The Change (song)

"The Change" is a song written by Tony Arata and Wayne Tester, recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in March 1996 as the fourth single from the album Fresh Horses; the song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Tracks chart. The song describes someone making an effort to fix the world though people keep telling them that they'll "never change things", that their effort will not make the world a better place, he describes his action as being "like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss". The singer concludes that if he fails to change the world, the world "will not change me"; the music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in February 1996. The song pays respect to the families of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing; the video shows Brooks dressed in dark clothing and singing, while he is surrounded by large screens showing news footage and photographic images from the incident. "The Change" re-entered the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at number 71 as an official single for the week of March 30, 1996.

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


Stillingfleet is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974, it is about 6 miles south of York and nearby settlements include Acaster Selby and Appleton Roebuck. Stillingfleet was once the site of UK Coal's Stillingfleet Mine, part of the Selby Coalfield, which closed in 2004; the parish church of St Helen's is a grade. The origin of the name'Stillingfleet' lies in Old English; the name means'stretch of river belonging to the family or followers of a man called Styfel', is composed of the elements Styfel and fleot. The village was recorded as Steflingefled in the Domesday Book. On Boxing Day 1833, 11 members of a party of carol singers from Stillingfleet were drowned when their boat overturned in the nearby River Ouse. Historic England. "St Helen's Church". National Heritage List for England; the ancient parish of Stillingfleet: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI