopes that plague them. He acknowledges that love can be a murderer, but also recognizes that it can be a cure.


The refrain, "I can change," is a self-aware statement that offers a glimmer of hope. The singer recognizes that he has his flaws and limitations and is willing to work on them if it helps him fall in love. He knows that he cannot control the other person's feelings, but he can control his own actions and attitudes.


In essence, "I Can Change" is about the struggle to maintain a healthy, loving relationship in the face of doubt and uncertainty. The singer is willing to do what it takes to make it work, but he needs his lover's support and validation along the way.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me a line
Ask me to say something


Make it easy for me
Don't make it difficult


Open your arms
Embrace me


Dance with me until I feel all right
Keep dancing with me until I feel better


It's good in the dark
Things are good when hidden from sight


But into the lover's light
But when exposed to love's bright light


Here comes another fight
A disagreement is about to happen


So ring the alarm
Get ready for trouble


Bar me and hold me and cling to my arm
Protect me and hold me close


And what you're asking me now
What you're saying is troubling


Disastrous now
It's a disaster


Hoping and hoping and hoping the feeling goes away (away)
Wishing the negative feeling will fade away


Never change, never change, never change, never change
Stay the same, don't ever change


This is why I fell in love
This is why I love you


That's just who I fell in love with (in love)
I love you for who you are


Oh this is the time
This moment is important


The very best time
The most ideal moment


So give me a line
Say something meaningful


And take me home
Take me back to where we belong


Take me over
Completely consume me with your love


But dashing the hopes
Crushing the expectations


And smashing the pride
Destroying the ego


The morning's got you on the ropes, oh
Feeling defeated in the morning


And love is a murderer
Love is dangerous


But if she calls you tonight
But if love reaches out to you


Everything is all right
Everything will be okay


Love is a curse
Love can be a burden


Shoved in a hearse
Something that feels like death


Love is an open book to a verse
Love is an easily read emotion


Of your bad poetry
Of your negative feelings


And this is coming from me
And even I feel this way sometimes


But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I am willing to change


If it helps you fall in love (in love)
If it strengthens our love


Turn on the light
Illuminate the situation


Fill the divide
Bring us closer together


Fumble in the kitchen 'til it's right
Work through the struggles until it's okay


What an awful sight
This is a terrible situation


But there's love in your eyes
But I still see love in your eyes


But maybe that's just what your lover finds all night
Maybe that's what keeps your lover around


If it helps you feel real love (real love)
If it helps us truly love each other




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Patrick Mahoney, James Jeremiah Murphy

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