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It’s all about changes

Managing Change MSM608.SP13 / Planning for Change MAT613.SP13 is a class I am taking which is essentially all about the human side of Project Management. We reviewed a few songs that are all about changes; there are many of them since it is a constant in our lives!

Reflections of My Life

Here is my offering today. If you are not familiar with the Marmalade they are a 60’s group from Scotland.

The Marmalade – Reflections of My Life

Creating a new future

This song seems uber sad and sappy at first. But really it is a song with an underscore of hope, as when he says, “oh but I don’t wanna die”. This is a person who is undergoing big changes and yet is courageously embracing his past and reintegrating that past into creating a new life. The most important point about change is that the transitions, letting go of the past and embracing the future are the hardest part of change.

Still, he never wants to forget his home; nor where he comes from!

The Marmalade – Reflections of My Life, Lyrics, 1969

The changing of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life, oh how they fill my eyes
The greetings of people in trouble
Reflections of my life, oh how they fill my eyes

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home

I’m changin’, arrangin’, I’m changin’
I’m changin’ everything, ah everything around me
The world is a bad place, a bad place
A terrible place to live, oh but I don’t wanna die

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home