Choose To Change Radio Show

features Michael Tamura, the author of YOU ARE THE ANSWER. Tamura will be sharing his wisdom on
Pictures, Giving & Receiving, Lies, Blame, & Forgiveness


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 first aired in May of 2008. It was the nation’s first radio show that allowed listeners to read the lyrics as the songs play. Teen guest DJs suggest songs that either inspire positive  self-esteem, equality, a healthy planet, peace, diversity or never giving up. After each song we discuss the message of the lyrics and how these songs can help youth, all over the world, choose to change things about themselves that may be holding them back from a life free of not feeling “good enough” and the self-bullying that results from feeling that way. 

If you’d like to suggest songs for us to play and discuss, email the lyrics to: If we use it on our show, we’ll send you a FREE T-shirt.

Our theme song is CHANGE YOUR MIND by Sister Hazel.  We love this band!
h o o s e   o   h a n g e  streams worldwide on WRHC-FM

Michael Tamura is revered around the world as a master teacher, life coach, visionary, healer, clairvoyant, and pioneer of spiritual healing and psychic development.  His award-winning book, You Are The Answer, is highly celebrated and serves as a constant resource for Choose To Change host, Betty Hoeffner. She highly recommends it and has given away many copies of this book to those struggling to find their inner good and mission in life.  She has also attended Tamura’s powerful seminars where his insights and teachings truly helped her to choose to change things in her life that helped her learn to live her life in joy.

You may have seen Michael Tamura on CNN,  NBC, or ABC’s The Century: America’s Time with Peter Jennings, or in the documentary Who Are You?  He is building an international “spiritual community without walls” with his wife Raphaelle who is also a spiritual healer, teacher and clairvoyant. I highly recommend going to his website, And, if you can attend one of his seminars or retreats, you will grow beyond your wildest dreams. He is featured in the movie about the importance of listening to our inner voice called PGS. Click here to watch it.

We will only be using snippets of the songs listed below as we delve into the important subjects of:  Forgiveness, Blame, Lies, Giving & Receiving, The Pictures we hold in our heads.

If you can tape this show we highly recommend you do. This will be the first of four consecutive shows featuring Tamura. You will not want to miss a second of them.




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Spent some time feelin’ inferior
standing in front of my mirror
Combed my hair in a thousand ways
but I came out looking just the same

Daddy said, “Son, you better see the world
I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to leave
But remember one thing don’t lose your head
to a woman that’ll spend your bread”
So I got out

Paris was a place you could hide away
if you felt you didn’t fit in
French police wouldn’t give me no peace
They claimed I was a nasty person
Down along the Left Bank minding my own
Was knocked down by a human stampede
Got arrested for inciting a peacful riot
when all I wanted was a cup of tea
I was accused
I moved on

Down in Rome I wasn’t getting enough
of the things that keeps a young man alive
My body stunk but I kept my funk
at a time when I was right out of luck
Getting desperate indeed I was
Looking like a tourist attraction
Oh my dear I better get out of here
‘for the Vatican don’t give no sanction
I wasn’t ready for that, no no

I moved right out east yeah!
On the Peking ferry I was feeling merry
sailing on my way back here
I fell in love with a slit eyed lady
by the light of an eastern moon
Shangai Lil never used the pill
She claimed that it just ain’t natural
She took me up on deck and bit my neck
Oh people I was glad I found her
Oh yeah I was glad I found her

I firmly believe that I didn’t need anyone but me
I sincerely thought I was so complete
Look how wrong you can be

The women I’ve known I wouldn’t let tie my shoe
They wouldn’t give you the time of day
But the slit eyed lady knocked me off my feet
God I was glad I found her
And if they had the words I could tell to you
to help you on the way down the road
I couldn’t quote you no Dickens, Shelley or Keats
’cause it’s all been said before
Make the best out of the bad just laugh it off
You didn’t have to come here anyway
So remember, every picture tells a story don’t it


No one taught me how to lie
I was a talented child
Imagination found words and my stories went wild
I just did it for laughs
Did it for fun – did it cause I liked to fool everyone
Not that anyone believed me
They just seemed to understand
That all the times I spent alone inside my head
Lies were all I had

No one taught me how to lie
I just did it with ease
Did it out of principle and did it to tease
It made me feel so worthwhile
Made me feel ten feet tall
Made me feel I could be or do anything at all
“just a nervous disorder” the doctor said as he marched out the door
as I put on my poor and frightened child routine
and I conned them all one more

and here I am with you
thrown so many lies your way
I believed most of them too
And you say you love me –
Girl you’ve been looking at a stranger
If this hurts you somehow it hurts me more
I never knew what honesty was for
Until the moment that you look at me
You say you want be a part of me
Girl whatever’s left of me is yours

All the kids would laugh at me
I wouldn’t talk for fear I’d cry
Nobody, nobody taught me how to lie
Nobody taught me how to lie

FORGIVENESS by John Mellencamp

When I think of all the wrong I’ve done
I can’t believe it’s me that I’m talking about
I bet the same goes for you

There is plenty of goodness in this world
I hope some day to find it all
I hope the same goes for you
I hope the same goes for you

Thank God for forgiveness
I don’t know how else we could get along
Without forgiveness
Without forgiveness

I’d like to say I’m sorry now
I hope this message is not too late
I bet the same goes for you
I hope the same goes for you

Thank God for forgiveness
I don’t know how else we could get along
Without forgiveness
Without forgiveness

If there is peace of mind at all
I’d like to know it someday
I bet the same goes for you
I hope the same goes for you
I hope the same goes for you

Thank God for forgiveness
I don’t know how else we could get along
Without forgiveness
Without forgiveness