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Keane - Everybody's Changing


Keane - Everybody's Changing - Meaning of the song


This song is about someone struggling to adapt to changes around them, particularly their friends who are growing up, moving away, and losing interest in things they once shared with the singer.

After the Conservatives used this at their 2010 election manifesto launch where leader David Cameron gave a speech, Keane protested that the party never asked their permission to use the song. Band member Richard Hughes wrote on Twitter, "Am horrified. To be clear – we were not asked. I will not vote for them." A Conservative spokesman responded: "It's a great song and David's a great fan." The Keane boys can object all they like, but there is nothing artists can do about UK political parties playing their records at these events, as such public performance of recorded music is covered by a blanket license.

"Everybody's Changing is definitely world-weary. I wrote that at a time when we were quite low. We'd given up our London dream and had to slink back to Battle. We were feeling really isolated as a band. All our friends were making their way in the world and we were back at square one. Also, everyone I knew was jettisoning who they had been and was trying to be cool. I didn't know whether to go with that or not. I decided to stay my geeky self."


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 I'm

Trying to make a move just to stay in the game, I

Try to stay awake and remember my name, but

Everybody's changing

And I don't feel the same


You're gone from here

Soon you will disappear

Fading into beautiful light

'Cause everybody's changing

And I don't feel right


So little time

Try to understand that I'm

Trying to make a move just to stay in the game, I

Try to stay awake and remember my name, but

Everybody's changing

And I don't feel the same


So little time

Try to understand that I'm

Trying to make a move just to stay in the game, I

Try to stay awake and remember my name, but

Everybody's changing

And I don't feel the same


Ah! Everybody's changing

And I don't feel the same


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