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"Change" is a song by Taylor Swift, released to iTunes on August 8, 2008, as part of the compilation album AT&T TEAM USA Soundtrack. It also appears on her second studio album, Fearless.

Swift was quoted on the AT&T Blue Room site as saying that she had originally written the song "the day after she won the CMA Horizon Award...about being on a small record label in this huge music industry." She also said it has an "alternative meaning for competition...the Olympics is either make it or break it, and this song encompasses that."[1]

Swift performed this song at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Hidden message

Hidden message: You made things change for me.

Taylor explains in the hidden message that she appreciated her fans, and that her fans were able to make her life so much better than it was, for helping kickstart her career, making things change.

Lyrics

Oh it’s a sad picture, the final blow hits you
Somebody else gets what you wanted again and
You know it’s all the same, another time and place
Repeating history and you’re getting sick of it

But I believe in whatever you do
And I’ll do anything to see it through
Because these things will change

Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
This revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win

And we’ll sing hallelujah, we’ll sing hallelujah
So we’ve been outnumbered
Raided and now cornered
It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair

We’re getting stronger now
Find things they never found
They might be bigger
But we’re faster and never scared

You can walk away, say we don’t need this
But there’s something in your eyes
Says we can beat this

Because these things will change
Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
This revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win

And we’ll sing hallelujah, we'll sing hallelujah
Tonight we stand, get off our knees
Fight for what we’ve worked for all these years
And the battle was long, it’s the fight of our lives

But we’ll stand up champions tonight
It was the night things changed
Can you see it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down

It’s a revolution, throw your hands up
Cause we never gave in
And we sang hallelujah, we sang hallelujah
Hallelujah

Music video

NBC posted a video of this song on their website. It consisted of Swift giving a performance and clips of American Olympians. The iTunes Store released this music video on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 and on November 26, the video reached #13 on the Top 100 music videos list. "Change" was filmed at the ballroom in the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Chart performance

"Change" initially "bubbled under" the Billboard Hot 100 chart, debuting at number 20 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in the issued dated August 23, 2008. The following week, the song made a strong debut onto the Hot 100 at number ten, spurred by strong digital sales and a number three debut on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart.

Charts

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 57
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 21

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