David Bowie - Changes 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
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
There's 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
And 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 fascinations fascinate me
Ah, changes are takin'
The pace I'm goin' through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Ooh, 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Changes
  • 2 Oh! You Pretty Things
  • 3 Eight Line Poem
  • 4 Life on Mars?
  • 5 Kooks
  • 6 Quicksand
  • 7 Fill Your Heart
  • 8 Andy Warhol
  • 9 Song for Bob Dylan
  • 10 Queen Bitch
  • 11 The Bewlay Brothers


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Eduardo Del Barrio, Roxanne Seeman, Judy Jones, Mitch Kaplan
    album: Track 1 in album Hunky Dory
    release date: 1971-12-17
    popularity : 218 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Classic Rock/Glam
    length: 3:36
    remixer: Ken Scott
    producer: David Bowie and Ken Scott
    drums: Mick Woodmansey
    piano: Rick Wakeman
    lead vocals: David Bowie
    vocal: David Bowie
    arranger: Mick Ronson
    bass: Trevor Bolder
    guitar: Mick Ronson and David Bowie
    bass guitar: Trevor Bolder
    saxophone & piano & guitar: David Bowie
    lyricist: David Bowie
    composer: David Bowie
    Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin