Adams, Oleta - Everything Must Change Lyrics

Everything must change
Nothing stays the same
Everyone will change
No one stays the same

The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
'Cause that's the way of time
Nothing and no one goes unchanged

There are not many things in life
You can be sure of

Except rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky

And hummingbirds do fly
Winter turns to spring
A wounded heart will heal
But never much too soon

Yes, everything will change
The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
'Cause that's the way of time

Nothing and no one goes unchanged
There are not many things in life
You can be sure of

Except rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And hummingbirds do fly

Rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And hummingbirds do fly

Rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
Hummingbirds do fly

Everything must change
No one stays the same
No one, no one
Everyone must change

And the sun
Except the rain
Except the music makes me cry

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Adams, Oleta Everything Must Change Comments
  1. Larry Calloway

    Beautiful , moving ❤️😢❤️❤️

  2. Layale شانيل


  3. BrandNew Concern

    Music makes me CRY LIKE A BABY 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Absolutely love Oleta, G.O.A.T!! This music must be played with caution 😔😭😭😭😭

  4. sesuJSister tsirhC

    I am in a season of a spiritual metamorphosis. Letting go of past wounds has such a freedom that I never knew existed. I found that holding on to the past was like a knife in the memory that keeps the wound of the past from healing. God said this is rottenness to the bone ~ Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. ~ Proverbs 15:13 - A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Scriptures Paraphrased: "EVERYTHING Must Change."  - Thank you for posting this song!

    Larry Calloway

    sesuJSister tsirhC 😢🙏🏽 I needed this , thanks

  5. Kimberly Hogan

    ~Everything Must Change~
    Thank you Oleta Adams for sharing your gift on this song...You put your soul into this...........🎤🎹❤

  6. Cbar Colbeck

    One of my fave songs,and fave singer..Thanks for sharing..

  7. G.T. G 1

    Oh Sing 🎤 Mrs Adams 🎵 music 🎼

  8. Rebone Sesoko

    She's not celebrated well enough! Her voice compares to none 👌🏽👌🏽

  9. Simone Simmons

    My mom loves this song. She's been encouraging me to listen to it for years. I'm going through some grief and decided to listen today after speaking with her. What a beautiful message and very accurate!!!

  10. boss 2


  11. ImmortalQueen DivA

    I love this song so deep but true

  12. eryxxlyn

    We did a dance to this when I was apart of the Jazz Esemble in high school... 18 years later... it still puts chills down my back

    Tara Quinch


  13. LaVoce Devine

    Love, Love the richness of her voice...Oleta Adams is a true, true unique talent. I wish you much-continued success. I too recorded this masterpiece...I invite you to hear my version, simple, exposed and with just my voice and piano:

    LaVoce Devine

    @Willie EllebieEllebie thank you, thank you so much for listening. Loretta

    Willie Ellebie

    Thank you for sharing the link to your music. I appreciate it.

    LaVoce Devine

    @Willie Ellebie it is my pleasure to share my gift of song....I have more.

    Willie Ellebie

    @LaVoce Devine I sent the link to a friend of mine, who is a singer, and he said he enjoyed your performance. I'm going to share the link on social media. That will give more people an opportunity to enjoy your music. I wish you the best as you move forward.

    LaVoce Devine

    @Willie Ellebie I so appreciate any help you may offer in getting my music and my talent much-needed exposure. Here is my website link and it has a "SCREENING ROOM" with more of my videos as well as my debut CD QUIETLY:

  14. Mr.Candid richards

    Randy Crawford did it best. But this is beautiful.

  15. Maria Stoddard

    I heard this song back in middle school and it still makes me cry.. love her voice... sing.......

  16. Florine Taylor

    Such a beautiful rendition by her.

  17. Frank Uijens

    How I wisch to meet this woman and I'm sure it will be great!! Not only Oleta has her story, erveryone has!****

  18. Glenda Wagner

    I love the way she sings this song!

  19. Maria Mason

    Incredible voice and such a true and beautiful song. Everything must change...

  20. fullplate100

    SANG, CHIL' ... !!

  21. Steve Childress

    That Cry Baby Love's This song. From all of us

    Willie Ellebie

    Oleta Adams knows how to tug on your heartstrings with her music. She is a master communicator in the art of song.

  22. Aaron DX

    This is what made Roland and Curt choose her for Tears for Fears "The seeds of love"

    I see why.

  23. wwtjoy gbths

    March 3, 2019

  24. Dell W

    This is a song that only Bernard, with Quincy Jones arrangement makes it over the top. Maybe real music with dept will come back. or should I say relaxing and heartfelt. Thanks You Tube for feeling the void.

  25. michaeline1234

    thinking of James Ingram who was best Male vocal, but you baby girl, ROCK THIS SONG

  26. Reginald Andrews

    Besides being a beautiful song, this is also a very REAL song!

  27. wwtjoy gbths

    Rain comes from the clouds.
    The Sun lights the sky.
    Humming birds do fly.
    The Young become the old.
    We all pass away and die.

  28. Ruby Chew

    Oleta does an excellent job with this song. I think this version is spot on.

  29. alexanderdiaz1

    I had the great honor of seeing Ms. Adams perform at the Smith Center about two or three years ago, and she was amazing. She had me awestruck, even crying when she sang this song and "Hold Me". She is one of my very favorite artists. I never get tired of hearing her sing and as long as she keeps touring I will keep going to her shows. If you haven't seen her perform live; it's a MUST!!!

    Vi.Va.Danza Arts Unlimited a.s.d.

    I hope she'll come in Italy

  30. Brian Parrotte

    Changed the way I thought unbelievable what a great delivery of message

  31. Steven Greer

    Absolutely beautiful. Many have sang this song. But Miss Adams owns it.

    Florine Taylor


    Larry Calloway

    Steven Greer ❤️🔥🎶🎵💯

  32. Leisa Leisa

    She owned this !

  33. rubina austin

    2018 feels like the same

  34. Stacey Burnett

    she is truly a Master piece of our time. a one of a kind whom I've had the pleasure of impersonating for years in Kansas city and Tulsa OK and I've opened for the one and only Ida Macbeth both are truly legend's of my life

  35. uniquenblessed


  36. Roger Young

    Oleta got the best version of this good and so sadly beautifully good


    Maybe this is her own arraignment.

    Florine Taylor


  37. Norron Lee

    Great voice, personality and musician. Exceeds Streisand...

    Norron Lee

    And I just love love Streisands voice.

  38. Jenn Douglas




  40. 2001mimil

    i'm struck by the emotions felt by her voice and interpretation...

    Larry Calloway

    2001mimil I am as well ❤️😢❤️

  41. Timeless Light bearers

    Best Version''

    Willie Ellebie

    A great song sung by a great artist.

  42. Tammy Sisler

    So much going on in my family right now where the young become the old. Woke up thinking about this song and this particular version that I haven't heard since I was a little kid.
    Thank you Oleta Adam's for singing this song with so much heartfelt feeling.

    Florine Taylor

    She does this flawlessly!!
    Bc everything does change except.....

  43. Pat Seminario

    what a talent, great song, great lyrics, trumpet player has a little Chet Baker in his sound

  44. Brutha Dnubian

    6:54 of heaven❤❤❤ 1990!

  45. August Music


  46. Phil So Good

    Love you still ❤leta #2018

    Brutha Dnubian

    Phil So Good Me too although i wish i saw her more,she should be a household name.

  47. Drew Shourd

    Many great artists have recorded this amazing song written by Bernard Ighner, (who passed in 2017) like Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Rachelle Ferrell & George Benson, James Ingram to name a few, but Oleta has got my heart on this tune.


    I was going to mention Randy Crawford, but you beat me there. They are my two favorites.

    Sterling Pound

    Not forgetting Carmen Mercedes McRae...

    Michael Sinski


    tony wint

    It opens me up this versíon, Oleta as got me.

  48. Yolanda Pilecki

    Favorite serenade.

  49. Linda Isley

    So very true

  50. Josie Centeno

    Awesome ❤️🎶❤️

  51. MarcusJay214


  52. Bruno Villez

    Oh mon dieu quelle voix, quelle interprétation Juste Bravoooo Merciiii Oleta Adams <3

  53. David Rogers

    I can't believe this video only has 16 thousand views. Such an amazing artist and song.

    Willie Ellebie

    16,000 views for one song is not all that bad. I have nearly 6,500 videos on this channel. Everyday I get to see how people respond to different artist. Comparatively speaking, this is a good view count.

    Kenneth Daniels

    She s an "UNSUNG" FOR SURE!! Not many comparable...

    Brandon H

    There are also several videos of this song. So the other videos cut into the total view count. I sure if you tallied them all it would be much higher

    Lore Bay

    Yea, 16,000,000 would be more like it; i like her version of it and voice, but donnie hathaway sang it too, liked his version.

  54. leta swanie

    Omgosh... This woman can sing me home! Ty for posting.

    Lynn Peak


  55. Andrei Scholz

    And hummingbirds do fly......

  56. Xtra Delite

    She sings both the night and the day.

  57. Rita Coleman

    She Is Thee Best, Love Her!!!!!

  58. Hattie Lacy

    Oleta Adams OWNS this song!

    Willie Ellebie

    Yes, I agree, this song is a perfect for Oleta Adams.

    Imran Shaukat

    I have to disagree, it's an good rendition, abit over done and dragged unnecessarily. Randy Crawford is the true owner of this song.

    Rosemary Cox

    Out it it

  59. Clarmich Marteillat

    " Thank You ... Fabulous !!!

    Willie Ellebie

    You're welcome.

    Clarmich Marteillat

    Thank You Willie .... Michel + Gratitude

    Willie Ellebie

    You're welcome.

  60. Sandra Smith

    Oleta s voice, stirs the soul. before Yolanda, there was Oleta.

    Drew Shourd

    Sandra Smith ..any relation?

    Busy Bee

    @Drew Shourd

  61. Xtra Delite

    Man. She sure does move those notes.

    Brutha Dnubian

    Xtra Delite One of the strongest and distinctive vibratos ever. AMAZING!

  62. Paulette Ivory

    Brings tears to my eyes........

  63. Gerald Johnson

    May 4: Happy birthday Singer Oleta Adams. Thank you and God bless. Thanks for the upload, Willie Ellebie. Blessings

    Willie Ellebie

    You're welcome. Blessings!!!

  64. MrKAlexander1

    She's one of a kind, Simply amazing.....Love her!

    Willie Ellebie

    I agree. Oleta Adams is a very gifted musician and vocalist.

  65. Galaxy sky

    I was listening to Whitney and this song just popped in my head! I forgot all about it but the music brings it all back! Thank you for posting and loving real music!!

    Willie Ellebie

    You're welcome. This is one the greatest songs being sung by one of the greatest artist, Oleta Adams.

  66. Maire Muncaster

    yes. one of my all time favourites....Ms. O. Adam's version.

    Willie Ellebie

    I agree. Oleta does a very fine rendition of this song. One of the best, in my opinion.

    Damita Smith

    Maire Muncaster I cry everytime!!

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