Changes
Soulstice Lyrics


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Oh, yeah
Mmm
Still don't know what I was waitin' for
And my time was runnin' wild
A million dead end streets and
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse of
How the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
Mmm, yeah I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Where's your shame?
You've left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time
Strange fascination, fascinatin'
Ah, changes are takin'
The pace I'm goin' through
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Oh, look out you rock 'n' rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you're gonna get older
Time may change me




But I can't trace time I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time

Overall Meaning

The song "Changes" by Soulstice is a cover of David Bowie’s original track, and it speaks about the constant changes and transformations that one goes through in life. The singer speaks about feeling lost and uncertain about the future, but realizing that change is inevitable and necessary. The lyrics encourage the listener to embrace change and confront the unknown, rather than staying stagnant and stagnant in their comfort zone.


The song starts with the singer admitting that they do not know what they are waiting for, and they feel like time is slipping away. They reflect on their past experiences and how they have not always led to the happiness they were seeking. In the chorus, the singer acknowledges the need for change, and encourages the listener to face the strange and be a different person. The lyrics also touch upon the idea that societal pressure can hold people back from change, and that it is important to be true to oneself and not conform to others' expectations.


The second verse of the song speaks about the passing of time, and how days seem to blur together. The singer observes the world around them, and how children who are trying to make a positive change in the world are often dismissed by adults. The listener is again encouraged to face change head-on and not discourage others from doing the same. The song ends with the acknowledgment that time will continue to change the singer, but they cannot control or track it.


Overall, "Changes" is a reflective and inspiring song that encourages listeners to embrace change and be true to themselves. It recognizes the challenges and uncertainty that come with change but emphasizes its importance in living a fulfilling life.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, yeah
An expression of approval, agreement or enjoyment


Mmm
An expression used to show satisfaction or contentment


Still don't know what I was waitin' for
Uncertain of what was expected or desired, yet looking forward to something


And my time was runnin' wild
Chaotic and uncontrolled state of life, lacking direction and purpose


A million dead end streets and
Numerous choices or paths that lead nowhere


Every time I thought I'd got it made
Having false sense of achievement or success, followed by disappointment


It seemed the taste was not so sweet
The result was not as satisfying as originally anticipated


So I turned myself to face me
Confronting oneself, facing reality and accepting the true self


But I've never caught a glimpse of
Despite reflection, not able to understand how others perceive oneself


How the others must see the faker
Perception of self as inauthentic, with the knowledge that others may have noticed


I'm much too fast to take that test
Unwilling to slow down to take the time to examine oneself thoroughly


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Onomatopoeic sounds of change, and the implication of their inevitability


Turn and face the strange
Embrace the unknown and unfamiliar without fear or hesitation


Don't want to be a richer man
A desire to avoid materialistic pursuits and focus on personal growth instead


Just gonna have to be a different man
Resolving to make positive changes in oneself to become different from the past


Time may change me
Acknowledgement that change is an inevitable part of life


But I can't trace time
Inability to fully understand or control the passing of time


Mmm, yeah I watch the ripples change their size
Observing how things and people around oneself will inevitably change


But never leave the stream
Despite changes, we are all connected and remain part of a larger narrative


Of warm impermanence
The fleeting nature of life, yet something that is comforting and reassuring


So the days float through my eyes
Days pass quickly and blend together without significant change or significance


But still the days seem the same
A feeling of stagnation and lack of progression in personal growth or life experiences


And these children that you spit on
Society's dismissal of the youth and their beliefs and values


As they try to change their worlds
Young people actively attempting to create change in their societies and communities


Are immune to your consultations
The younger generation is not seeking guidance or advice from the older generations


They're quite aware of what they're goin' through
The youth of today are not ignorant to the problems and issues affecting society


Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
The older generation should not dismiss the struggles of the younger generation and their attempts to bring about change


Where's your shame?
A question directed toward the older generations, asking them to acknowledge their role in society's problems


You've left us up to our necks in it
The younger generation feels they've been left in a difficult position by the actions of the older generation


Strange fascination, fascinatin'
A fascination with the strange and unknown, even if it may be unsettling


Ah, changes are takin'
Acknowledgement that change is happening and inevitable


The pace I'm goin' through
The speed at which changes are happening and the need to keep up with them


Oh, look out you rock 'n' rollers
An indication that even the most successful and established individuals will experience change


Pretty soon now you're gonna get older
A reminder that time is passing and aging is inevitable


Time may change me
An acknowledgement that change is a constant and ongoing process


But I can't trace time I said that time may change me
Reiterating the inability to fully understand or control the passing of time, despite its inevitable impact on personal growth and development




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: SALVATORE P. ERNA, TONY ROMBOLA

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