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A changeling is a mythological creature who is substituted for a human baby. The changeling was usually an outcast.
Jim Morrison may have got the idea for this song from a student film he saw at USC in 1968 called Changeling.
Morrison wrote the lyrics in 1968, but they did not record it until 1970. LA Woman turned out to be Morrison's last album.
This was released as the B-side of "Riders On The Storm."
This rocker was the first song on LA Woman, and also the first song the band recorded for the album. The song was an indication of Jim Morrison's constant transformation.
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.