Song Lyric Sunday – Last Beautiful Girl by Matchbox Twenty

I had the perfect song in mind for today, and I was honestly shocked that I hadn’t used it before. However, I noticed that someone else already picked it today, so I went back to the drawing board. I did happen to find our theme word buried in the lyrics to this song, so I’m going to go with it. “A thousand lost forevers”.

Besides, Matchbox Twenty is one of my all-time favorites, even if it has been a while since I’ve listened to them. It didn’t stop me from remembering every single lyric to this song. I was surprised I remembered, but it was sort of like riding a bike. It all came back to me in a flash.

I do hope you enjoy!

This will all fall down like everything else that was
This too shall pass and all of the words we said
We can’t take back
Now every fool in town would’ve left by now
I can’t replace all the wasted days
The memory of your face – can’t help thinkin’
Maybe if we ever coulda kept it all together
Where would we be
A thousand lost forevers
And the promises you never were giving me
Here’s what I’m thinking
It won’t be the first – heart that you break
It won’t be the last – beautiful girl
The one that you wrecked – won’t take you back
If you were the last beautiful girl in the world
Tell me one more time
How you’re sorry about the way
This all went down – you needed to find your space
You needed to still be friends
Needed me to
Call you if I ever couldn’t keep it all together you’d comfort me
Tell me but forever
And the promises I never should have believed in
Here’s what I’m thinking
It won’t be the first – heart that you break
It won’t be the last – beautiful girl
The one that you wrecked – won’t take you back
If you were the last beautiful girl in the world
It’s over now – and I’ve gone without
Cuz you’re everybody else’s girl
It seems to me – you’ll always be
Everyone else’s girl
Everyone else’s girl
This will all fall down
Like everything in the world
This too must end
And all the words we said
We can’t take back
It won’t be the first – heart that you break
It won’t be the last – beautiful girl
The one that you wrecked – won’t take you back
If you were the last…
It won’t be the first – heart that you break
It won’t be the last – beautiful girl
The one that you wrecked – won’t take you back
If you were the last beautiful girl in the world
The last beautiful girl in the world
You are the last beautiful girl in the world
Beautiful girl
Songwriters: Matthew Serletic / Rob Thomas
Last Beautiful Girl lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Rest Stop by Matchbox Twenty

This is the first song that came to mind when I was thinking about the theme, even though the word “drive” isn’t found in the song. I figured it fit because “rest stop”. I was also shocked that I hadn’t posted it yet. As sad as it is, it is honestly one of my favorite Matchbox songs. I think the lyrics are brilliant.

I was looking around on the Internet and found an article on American Songwriter where Rob Thomas says the following about his lyrics: “I’m just the goofiest, happiest to be here guy, and I’m Southern. We are the geeks of the music industry,” he says of his band. “We are really happy to be here…Whenever I write, I’ll just have it represent the worst part of me. Then I can be this way (happy) the rest of the time. I only discover the dark side of me when I write. The rest of the time I can be a pretty happy me.”
I feel like this is how I write and I suppose that’s why I feel so connected to this band and their lyrics. I do hope you enjoy!
Just three miles from the rest stop
And she slams on the breaks
She said I tried to be but I’m not
And could you please collect your things
I don’t wanna be cold
I don’t wanna be cruel
But I gotta find more
Than what’s happening with you
If you’d, open up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
Just three miles from the rest stop
And my mouth’s too dry to rage
The light was shining from the radio
I could barely see her face
But she knew all the words that I never had said
She knew the crumpled-up promise of this
Broken down man, and as I opened up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
While you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose all my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Songwriters: Rob Thomas
Rest Stop lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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

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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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Song Lyric Sunday – Unwell by Matchbox Twenty

Sometimes the hardest part about this whole process is picking the song, like there could ever be just one song that is the one. Especially when we are discussing a band that’s been around for a long time and they have multiple albums.

I almost picked the very first song I heard from Matchbox Twenty and fell in love with. It was my first foray into alternative music because up until that point, I was a country music girl. I still hear some country music and remember why I loved it for so long, but for me, I find so much more depth in alternative music. Not that I can’t listen to something just because it sounds good, but I enjoy it so much more when the lyrics combine with music to create a whole piece that touches me on multiple levels.

I find this song to be delightful, taking a lighter look at feeling like you just aren’t normal, which has been my status quo most of my life. I’ve been known to say, “I’m not crazy!” as if just the words would prevent it from being true. There have been moments in my life where I really felt like I was crazy, but I don’t know… Sometimes you have to just change the way you look at it. I’m not crazy, I’m just “a little unwell.” Fake it ’til you make it really can work.

I hope you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday from one of my very favorite bands, going all the way back to almost the beginning. Who doesn’t love some Rob Thomas, anyway?

Feel free to read the rules below and post your own!

Unwell by Matchbox Twenty
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

All day staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something

Hold on
Feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown
And I don’t know why

But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be…me

I’m talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
And I know, I know they’ve 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 I’ve lost my mind

But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be

I’ve been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they’ll come to get me
Yeah, they’re taking me away

But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be

Yeah, how I used to be
How I used to be
Well, I’m just a little unwell
How I used to be
I’m just a little unwell


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