Something’s Changed

Artist
James Bell
Released
2009
Genre
Modern
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“Now’s as good a time as any, so here goes…”

History

The first song I ever wrote, recorded and released under my own name. It’s about those moments in life that leave you fundamentally altered. Specifically it’s about the time I got a phone call from the hospital in the middle of the night to say that my mother was expected to pass away within hours. And it’s about the strange melancholy libration of having all of your ambitions and aspirations taken away from you, and for once knowing that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be, doing exactly what you’re supposed to do.

Lyrics

Now’s as good a time as any, so here goes
Through all the years, and there’ve been many, we’ve been close
We’ve always said
What’s on our minds
And so before we go, there’s one more thing that you should know

I can’t go on, just like before
I’m turning off at this next turning in the road

I imagine you’d guessed
And I won’t try to express
All the jumbled mess of wiring I have inside
Except to tell you that the whole thing’s going around in my head
Like some hysterical roulette wheel

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And I can’t explain
I can’t explain
But something’s changed
Something’s changed
And something tells me
From now on
Nothing
Is ever
Going to be the same again
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Inch by inch, step by step, blow by blow
Behind the glass, things flash past, streetlights glow
I’m twice removed
I’m two hours slow
I’m pulled along, my arms outstretched, the world in tow

Sit me down
Explain the role
Am I okay? There’s something gripped me, won’t let go

Some little feature
Like some little preacher
Like some little creature that I have inside
And I’m sorry but the poor thing’s running around in my head
Like an experiment I can’t control

—————————————–
And I can’t explain
I can’t explain
Except that something’s changed
Except that something’s changed
And I suspect
From now on
Nothing
Is ever
Going to be the same again
—————————————–

2am, someone phones, time to go
I step outside, I see the sky above the glow
Goddamn it’s blue
Goddamn it’s so still
Oh, I love this life, I finally get it, and now I know

I’ve been asleep
My whole life
But now my eyes are open wide, and now I know

And something just hit me
Something just bit me
Like some injured little wild thing I took inside
And I’m sorry but the whole thing’s going around in my head
Like a ball, like a record, like a hammer, like a freight train

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And I can’t explain
Except that something’s changed
Everything’s changed
And this infinite space
The stars and moon
Everything is strange and new
Strange and new
Strange and new
Strange and new
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Credits & Copyright

Written and recorded by James Bell in January 2009. Released in November 2009. Remastered in January 2017. (C) & (P) House of Lyra. All rights reserved.