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Everybody's Changing Lyrics

You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can

You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes
Says everybody's changing
And I don't know why

So little time
Try to understand that...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 8th report

    When I heard this song I thought of people who are struggling with memory loss and memory retention.
    Unable to to remember simple day to day tasks and conversations of just yesterday.
    But being aware that they are losing some of their faculties but unable to do anything about it.
    In a sense "fading into beautiful light".....everything "changing" and not feeling "right".
    The "pain in there eyes" is noticeable.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2020 report

    This song is about a guy trying to warn people that there are body snatchers replacing everyone jut before they take over his body.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2019 report

    I'm not sure if it's just me who hears this, but in the chorus when it says 'so little time' it sounds rather like 'slowly out of time' which could show the increasing lack of time people have to change in order to fit in and as it is repeated it could demonstrate the pressure they feel as it's to a regular rhythm and comes across as a sort of nagging urge to change with everyone else. Also it could show how it's a sort of a warning, because if it's repeating 'so little time' or 'slowly out of time' it's as if it's constantly trying to get your attention, warning you to change before it's too late.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2013 report

    “You say you wander your own land, but when I think about it I don’t see how you can” he’s speaking of his lover who’s “wandering her own land” or trying to find herself, to know herself, who she really is, etc. but to him, it seems she’s already developed and grown and that she already knows herself. She doesn’t “wander” she doesn’t seem lost. “you’re aching, you’re breaking, and I can see the pain in your eyes” she’s not satisfied with who or where she is in life. “because everybody’s changing” and she probably feels left behind and wants to be like everybody else and experience those changes together. “so little time” can represent the time they have left together before she leaves him behind to “change with everybody else”. While this is going on, he himself is trying to keep up with everybody and “try to make a move just to stay in the game” but as he’s trying to change, he’ll try to remember who he really is “try to stay awake and remember my name” then he questions why everyone is changing in the first place. He doesn’t feel the same. so in conclusion, the song is a breakup song. It’s about his lover choosing conformity rather than keeping their relationship. Because it’s normal for the world to change and it’s normal for people to be left behind, unable to change with the world.

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