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Matchbox 20 lyrics

Album: Yourself or Someone Like You [1996]

Tracks12
 01  Real World
 02  Long Day
 03  3 A.M.
 04  Push
 05  Girl Like That
 06  Back 2 Good
 07  Damn
 08  Argue
 09  Kody
 10  Busted
 11  Shame
 12  Hang
all Matchbox 20 lyrics



Real World
I wonder what it's like to be the rainmaker
I wonder what it's like to know that I made the rain
I'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone
And you can come and see them when i'm...done, when I'm done

I wonder what it's like to be a super hero
I wonder where I'd go if I could fly around downtown
From some other planet, I get this funky high on yellow sun
Boy I bet my friends will all be...stunned, they're stunned
(chorus)
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig,
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me

I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho
I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what I said
I'd shout out an order, I think we're out of this man get me some
Boy don't make me wanna change my...tone, my tone
(chorus)

Please don't change, please don't break
The only thing that seems to work at all is you
Please don't change, at all from me
To you, and you to me
(chorus)back to top
Long Day
It's sitting by the overcoat
The second shelf, the note she wrote
That I can't bring myself to throw away
And also
Reach she said for no one else but you,
Cuz you won't turn away
When someone else is gone

I'm sorry 'bout the attitude
I need to give when I'm with you
But no one else would take this shit from me
And I'm so
Terrified of no one else but me
I'm here all the time
I won't go away
It's me, yeah I can't get myself to go away
It's me, and I can't get myself to go away
Oh God I shouldn't feel this way
(chorus)

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Pull out your hope for me
It's been a long day, always ain't that right
And no lord your hand won't stop it
Just keep you trembling
It's been a long day, always ain't that right

Well I'm surprised that you'd believe
In any thing that comes from me
I didn't hear from you or from someone else
And you're so
Set in life man, a pisser they're waiting
Too damn bad you get so far so fast
So what, so long
(chorus)

It's me, yeah and I can't get myself to go away
It's me, yeah and I can't get myself to go away
Oh God I shouldn't feel this way
(chorus)back to top
3 A.M.
She says it's cold outside and she hands me my raincoat
She's always worried about things like that
She says it's all gonna end and it might as well be my fault
And she only sleeps when it's raining
And she screams and her voice is straining
(chorus)

She says baby
It's 3 am I must be lonely
When she says baby
Well I can't help but be scared of it all sometimes
Says the rain's gonna wash away, I believe it

She's got a little bit of something, God it's better than nothing
And in her color portrait world, she believes that she's got it all
She swears the moon don't hang quite as high as it used to
And she only sleeps when it's raining
And she screams and her voice is straining
(chorus)

She believes that life is made up of all that you're used to
And the clock on the wall has been stuck at three for days, and days
She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway
But outside it stopped raining
(chorus)back to top
Push
She said I don't know if I've ever been good enough
I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don't know if I've ever been really loved
By a hand that's touched me, well I feel like something's gonna give
And I'm a little bit angry, well

This ain't over, no not here, not while I still need you around
You don't owe me, we might change
Yeah we just might feel good
(chorus)

I wanna push you around, I will, I will
I wanna push you down, I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
I will

She said I don't know why you ever would lie to me
Like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya
And I don't know why you couldn't just stay with me
You couldn't stand to be near me
When my face don't seem to want to shine
Cuz it's a little bit dirty, well

Don't just stand there, say nice things to me
I've been cheated, I've been wronged, and you
You don't own me, I can't change
I won't do anything at all
(chorus)

Oh but don't bowl me over
Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so crazy, crazy
Don't rush this baby, don't rush this baby
(chorus)back to top
Girl Like That
You think this life would make me bolder
But I'm running scared is all
I hang on everything about you
You think I'd settle down cuz I'm older
But I roll with the change is all
I'm same old trailer trash in new shoes

She gets sad when there's nothing going on
She says it makes her feel damn worthless

(chorus 1)
Well you got to think with a girl like that
Any love at all, is better than nothing
It's better than nothing

I put my hands around your shoulder
You're saying you're scared is all
I think I know too much about you
You think this life would make me colder
I'd give in to the alcohol
I put my loving arms around you, child

You knew damn well there was nothing going on
Is that what makes you feel damn worthless

(chorus 2)
Well you got to think with a girl like that
Any love is better than nothing
It's better than nothing
You got to think with a girl like that
Any love at all, it's better than nothing
It's better than nothing

Yeah she drags you down and she pulls you up
She pulls you up
Says that she's sorry now but it's not enough to pull you up
She's sorry

I wake up quick just like I want to
Yeah but I stay out much too late
You think this life can get a bit unkind but she stays
Down til the worth is gone
And pulls you up, she pulls you up
She pulls you up and over, over
(chorus 2)
(chorus 1)back to top
Back 2 Good
Back 2 good

It's nothing, it's so normal you
Just stand there I could say so much
But I don't go there cuz I don't want to
I was thinking if you were lonely
Maybe we could leave here and no one would know
At least not to the point that we would think so

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking about somebody else
It's best if we all keep it under our hats
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do
But I'm lonely now, and I don't know how to get it back to good

This don't mean that, you own me
This ain't no good, in fact it's phony as hell
But things worked out just like you wanted too
If you see me out you don't know me
Try to turn your head, try to give me some room
To figure out just what I'm going to do

And everyone here hates everyone here for doing just like they do
It's best if we all keep this quiet instead
And I couldn't tell, why everyone here was doing me like they do
But I'm sorry now, and I don't know how to get it back to good

Everyone here, is wondering what it's like to be with somebody else
Everyone here's to blame, everyone here
Gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain, everyone hides
Shades of shame, but looking inside we're the same, we're the same
And we're all grown now, but we don't know how
To get it back to good

Everyone here knows everyone here is thinking 'bout somebody else
It's best if we all keep this under our hats
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do
But it's over now, and I don't know how, it's over now
There's no getting back to goodback to top
Damn
This old world well
Don't it make you wanna think damn
This cold girl well
Don't she make you wanna think damn

What's the matter girl
Don't you think I'm good enough
This old heart's had a whole lot of breakin' down
She's got all these reasons in her head

(chorus 1)
All that time she knew if I lied
You can bet she will
She's takin' her time 'til I thought I would die
And I can't sit still

Things got turned 'round
Don't know where I started from, damn
Can't eat, can't sleep
Could have been a bigger man, damn
What's the matter girl don't you think I'm bright enough
This old man had a hard time getting here
You can leave your number at the door

(chorus 1)

And there's nothing at all
Yeah there's nothing at all
Well there's nothing at all
To make her change her mind

This old house been quiet since
You went away, damn
Mixed up fixed out
Don't forget who got you here, damn

What's the matter world
Don't you see I opened up
This whole part been played by another man
I pulled out the reason card instead
(chorus 1)
(chorus 2)

Says she can find
The things that make up a life
I bet she will
She stays behind, I could stay here all night
I could stay here until

Until there's nothing at all
Yeah there's nothing at all
Well there's nothing at all
To make her change her mindback to top
Argue
She don't, but she will
He says anything to keep her by him
She takes, what she gets, and she never did flinch

So over, and over, anyone
With any mind would think that's all she gets

(chorus)
If you want you can get to know me well
We get along so we shouldn't argue
And I don't know, said I don't know
All these feelings, cloud up my reasoning
Cloud up my reasoning

I know, but I still
Believe in ignorance as my best defense
So go on, wreck me
Funny how I carry on, and not be taken over
Will not roll over on anyone,
Cuz anyone would stand up on my side
(chorus)
You know it's funny how sometimes,
It don't work out like you want to
No you never get nothing at all
Then she tells you that it's over, boy don't you hate it
When it's over
I guess something just got lost, and it deeply saddens me
So over, and over anyone, who's anyone
(chorus)back to top
Kody
Kody sat down on the avenue
He tapped his feet to the humming of the highway
He watched the light shine down on the broken glass, and thought
I don't got no reasons, yet
There it is and there it was
It was clear to all of us
We kept this hat of broken dreams
And we pulled them out, when we needed them around

(chorus)
So please hand me a bottle, I think I'm lonely now
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in
And I don't feel nothing, yet

There's a squeak hinge down on the back gate
It lets us know if he comes around
But I don't sleep that good anyway
And if you've never heard that silence, it's a God awful sound

I don't feel nothing, no I don't feel nothing
There's nothing to feel good about here

Don't much get down to the avenue
I could drive
But it takes so much to get there
Don't get off on all the broken glass, the cadillac scene,
Well
I've seen a lot of good things die and i'm
In an overemotional way
(chorus)back to top
Busted
I forgot when words were only words
She knows the party makes me nervous
In this stage we can't get hurt
Don't try to understand me

We're too cool to be alone
But, not too crazy to get busted

I found out one life just ain't enough
I need another soul to feed on
I'm the flame I can't get burnt
I'm wholly understated

I found silence in this space
An on and off again attraction
I need such amazing grace
Heaven sweep me away

(chorus)
Love don't change, don't come around here
Don't wear my heart on your sleeve
Like a high school letter
Don't strain, cuz nothin ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well

I strap on one horse and prayed for luck
I dug another hole to bleed
I know exactly how this works
I need a new feel dirty

I don't need you crowdin up my space
I just want to get inside you
You can't believe the heart you save
Giving something away
(chorus)

I dream that the world was crumbling down
We sat on my back porch and watched it

I dream that the buildings all fell down
We sat on my back porch and watched it
In my head I heard this sound
Like fifteen strangers dancing

But oh how I want you to know me
Oh how I want you to know me
Oh how I wish I was somebody else, baby
Oh how I wish you could own me
(chorus)back to top
Shame
What we learned here is love tastes bitter when it's gone
Past yourself forget the light, things look dirty when it's on
Funny how it comes to pass, that all the good slips away
And there's no one around you can remember being good to
You

(chorus1)
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you
And open up more
Shame, shame, shame

What we lost here is something better left alone
Second steps been forgotten, will you tell me how
They go
Set yourself, situate, like a fool try again
There's no one around you can remember being good, for you
So

(chorus2)
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you
And open up more
Shame, shame, shame
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you
And open up more
Shame, shame, shame

We never thought we'd getter so troubled
We could never think that much
It should never get this bad

So let the wind blow ya
Across a big floor
But there's no one around who can tell us what we're here
For
Funny in a certain light, how we all seem to look the same
And there's no one in life you can remember ever stood
For you, so
(chorus2)back to top
Hang
She grabs her magazines
She packs her things and she goes
She leaves the pictures hanging on the wall, she burns all
Her notes and she knows, she's been here too few years
To feel this old

He smokes his cigarette, he stays outside 'til it's gone
If anybody ever had a heart, he wouldn't be alone
He knows, she's been here too few years to be gone

And we always say, it would be good to go away someday
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang

The trouble understand, is she got reasons he don't
Funny how I couldn't see it at all
'til she grabbed up her coat
And she goes, she's been here too few years to take it all in stride
But still it's much too long, to let hurt go(you let her go)
And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang
The same for you
I'll always hang
Well I always say, it would be good to go away
But if things don't work out like we think
And there's nothing there to ease this ache
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hangback to top
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