Nothing Ever Changes

Nothing Ever Changes (2016 Remaster)

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“Nothing Ever Changes” is Track 8 on The Wild Heart, following “I Will Run to You” and preceding “Sable on Blond.”

About the Song

“This is another song that Sandy wrote the track for. When I’m writing, I’ll go and drag out 300 pages of lyrics and take a word from here, a line from there, a verse from here. And it doesn’t really matter since I always start from my basic idea and go back to my words. I always say it better on the typewriter than I’m gonna say it while the song’s going by. 


I can turn all our music on…

  • Distinctive for its saxophone solo
  • Reached No. 19 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart

This was written about a year and a half ago. Maybe you can tell I was feeling pretty cynical at the time. This is the only cynical song on this album.”

Lyrics

If it’s me that’s driving you to this madness
There’s just one thing that I’d like to say
Would you take a look at your life and your lovers
Nothing ever changes

Ooh, it was just the first time
That I ever played for you
Oh, I could be the dancer of your dreams

I can turn all your music on
I can make you feel alive
I am gone but I’m never gone from you
It was just the first time

Come back, little boy
Baby come back, yeah, little boy

Ooh, it’s just me that lies waiting
Well, it could come from anywhere
Oh, it could come straight, straight from my heart
Nothing can be saved here

I can turn all your music on
I can make you feel alive
I am gone but I’m never gone from you
It was just the first time

Come back, little boy
Baby come back, yeah, little boy

Come back, little boy
Baby come back, yeah, yeah, little boy

Nothing ever changes, you know it doesn’t
Nothing ever changes, ooh, you know it doesn’t
Nothing ever changes, you know it doesn’t
Nothing ever changes

Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back, come back, come back, come back 

Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back, yeah!
Come back, come back, come back, come back 

Well, if it’s me that’s driving you to this madness

Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back
Come back, come back, come back, come back 

Come back
Baby, come back
Baby, come back

(Stevie Nicks/Sandy Stewart) © 1982 Welsh Witch Music (BMI) Admin by. Sony/ATV Songs, LLC / Sweet Talk Music/Three Hearts Music (ASCAP)

Musicians

Piano: Roy Bittan
Guitar: Don Felder
Bass: Bob Glaub
Percussion: Bobbye Hall
Saxophone: Phil Kenzie
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Synthesizer: Sandy Stewart
Background vocals: Sharon Celani & Lori Perry

Produced by Jimmy Iovine. Recorded at Record Plant, Los Angeles.

Billboard Charts

Mainstream Rock: 19 (July 30, 1983)

References

Modern Records. (1983). Stevie Nicks: The Wild Heart [Press release].
Whitburn, J. (2008). Joel Whitburn presents rock tracks 1981-2008. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc.

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