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Song Lyrics - Things Change

Updated on September 23, 2011


When I need a break
There’s a place I like to go
Sometimes it’s just the water
Sometimes the islands show

It reminds me of us
How we aren’t always there
I’m never sure where we stand
Or if we even care

Things change
Things I used to touch
What always was is now not so much
When I see a lake run dry
I realize what money can’t buy
Yeah things change
Things change

I wonder where life may lead
I have no money
I have no home
There's no place to plant a seed

Is it about being alone
On an island of sand?
Is it as simple
As needing to hold someone’s hand?

Things change
Things I used to touch
What always was is now not so much
When I see a lake run dry
I realize what money can’t buy
Yeah things change
Things change

Maybe this is all there is
It seems we still can laugh
We can take one night
And forget about the past

We don’t care about tomorrow
Or is that just me?
Maybe I should just stop talking
And let the moment set us free

Things change
Things I used to touch
What always was is now not so much
When I see a lake run dry
I realize what money can’t buy
Yeah things change
Things change

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      JadedLove 5 years ago

      "Maybe this is all there is

      It seems we still can laugh

      We can take one night

      And forget about the past

      We don’t care about tomorrow

      Or is that just me?

      Maybe I should just stop talking

      And let the moment set us free"

      My favorite stanza and very powerful lines. Very deep in meaning, and strong in emotion. Voted up and beautiful.

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @JadedLove - Thanks man... It somewhat captures a situation I've been in before, but it's also about change and rolling with things. Sometimes as lovers people over think things too much... The visual muse was what we call down here in Austin, Texas, "Sometimes Islands." Lake Travis fluctuates in depth and when it's down the islands appear. Sometimes they are gone....

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Famtasic, SP! Love this as I can really relate. Got a son who will, too--your age and tough memories. Great poem!. Thank you for writing for all of us who feel that way.

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Teylina - Hi! Thank you. They say "embrace change" but "sometimes" that's not so easy...

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