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Sheryl Crow: A Change Would Do You Good Meaning

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Song Released: 1997


Covered By: Glee Cast


A Change Would Do You Good Lyrics

Ten years livin’ in a paper bag ...
Feedback Baby - he’s a flipped-out cat!
a platinum canary, drinkin’ Falstaff beer ...
mercedes rule, and a rented Lear!
bottom-feeder, insincere -
prophet lo-fi pioneer ...
sell the house and go to school...

  1. thomasfly
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    Jun 20th 2009 report

    This song is an example of "lyrical impressionism," of which John Lennon was a master, if not the originator of the genre. The most obvious example, by Lennon, was “I Am the Walrus;” others were "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and “Come Together,” while the first such example by Lennon was “Hey Bulldog.”

    From WikiPedia: the "musical impressionism (of the 19th century) focused on suggestion and atmosphere rather than strong emotion or the depiction of a story."

    In the case of popular / rock music, impressionism is characterized by lyrics that “superficially appear to be nonsensical and meaningless – which, in fact, (may) HAVE NO concrete meaning - but which, nonetheless, strongly suggest some kind of meaning … conveying an interpretation and / or feeling subliminally.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KReBwuE9Cmo

    ten years livin’ in a paper bag ...
    Feedback Baby - he’s a flipped-out cat!
    a platinum canary, drinkin’ Falstaff beer ...
    mercedes rule, and a rented Lear!
    bottom-feeder, insincere -
    prophet lo-fi pioneer ...
    sell the house and go to school -
    get a young girlfriend - Daddy’s Jewel!

    {Chorus}
    a change …
    a change would do you good
    … would do you good
    a change would do you good
    i think a change ...
    a change would do you good
    ... would do you good
    a change would do you good

    God’s Little Gift is on the rag ...
    poster girl posin’ in a fashion mag!
    canine / feline ... Jekyll and Hyde ...
    wear your fake fur on the inside!
    Queen of South Beach ... agin’ blues -
    dinner’s at six - wear your cement shoes ...
    i thought you were singin’ your heart out to me -
    your lips were syncin’ and now I see ...

    {Chorus}

    chasin’ dragons with plastic swords ...
    Jack-off Jimmy - everybody wants more!
    scully and angel on the kitchen floor ...
    and i’m calling buddy on the Ouija board!
    i’ve been thinkin’ ’bout catchin’ a train -
    leave my phone machine by the radar range …
    “hello, it’s me - i’m not at home -
    if you’d like to reach me, leave me alone!”

    {Chorus}


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