The Change

This song is only a couple of months old, but I wrote it for a songwriting course I was doing. The task was to write a theme tune for a book that could be made into a film. I recently read The Change by Kirsten Miller. The book would make a great movie so I wanted to embed the concept of the book into the song. I took words from the cover (“It’s not over, It’s time) and blurb and mind mapped for other words that fitted the theme for my lyrics and the essence of sisterhood the book evoked. Overall, the song is about embracing the change and being empowered by allowing it to happen. The lyrics are in the subtitles so be sure to switch them on. This was the performance on the day. I want to do a layered version of this, with different lyrics being echoed in the choruses.

The blurb for the book:
Nessa: The Seeker
Jo: The Protector
Harriett: The Punisher
With newfound powers the time has come to take matters into their own hands…
Widowed Nessa lives alone in her house near the ocean. In the quiet hours, she hears voices belonging to the dead – who will only speak to her.
On the cusp of fifty Harriett’s marriage and career imploded, but her life is far from over – in fact, she’s undergone a stunning metamorphosis.
Jo spent years at war with her body. The rage that arrived with menopause felt like the last straw – until she discovers she’s able to channel it.
Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio discover the abandoned body of a teenage girl. The police have written off the victim. But the women have not. Their own investigations lead to more bodies, and a world of wealth where the rules don’t apply – and the realisation that laws are designed to protect villains, not the vulnerable.
Now three women will avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. IT’S TIME.

Comments are most welcome.


  1. I’ve listened to this one several times. I think there is a strong composition hidden in the scratch recording. It has good bones. I would like to hear it in a polished form. There’s a lot more here than meets the ear.

    1. Thanks, Steve. I’m working on this using GarageBand. In my head, it has many layers and sounds excellent! I will post on FB when I get it finished. I’m probably a week away. Shame I couldn’t get it completed in time for this as I know this is not a good representation of it. I was very nervous that day.

  2. While listening to your song, I imagined it would sound good with a cello and violins playing in the background. You captured the mood of breaking out of the cage, accepting change and the desire for freedom very well in your words and flowing melody.

  3. I hear something new everytime I listening to this song. On repeated listenings, I’ve decided that there is more “soul” to this tune than the top vote getters in this catagory. I look forward to hearing the polished version.