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Radio II.1, side B, track 4: “Love Changes (Everything)” by Climie Fisher

Oh, Climie Fisher, I thought you were Rod Stewart.  You had that same raspy rock and roll voice, and let’s face it, singing a love song does not really separate one from the pack so I had no way to discern you from the guy who sang “Maggie May“.  The DJ may have mentioned your name, but I didn’t catch it, and so I had no way of knowing that one of my favorite songs WASN’T in fact sung by Rod Stewart.  So thank you, Climie Fisher, for singing this song.  It’s a great love song, full of heartbreak, bittersweet memories, but also hope.  That was a rare combination in a song, because it was usually either happy or sad (at least in my still-developing lovestruck brain).  And while I hadn’t yet experienced it firsthand, I would eventually learn what it meant to cry for weeks because of heartbreak (and unfortunately, I’d learn that I could cause the same thing in someone else, whether I wanted to believe I was a “nice guy” or not).   But those days were far down the road, and so for the time being I just enjoyed the hopeful ache that this song made me feel. 

“Love Changes (Everything)”

I was only seventeen when she looked at me that way
Seems like yesterday
I was only foolin’ ’round but she stole my heart away
I’ve never been the same

I felt the strangest feeling like a raging fire it burned
She left I cried for weeks and
I can’t forget her or the lesson that I learned

Love changes, changes everything
Love makes you fly it can break your wings
Love changes, changes everything
Love makes the rules from fools to kings
Love changes, love changes everything

Then the years went rollin’ by
I grew up and moved away
Had to earn my pay
Found another lover then
But my heart is sad to say
It only ended up the same way

And I wondered was I destined to spend my life alone
Oh girl you answered my question
This time it’s working you’ve given me new hope

Love changes, changes everything
Love makes you fly it can break your wings
Love changes, changes everything
Love makes the rules from fools to kings
Love changes, love changes everything

I’ve seen the way love shakes ya makes ya break ya
It’s got a power of it’s own

Love changes, changes everything
Love makes you fly it can break your wings
Love changes, changes everything
Love makes the rules from fools to kings
Love changes, love changes everything

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