Bowie, David - Changes Lyrics

I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running 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
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

(Turn and face the strange)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strange)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

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 going through

(Turn and face the strange)
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
(Turn and face the strange)
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 fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace
I'm going through

(Turn and face the strange)
Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers
(Turn and face the strange)
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

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  1. Yazori Vazquez


  2. Gioppi Gioppi

    La piu' bella.

  3. Tommy Potter

    Thank you for this awesome person God ... Top shelf band

  4. Kenneth Freeman

    Great, great song. Emblematic. But who was the female dancer in the video? AND WHERE'S THE VIDEO

  5. Bryan Fajardo

    this song reminds me of chip n dale

  6. Timothy Haskins

    Everybody recognizes the voice that comes in during the chorus..."Turn and face the strange...." right??

  7. dread true

    The most British music ever.
    (that's a compliment;)

  8. Martin Christian Aguilar


    - David Bowie
    - Yoshikage Kira

  9. Martin Christian Aguilar

    Kira Yoshikage change his face
    (Listens to David Bowie- Changes)

    Conclusion: Now I know why.

  10. SramNaTo69

    This video was uploading at my 18th birthday

  11. Jackson Lewis

    I wish that this was the big mouth theme

  12. Bradley vdw

    Last song I'll play before coronavirus takes me

  13. General Chant

    Just here to instigate trouble.

  14. Georgia Smith

    1:45 any generation

  15. Patrick Stapleton

    The Simpsons Brought me here where Homer Scams Springfield with a Excessive amount of change

  16. diego salceda

    great always great and forever !

  17. Wumpis

    Sounds like the Shrek 2 version has had some 1:03

  18. Medieval Gamers

    Só vim aqui por causa da Frase no Filme: O Clube dos 5!!!! Nunca desistam da sua juventude, é nois!!!

  19. Katie Stott

    2020 anyone?

  20. Anonymous 2357

    Why does he resemble Luke Skywalker.

    Mark Wilkins

    Anonymous 2357 maybe Luke resembles him

  21. Map of my soul

    i love you!!!!

  22. Paisley Giger

    Rest is piece

  23. Anonymous 2357

    The cover looks like something from Charlie and the chocolate factory. Idk why.

  24. Julianne Pool

    🤔🤨😐😑😶🙂🤗😃😀😘😍 this was my timeline of me finding this song till now

  25. Peregrine C

    "Time may change me. But, I can trace time." Effing Brilliant Lyric

  26. Hereward the Wake

    Bobbie Watkins, RIP mate.

  27. zigmas reisas

    Happy birthday David Bowie !!!... rest in peace

  28. Martin John Hall

    this should be played by donald trumps opponents
    maybe the kids will become imune then

  29. Zachary Ocasio-Cortez

    2020, boy time really CHANGES doesn't it folks? Hit that like button and we'll face these changes together!

    adam3560 adam3560

    WW3 is gonna happen

  30. Binkle Babe

    "OK, Boomer," kids! listen to this song from when this 64-year-old was 16. "And these children that you spit on ... " Bowie is timeless.

  31. travis the maxus

    Who just looked up shrek and got this

  32. John Joestar

    I found him!
    Kira Yoshikage is David Bowie!!
    I found him without Heaven's Door!!!

    Killer Queen Third Bomb......Bites The DustO!!!!

    Jonah Parsons

    John Joestar is he actually based off bowie 😧?

    John Joestar

    @Jonah Parsons Yes. Araki was inspired by David Bowie to create Kira Yoshikage.

  33. scott warwick

    I stayed at a hotel in dover this Christmas.It has been sixteen years since I have been in dover.....and yep',changes just about sum up how the place has,well,deteriorated.The sad thing is,most of the places in the U.k are now depressed like this.Shops boarded up,squalor,dirty olf fast food outlets,rubbish in the streets,people looking unresponsive and defeated.The older I live,the more changes I see and,the change that I like the least,is seeing my country,that I love,degenerate as it has over the last ten or so years.Changes.....

    tom o'conner

    Tories and a blinkered electorate who blame others for the shit they are in ignore the Tories nd blame others.. ie Brexit .. fools the lot of them, 9 yrs of cruel Tory cuts and they vote the fuckers back in.. crazy aint the word !!

  34. Fairuren 34

    When kira yoshikage change to Kosaku Kawajiri 1:04 to 1:09

  35. donenonly03

    rip to the man

  36. Labratuga SMF

    OMFG this song is on shreck 2!!, damn shreck 2 is so good

  37. Nixolas

    Sounds like Dumb Ways To Die song. Am i the only one?

  38. samuel joseph

    Muito top essa musica. ❤️❤️❤️

  39. Eugene Murray

    The strain...
    Dont trace time

  40. eden

    people here bc of shrek 2 meanwhile im here bc of horrible histories

  41. Bruh 0-0



    haha yes


    Same here.


    What is this reference to?

    Bruh 0-0

    Senjlimbu Horrible Histories - Natural Selection Song

  42. Charlie Butterworth

    Leettssssssss go david bowie

  43. Cindy Dufala

    Bravo ⚘

  44. Vya2 boang ikaw

    Bollox to shrek... THIS IS BOWIE

  45. Melodie Ferrin

    Wait... this is the original? You’re telling me that Shrek 2 betrayed me? 😨

  46. Tessa Boubion

    I love this song! Just the strings, then it all hits with that "oh yeah" then the major upbeat piano! I love it! I love David Bowie.

  47. That one Fujoshi

    *when you blow up a kid so you take the identity of a child's father to keep a peaceful life*


    Hey jojofag

    Comrade Smittmitt

    @Lunaseur Fuck off mate.

    Comrade Smittmitt

    @Lunaseur I retract my fuck you if the original comment is talking about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I won't if it's about Jojo Rabbit.

  48. That one Fujoshi

    Bruh- i finally found the song i fell in love with in shrek but found out it was a jojo reference 😔

  49. JudyRChung

    this gonna be my honeymoon song

  50. A Barra

    Great cameo by John Lennon

  51. Стас Ваулин

    Great song

  52. jose martinez


  53. Alain Duplan

    Yoshikage Kira was a beautiful singer

  54. Beth Davis

    I love you. Your little China girl, Marilyn Monroe, its strange very strange.

  55. Mk4

    Best song to end the week. Being a blue collar or a fucking useless rich elite.

  56. Terena S. House

    I love this song alot. RIP David Bowie🛌🌼💐😍👍

  57. PinprickSociety

    Still a great song with relevance today.

  58. ammie baker

    How can so many... Maybe changes

  59. Emilia Sanford

    I have a animation for this song already storyboarded in my head and it’s dedicated to my first year of middle school and it will be great and I’m getting a art tablet and I’ll be able to animate and it will be amazing.

  60. Richard Willette

    fucking legend

  61. Article 69

    Why does he always stutter at the same word

  62. Lilu Miranda

    My love David de aquí hasta las estrellas x siempre💘💘💘💘💘

  63. Crash Course HTML

    I wish YouTube would stop ch-ch-ch-ch-changing their algorithms

  64. Jack nguyen

    The ch ch ch change part sounds like dumb ways to die in repeat

  65. Mikey_Suze Four

    *Time may change me, but I can't trace time...*

  66. yvngtrost

    crowley singing this while being tortured was hilarious, supernuatural season 8 finale :)

  67. market leader-ds

    I am here because I am basic and changes are afloat.

  68. E. Davis

    Once a Shrek song, always a Shrek song


    Wow 😂 nice

  70. Happy Little Accidents

    Listening in October 2035, leave a like!!

  71. Stephen Herndon

    At 67 do not waste time on BS, like politics, government, holly advertising-side step them and move on.

    Joe Turner

    Are u 67?

    Mikey_Suze Four

    @Joe Turner 2,269 haters are definitely under 60.

  72. Zach

    THe 2015 remaster is super choppy this is way better

  73. Thomas Jakob

    I covered this incredible song!

  74. Starmarie Jackson

    I use to hear David Bowie's 'Changes' on VH1 I love the 1970s: 1970 sigment where they discussed Judy Bloom's book 'Are you there God ? It's me Margret ' .

  75. Melonnah

    I can make a promise,
    I can make a-
    Wait, shit wrong song About Changes

  76. richardmaggio1979

    Even then Bowie knew there were going to be people outside of the norm because that is what he was. This entire song is about not settling for status quo.

  77. That70'smusic

    So good

  78. Jennie Hudson

    Listening to the lyrics,he's going on about a politician?who though?

    Jennie Hudson

    Edward heath was pm then

  79. Peter Evans

    Bowie, Bowie, Bowie, what a huge loss, still can't believe he's gone.....Changes......................Janine Evans.

  80. 4:00 AM is my morning

    When my mom hears this song: This is such a great song Me: SHREK!

    Jack park

    Lame ass

  81. axeNstax1

    Had no idea who this man who was in Labyrinth until I got older and began to appreciate music. What a fucking innovator and musical/lyrical master

  82. GOL.D. ROGER

    2k19 still get me in my feels

  83. that one depressed kid

    I told my mom when we were in kansas i said choo choo choo choo train yeah

  84. Alex K.

    Perfect opener for Hunky Dory.

  85. Tim Dredge

    “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 going through”.

    Seems to me that these words applied absolutely to Greta Thunberg's visit to the UN in September 2019.

    Sean Hamilton

    @sickk kunt also the 'rich elite' such as Donald Trump and others gain more from burning fossil fuels than stopping. Why do you think there are all those memes about oil? It's expensive and it's used as a fuel to burn by those 'rich elite' you talk about

    Guitpickin CowHippy

    @Sean Hamilton OK, fair enough, although I am nowhere near the "boomer" age, nor did I state anywhere that I "don't believe in climate change, or global warming, or whatever [I] want to call it". Nowhere. So how exactly do you plan on preventing this upcoming tragedy you are worried about? No matter what answer you give here, have you thought through all the implications of what you propose? Most non-"boomers" -- whatever that makes you -- present only emotional appeal to tired cliched rhetoric, which we've all heard quite enough times already, thank you. "HOW DARE YOU", etc... doesn't accomplishing anything towards convincing people of what you think the rest of us should be doing, or how to help you. And I promise you that calling me names will only cause me to actively resist you and those like you -- and I have more resources to help me resist you than you have to resist me. So -- let's do this, out in the streets, and see who comes out on top. Seems like a lot of wasted effort if the planet is indeed going up in flames...


    I don't think Greta Thunberg really knows what's going on. I think her outrage with the state of things confuses and diminishes the work, for some lifetime work, of those scientist and engineers in dealing with this real threat of global warming. Like my Father use to say "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." Greta needs to be careful she doesn't make things worse, especially with this outrage culture that seems to be going on in the modern world.


    @Lucas Garcia That's not going to happen. Either the leaders of the countries she has talked to have dismissed or or think she minimizes the problem and she has no solutions, just outrage. It's easy to be mad at the state of things, it's so much harder to have a solution, which Greta has none except for more outrage.

    Freddy Corcoran MB

    Daniel Dougan no she fucking ain’t. Many people have been saying what she’s said for years now. She got lucky that people listened to her

  86. Deep Heat

    Thank you world for liking *David* from the *UK!*

    PS. I'm pissed!

  87. Amber Bamber

    Who else came here because Crowley from supernatural sung this 😂



  89. Phan San

    From "Bài hát tuổi 17"

  90. Vincenzo Lista

    Il migliore

  91. flower power

    That picture of David Bowie was back in the 60s ☺

  92. AJ Hall

    how was this version the "2015 remastered", if this video was posted in 2007?!?!

    Gold Gaming

    They enhanced the audio and edited it into the video

  93. John Surabian

    ! ;-)( !

  94. MusicallyStoned

    Is that still David singing on the choruses?

  95. Infrared Toa

    Nothing has Changed.

  96. Austin Ed

    Why is Luke Skywalker on the thumbnail?

  97. ravenhill the mystery and the scarlet sword † 1968

    a classic, pretty soon now you're gonna get older!

  98. Estufa 10

    Who is here because of mr layton