If I don't talk about it then I carry a date
A "08/10/08" that now has been changed

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses & Macklemore) – Starting Over Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He needs to talk about his relapse to rid himself of the guilt (portrayed as the date he became sober — 08/10/08) of relapsing and feeling that he’d let others down. The date has now been changed, since he has relapsed.

Been changed also sounds like Ben changed. May be unintentional, but makes for nice play with Macklemore’s first name being Ben, and of course, after relapsing, has Ben changed?

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