Song Lyric Sunday – Bright Lights by Matchbox Twenty

I mentioned last week that I was surprised I had only posted one song by Matchbox Twenty.  They were the very first alternative band that I fell in love with all on my own.  Most of the music I had listened to previously had been someone else’s passion and I just happened to jump on their ride.  I did fall in love with Country music for a while, but this band is what finally made me leave that world behind.  There’s just something about listening to this band that brings me back to me, if that makes sense.

I first heard them on the radio and then fell into the Alternative music world slowly but surely all on my own.  I think the reason this music feels so much like home is that it kept me going when I wasn’t even sure who I was or where I belonged or even if I belonged.  I guess you could say music kept me more sane than I would have been without it.

Also, I think Rob Thomas is brilliant; his voice and his lyrics.  He’s also not too bad to look at, if I’m being honest.

I do hope you enjoy!

She got out of town
On the railway New York bound
Took all except my name
Another alien on Broadway
There’s some things in this world
You just can’t change
Some things you can’t see
Until it gets too late
And baby, baby, baby
When all your love is gone
Who will save me
From all I’m up against out in this world
And maybe, maybe, maybe
You’ll find something
That’s enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don’t receive you
You should turn yourself around
And come on home
I got a hole in me now
Yeah, I got a scar I can talk about
She keeps a picture of me
In her apartment in the city
Some things in this world
Man, they don’t make sense
Some things you don’t need
Until they leave you
And they’re things that you miss, you say
Baby, baby, baby
When all your love is gone
Who will save me
From all I’m up against out in this world
And maybe, maybe, maybe
You’ll find something
That’s enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don’t receive you
You should turn yourself around
And come on home
Let that city take you in, come on home
Let that city spit you out, come on home
Let that city take you down, yeah
For God sakes turn around
Baby, baby, baby
When all your love is gone
Who will save me
From all I’m up against in this world
Now well, maybe, maybe, maybe
You’ll find something
That’s enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don’t receive you, well
Turn yourself around, girl
Come on home
Yeah, come on home
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Come on home
Yeah, come on home
Yeah, come on home
Yeah, come on home
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Come on home
Songwriters: Rob Thomas / Robert Thomas
Bright Lights lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was lights.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Bright Lights by Matchbox Twenty

  1. Meaningful songs. That’s why I went with them last weekend I think it was. Are you aware of how he took care of his wife who was really ill for a long time? He wrote about it but I can’t remember now the name of the song he wrote about it. I should look it up again, to see if they are still together and how she is. I do love this song.

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