PoeticaL
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matchbox twenty lyrics

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002
Husband gave me his Borders gift card he got from the bank for opening a checking account and being such a great customer. Man that bank is frigged but that's an entirely different story. Regardless I got the gift card and I snagged a copy of the new MB20 and I'm happily click clacking away on my pc. Save for one problem...who was the jerk that decided to leave out the lyrics on the CD liner? I hate those kinds of people....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. You can find all of them here! I know I'll be listening to this CD for months to come until I can sing the words without hearing the music. Until they are a part of my vocabulary. Rob Thomas has that way of writing lyrics. If youíre a Matcbbox fan you wonít be disappointed. "Hand me Down" made me cry....

unwell

all day
staring at the ceiling
making friends with shadows on my wall
all night
hearing voices tellin me
that I should get some sleep
because tomorrow might be good
for something

hold on
feeling like Iím headed for
a breakdown
and I donít know why

but iím not crazy
iím just a little unwell
i know right now you canít tell
but stay awhile
maybe then youíll see
a different side of me

iím not crazy
iím just a little impaired
i know right now you donít care
but soon enough youíre going to
think of me
and how i used to be
me

talking to myself in public
dodging glances on the train
and i know
i know theyíve all been talking about me
i can hear them whisper
and it makes me think there must be
something wrong with me

out of all the hours thinking
somehow iíve lost my mind

but iím not crazy
iím just a little unwell
i know right now you canít tell
but stay awhile
and maybe then youíll see
a different side of me

iím not crazy
iím just a little impaired
i know right now you donít care
but soon enough youíre going to
think of me and how I used to be
me

iíve been talking in my sleep
pretty soon theyíll come to get me
yeah theyíre taking me away

iím not crazy
iím just a little unwell
i know right now you canít tell
but stay awhile
and maybe then youíll see
a different side of me

iím not crazy
iím just a little impaired
i know right now you donít care
but soon enough youíre going to
think of me and how i used to be

how i used to be
how i used to be

iím just a little impaired

how I used to be


All I need

ďeverywhere someoneís getting over
everybody cries
and sometimes you can still lose
even if you really try

talking about the dream
like the dream is over
talk like that
wonít get you nowhere

everybodyís trusting in the heart
like the heart donítí lie

thatís all I that need
someone else to cling to
well someone I can lean on
until I donít need to

just stay all through the night
and in the morning let me down
cause thatís all that I need right now

everywhereís someoneís getting over
everybodys life
thereís someone
people still use other people with a crooked smile

and all around the world thereís a sinkin feeling
out there right now someoneís really down on themselves
and donít know why
every night

thatís all that I need
someone else to cling to
well someone I can lean on
until I donít need to

just stay all through the night
and in the morning let me down
cause thatís all that I need right now

and life ainít no beauty show
we donít know where tomorrow ends
and when weíre sad
its kind of a drag


Hand me Down

someday theyíll find your small town world on
a big town avenue
gonna make you like the way they talk
when they talkin to you
gonna make you break out of the shell
cause they tell you do
gonna make you like the way they lie
better than the truth
theyíll tell you everything
you wanted someone else to say
theyíre gonna break your heart
yeah

from what Iíve seen
youíre just one more hand me down
cause no ones tried to give you
what you need
so lay all your troubles down
i am with you now

somebody oughtta take you in
try to make you love again
try to make you like the way they feel when
theyíre under your skin
never once do you think that they would lie
when theyíre holding you
and You wonder why they havenít called
when they said theyíd call you
you start to wonder if youíre ever going to make it by
youíll start to think you were born blind

from what Iíve seen
youíre just one more hand me down
cause no ones tried to give you
what you need
so lay all your troubles down
i am with you now

iím here for the hard times
the straight to your heart times
whenever it ainít easy
you can stand up against me
and maybe rely on me
and cry on me
yeah

someday theyíll open up you world
shake you down to the drawing board
do their best to change you
they still canít erase you

from what Iíve seen
youíre just one more hand me down
cause no ones tried to give you
what you need
so lay all your troubles down
i am with you now

lay them down on me
oh yeah
youíre just one more hand me down
and all those nights donít give you what you need
so lay all your troubles down on me

7:13 p.m. ::
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