Blind Melon — Change
Album: Blind Melon
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I don't feel the sun's coming out today
It's staying in... It's gonna find another way(yeah)
As I sit here in this misery I don't
Think I'll ever See the sun from here

And oh as I fade away
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,
Hey, look at him I'll never live that way
But that's ok,
They're just afraid to change

And when you feel life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up, and
Take a look around, then you look up way to the sky
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
Keep on dreamin' boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die

And as we all play parts of tomorrow
Some ways we'll work, and other ways we'll play
But I know we can't all stay here forever
So I will write my words on the face of today....
And they'll paint it

And oh As I fade away
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say
Hey look at him, and where he is these days
When life is hard you have to change
When life is hard you have to change
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Makes me want to piss all over a crowd of people.
 zepher wrote:
Channel your inner bee.....




 


My brain wants to change the final line to, "Life is hard when you have to change". Gives it a different feel.
This is so much better than their big hit song.
What a voice, goosebumps!
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

you rented a house out to a drummer!? +10 on the scales of awesomeness Waaay cool.

 
Yeah but maybe the neighbors weren't so happy about it {#Drummer} 
{#Laughing}
 cathstewart94 wrote:
I met Glenn Graham, the drummer, a few years after this album - serious musician, nice family, good renter.  Hope that he's still productive and doing what he loves. 

 
you rented a house out to a drummer!? +10 on the scales of awesomeness Waaay cool.
 dubberdan wrote:
One of the tracks to my teenage years! Yeehaa!

 
Same here. Hotboxing the car in the 90's and listening to this album.
Yes. Great choice. We we used to listen to this album like crazy in high school back in the 90's. Probably went through about 3 of these tapes. We used to pan the song to one side so it was just vocals. Made my day, thank you.
 Well, My pet dream of tomorrow.
One of the tracks to my teenage years! Yeehaa!
OW
Turning it way up.
UGH!
 jamelch wrote:
I get chills every time he gets to the part "When you feel life ain't worth livin"...I hear echos of Janice in that voice.  A shame that he was gone too soon.

 
well, if he is so great then he left just in time like all the other greats before him...
I'll never get sick of this song!  Or this album.  Truly underrated talent, and a sound that keeps me interested.  Too bad Shannon Hoon had to be such a wild man.
 
it may not be everyone's darlin, but I really love this album
 
Never heard this group--sorry short-lived...riffing some Allman Bros.
"...When your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming boy, because when you stop dreaming it's time to die..."

All time favorite from this great, short lived band.

 
Channel your inner bee.....




Lots of really good things happening in this song but the vocal delivery is right off the charts.
I met Glenn Graham, the drummer, a few years after this album - serious musician, nice family, good renter.  Hope that he's still productive and doing what he loves. 
I love this song- the sound, the truth of the thought behind it- it raises the hairs on my arms every time.
One of my most favourite songs of all times!! Never heard this on RP before actually.  Weird!  I sing and play this one on my guitar regularly.  This entire album is amazing and I can never get sick of listening to it.  Shannon Hoon you left us too soon!!
 junebaby65 wrote:
Thought it was the Black Crowes for a sec.

 
{#Yes}
I get chills every time he gets to the part "When you feel life ain't worth livin"...I hear echos of Janice in that voice.  A shame that he was gone too soon.
Thought it was the Black Crowes for a sec.
 Rick_V wrote:
Always loved this song. Great pick, Bill!

 
.........  ditto 7 >>>>>>>>>>> 8   {#Cheers}
wow. cool song. I'm guilty of only knowing one song by these guys...
YAY  {#Music}
 coloradojohn wrote:
Yeah, got '92 all over it, but that's how I love to remember it. I like how I still like it, and how it reminds me to keep moving: things change...

 
Well said.  8 -> 9
Always loved this song. Great pick, Bill!
 kingart wrote:

Actually, I think pumpkins are classed as a vegetable. Tomatoes, thought of as a vegetable, are actually a fruit. 
Botany class is over. Back to RP recess.  

 
Botanically, pumpkins are "classed" as fruits - they have self-contained seeds and are the ripened ovaries of flowering plants, as are tomatoes.  Vegetables are generally stems, buds, roots, bulbs, or leaves of edible plants.  Sorry for interrupting recess: as you were.
Yeah, got '92 all over it, but that's how I love to remember it. I like how I still like it, and how it reminds me to keep moving: things change...
Ya whatever ...  pass the heroin ...
This song is so good…

I don't feel the sun's comin' out today

It's staying in, it's gonna find another way.

As I sit here in this misery,

I don't think I'll ever, no lord, see the sun from here.

And oh as I fade away,

They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,

"Hey look at him, I'll never live that way."

But that's okay, they're just afraid to change.

And when you feel your life ain't worth living

You've got to stand up and take a look around you

Then a look way up to the sky.

And when your deepest thoughts are broken,

Keep on dreaming, boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.

And as we all play parts of tomorrow,

Some ways we'll work and other ways we'll play.

But I know we can't all stay here forever,

So I want to write my words on the face of today

...And then they'll paint it

And oh as I fade away,

They'll all look at me and say, they'll say,

"Hey look at him and where he is these days."

When life is hard, you have to change.

When life is hard, you have to change.

 
 PopKombo wrote:

How about Smashing Pumpkins?  Pumpkins are scientifically speaking, a fruit.  Oh, and Bananarama and Tangerine Dream.



 
Actually, I think pumpkins are classed as a vegetable. Tomatoes, thought of as a vegetable, are actually a fruit. 
Botany class is over. Back to RP recess.  
 kingart wrote:
Bands with a fruit in or for their name

Blind Melon
Lemonheads
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Moby Grape
The Cranberries
The Raspberries

There's more. Can't recall them. Help me out, RPers. 
 
 

 PopKombo wrote:

How about Smashing Pumpkins?  Pumpkins are scientifically speaking, a fruit.  Oh, and Bananarama and Tangerine Dream.


 dsd wrote:

Electric Prunes (someone has to say it)
 
Fiona Apple?  Don or Neneh Cherry?  Chuck Berry?
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumped from 8 to 9.  Dammit, Shannon Hoon - wrong place, wrong time, wrong choices... We could sure use your music now.
 
Miss you, Cynaera...
 
 scraig wrote:
i hate heroin. seriously retarded.
 
I believe it was cocaine that killed Shannon.
 PopKombo wrote:

How about Smashing Pumpkins?  Pumpkins are scientifically speaking, a fruit.  Oh, and Bananarama and Tangerine Dream.
 
Electric Prunes (someone has to say it)
 kingart wrote:
Bands with a fruit in or for their name

Blind Melon
Lemonheads
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Moby Grape
The Cranberries
The Raspberries

There's more. Can't recall them. Help me out, RPers. 
 
 
How about Smashing Pumpkins?  Pumpkins are scientifically speaking, a fruit.  Oh, and Bananarama and Tangerine Dream.


One of my faves from this great but short lived band. The light that burns twice as fast burns twice as bright. Peace.

"Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die."
Bands with a fruit in or for their name

Blind Melon
Lemonheads
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Moby Grape
The Cranberries
The Raspberries

There's more. Can't recall them. Help me out, RPers. 
 
i hate heroin. seriously retarded.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
20 years ago this sounded like it was from 20 years ago.
 
Really, it was never a good band.
 emh wrote:
Saw them open for the Stones at Three Rivers. I was going for the Stones, didn't really know or care about Blind Melon.  Expecting them to be marginal, they ended up being one of my most pleasant live show surprises.  Not just decent live, they were really good.
 
i was at that show!! i agree - it was good.
i am from pgh.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Too young,,,too young
 
i forget, was it drugs?