Pete Johns – Things Change feat. Dan Baker

Pete Johns – Things Changes feat. Dan Baker

Pete Johns (vocals, guitar, piano)
Dan Baker (violins).

Check out Dan’s channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/danbaker74
== Related Videos ==

Dan Baker records the violins for this song in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/xCxsqEaoP4g
Pete brings Dan’s violins in to his track – https://youtu.be/cCw-4PiYrmg
Original mix review of “Things Change” – https://youtu.be/imP7wG-IA6U
== Lyrics ==

It’s a common misconception
It’s a thing that many fear
That the comfort that we have right now
It going to disappear

The only thing that stays the same
Is that things will change
And you can choose to kick and scream
But things will change

It’s a hope of kinds and peasants too
It’s a dream of weak and brave
It’s a fear as big as speaking up
And a fact that never fades

The only thing that stays the same
Is that things will change
And you can choose to kick and scream
But things will change

So what is to be done of it?
And what else do we say?
When everything we know and love
Is changing every day

The only thing that doesn’t change
Is that things will change
And you can choose to kick and scream
But things will change

The only thing that doesn’t change
Is that things will change
And you can choose to kick and scream
But things will change
Yes things will change
== Behind the song ==

This particular song is pretty special to me. I don’t deal with change particularly well, however have come to terms with the fact that change is inevitable, and the phrase “the only thing that doesn’t change is that things will change” has become part of the vocabulary in the Johns household.

More about the lyrics in a moment.

Let’s talk about how this song came together. Like most of my songs, this one was born from the “Song Spark” group on Facebook. I can honestly not remember what the spark was, but it must have been a good one! Once I wrote the song, I shared it on the GarageBand Users Facebook group and asked the folks there “What do you think? What should I do with this?” The amazing Dan Baker said “I can record some violins on this song if you like”, to which I quickly replied “heck yes!!” (or words to that effect).

Dan’s violins really brought the song to life (check the links above to see him recording these violins) and when I got the tracks back I was super impressed.

Flash forward many (too many) months and I was finally happy enough with the mix to release this song. It took me longer to release because unlike my own songs, where once I release it’s only ME who needs to care how it sounds, this one impacts another person too – so I sat on it for WAY too long. The learning? Don’t sit on songs for way too long!!

Oh, and back to the lyrics. My favourite line in this which is repeated again and again is “and you can choose to kick and scream, but things will change”. So many folks seem to choose to RESIST change (ahem…. yes, including me) and kick and scream instead of accepting what they can NOT control, and making sure the focus on what they CAN.

Thanks folks.

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