Black Sabbath

About Changes

"Changes" is a song by Black Sabbath. It first appeared on Vol. 4 which was released in 1972.


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I feel unhappy
I feel so sad
I lost the best friend
That I ever had

She was my woman
I loved her so
But it's too late now
I've let her go

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

We shared the years
We shared each day
In love together
We found a way

But soon the world
Had its evil way
My heart was blinded
Love went astray

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

It took so long
To realize
And I can still hear
Her last goodbyes

Now all my days
Are filled with tears
Wish I could go back
And change these years

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1969, by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth and renamed Black Sabbath in 1969, the band began incorporating occult and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophesies of the horrors of w… more »

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11 facts about this song

Band Origin
"Changes" is a song by British rock band Black Sabbath.
Album Release
The song was first released on their 1972 album "Vol. 4".
Unique Composition
Unlike many of their heavier, doom metal songs, "Changes" is an emotional ballad.
Instrumental Variation
A unique aspect of "Changes" is that it does not include any guitars or drums; it purely consists of a piano, mellotron, and bass guitar.
Song Inspiration
The lyrics of the song were inspired by heartbreak. It is about the end of a long-term relationship between bassist Geezer Butler and a girlfriend.
First Pianist
This is the first Black Sabbath's song where Tony Iommi played the piano.
Song Cover
The song was covered by Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly Osbourne in 2003 and reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.
Cultural Impact
Hip-hop artist Charles Bradley did a cover of "Changes", which was used as the theme song for the animated series "Big Mouth".
Live Performances
Despite being a popular song, "Changes" was very rarely played live by Black Sabbath.
Critical Acclaim
The song has been praised for its heart-wrenching lyrics and unique composition, making it stand out in Black Sabbath's extensive catalog of music.
Inclusion on Compilations
"Changes" has been included on several compilation albums, including "Black Sabbath's Greatest Hits" (1977), "The Ozzy Osbourne Years" (1991), and "Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978" (2002).

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