13. Times Are Changing

INTRODUCTION:
It took me a very long time to find my musical self. I always loved to stand out, but a lot of the time, I wrote what I thought other people wanted to hear. Ya know, the stuff you hear 800 times a day on the radio. It wasn’t until very recently that I came into my own music. After years of people telling me that my music was too “showtune-y”, I made it MORE showtune-y. And I fell even MORE in love with songwriting. I grew up doing musical theatre, and I’m proud of my newly found pop/rock/showtune style. Times Are Changing are about taking the world by storm with my very own, brand new genre of music, “showpop”.

LYRICS:

Verse 1: I’m not the same little girl, 
Who used to be scared of facing the world. 
I’m starting to see now, life is a game. 
I just want to change how it’s played. 
If anyone’s meant to do this, it’s me. 
It’s in my bones, it’s who I’m meant to be. 
Times are changing… 

CHORUS: I know what I want. 
I’ve figured it out. 
After so many years, I’m finally here, 
No one stopping me now. 
Time to let go, be brave and 
Use what you know, and take it, 
Make it my own, and change it. 
Times are changing. 

Verse 2: I knew what I wanted to do since I was young. 
But how I was going to get there changed when I grew up. 
I want to sing, but I want you to see. 
I want you to hear me, but I need you to feel. 
I’m gonna break what you know and make it mine. 
Take life as you know it, and kiss it goodbye. 
Times are changing… 

CHORUS: I know what I want.  
I’ve figured it out.  
After so many years, I’m finally here,  
No one stopping me now.  
Time to let go, be brave and  
Use what you know, and take it,  
Make it my own, and change it.  ​

Bridge: Time to let go, be brave and 
Use what you know, and take it, 
Make it my own, and change it. 
Take all the rules, and break them. 
Do what it takes, to make it. 
This is the moment, I’ve waited 
To come along, and save me. 
Take what you’re thinking, and say it. 
Times are changing. 

CHORUS: I know what I want.  
I’ve figured it out.  
After so many years, I’m finally here,  
No one stopping me now.  
Time to let go, be brave and  
Use what you know, and take it,  
Make it my own, and change it.  
​Times are changing. 


LYRIC ANALYSIS:

I’m not the same little girl,  
Who used to be scared of facing the world.  - Screw anxiety and fear, I can take on anything
I’m starting to see now, life is a game.  
I just want to change how it’s played. - The music industry specifically, is a game. And I WILL change how it's played. 
If anyone’s meant to do this, it’s me.  
It’s in my bones, it’s who I’m meant to be.  
Times are changing… 

I know what I want.  
I’ve figured it out.  - I found my true musical self, and plan to change music as we know it.
After so many years, I’m finally here,  - It took me a while to get there,
No one stopping me now.  - but I got past everyone telling me I was too "showtune-y" or that I should be on Broadway instead of a rock stage. Pfft!
Time to let go, be brave and  - Take a risk, and just go for it.
Use what you know, and take it,
Make it my own, and change it. 
Times are changing.  - Hell yeah, they are.

I knew what I wanted to do since I was young.  
But how I was going to get there changed when I grew up. - I always wanted to be a pop singer, but now I just want to be ME.
I want to sing, but I want you to see.  
I want you to hear me, but I need you to feel.
I’m gonna break what you know and make it mine.  - I'm telling you, I'm gonna change the way you see, hear and feel music.
Take life as you know it, and kiss it goodbye.  
Times are changing…  

I know what I want.   
I’ve figured it out.   
After so many years, I’m finally here,   
No one stopping me now.   
Time to let go, be brave and   
Use what you know, and take it,   
Make it my own, and change it.  ​ 

Time to let go, be brave and  
Use what you know, and take it,  
Make it my own, and change it.  
Take all the rules, and break them.  - 'Cause rules are meant to be broken.
Do what it takes, to make it.  - I'll make it to the top.
This is the moment, I’ve waited  
To come along, and save me.  - I FINALLY found myself.
Take what you’re thinking, and say it.  
Times are changing.  

I know what I want.   
I’ve figured it out.   
After so many years, I’m finally here,   
No one stopping me now.   
Time to let go, be brave and   
Use what you know, and take it,   
Make it my own, and change it.   
​Times are changing. 

ORIGINAL COPY:

Page 1
Page 2 (plus the bridge of a song called "My Neighbors Are Assholes")

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