This was originally recorded by Taylor Swift for the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, an album featuring exclusive recordings by A-list artists created to support the American team in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
This song was featured as the background music to the daily TV montage of the Olympic highlights, shown at the end of the show.
Swift told CMT Country Countdown that she wrote this song "about being on a small record label and being a 16 year-old girl and having a lot of odds against all of us." She added that she finished it after winning the Horizon Award at the CMA awards in November 2007 as she knew "she couldn't finish it until something like that happened." Swift concluded that it is "interesting how you can apply the lyrics to the Olympics and to someone who got beat a few times and is really hoping things will change."
This song became Swift's first single to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100.
Michaela from Atkinson, NhTaylor is so talented and such a good person and that makes her music even more genuine, honest and passionate. I love this song as I can relate it to my own life easily as most people could. Any walk of life could understand the powerful and important message behind this song. So as usual, awesomely done T-Swift :)
Cheyenne from Oxford Hills, MeI like this song because it shows that if you believe you can do something and you take your own time to do it then you can get it done. :)
Jamison from Newport Beach, Calove this song its a great message
Fabio from New Orleans, LaThese things will change.
Anita from Citrus Heights, Cai love this song. it makes u think u can do anything(:
Emily from Around Chicago, IlIn the booklet that comes w/the CD, there are hidden messages in the lyrics. You take all the capital letters and put them in order to spell a phrase. Change's message is: YOU MADE THINGS CHANGE FOR ME.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.