Change Your Mind

Album: The Speed of Now Part 1 (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Keith Urban fills this lovelorn, banjo-flecked song with yearning as he recounts the story of self-sabotaging a relationship.

    You changed your number
    And got some friends that I don't recognize
    But I wonder sometimes
    Is it too late to try?
    If I change, would you change your mind?


    Urban knows he's messed up and his love interest has moved on. He holds onto a lingering hope that with some self-improvement she might try again.
  • Urban didn't write "Change Your Mind," but it spoke to him of past experiences when he ruined a relationship with his unacceptable behavior.

    Emotionally stranded
    Left you abandoned
    Took you for granted
    If we could only fix the little issues before they got too big


    Urban's drinking and drug use caused problems in the early months of his marriage to Nicole Kidman. It was only when he checked into the Betty Ford Center in October 2006 that the Australian kicked his substance abuse and alcoholism. He told The Sun of this song: "I know exactly who this guy is and how he feels."
  • The song was written by:

    New York-bred singer-songwriter Matthew Koma, who is best known for co-writing Zedd's hit tune "Clarity," which won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards.

    Songwriter Fransisca Hall, whose credits include songs by Britney Spears ("Ooh La La") and Major Lazer ("Powerful").
  • The song's concept of wondering what might have been is one of several tracks on The Speed of Now Part 1 where Urban looks back at a relationship. Others include his reflective ode to a teenage romance, "We Were," and the memory-laden "Polaroid."

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