This week, I thought I’d list thirteen lyrics from Matchbox 20 that speak to me.  And sometimes could speak for me.

(This is a very self-indulgent post.  Forgive me?)

1.  From Real World:

“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.”

2.  From Could I Be You?

“You show your pain like it really hurts
And I can’t even start to feel mine”

3.  From Unwell:

“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…”

4.  From Kody:

“I don’t sleep that good anyway
If you’ve never heard the silence, it’s a God awful sound”

5.  Also from Kody:

“So please hand me the bottle, I think I’m lonely now
And please give me direction, I think the hurt sets in
And I don’t feel nothing”

6.  From Mad Season:

“I need you now
Do you think you can cope
You figured me out – I’m a child and I’m hopeless
Bleeding and broken – though Ive never spoken
I come undone – in this mad season”

7.  From Angry:

“And instead of wishing that it would get better
Man you’re seeing that you just get angrier”

8.  From Bent:

“If I fall along the way
Pick me up and dust me off
And if I get too tired to make it
Be my breath so I can walk
And if I need some of your love again
Give me more than I can stand
When my smile gets old and faded
Wait around I’ll smile again”

9.  Also from Bent:

“Can you help me
I’m bent
I’m so scared that I’ll never
Get put back together”

10.  From Dizzy:

“And inside…there’s no labels
And inside, I try I try I try, try to clear my head
And outside…the rain is drying
And inside, we’re dying”

11.  From Long Day (long quote):

“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

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Pull out some hope for me
It’s been a long day, always ain’t that right”

12.  More from Could I Be You?

“Well now, you’re laughing out loud
At just the thought of being alive
And I was wondering
Could I just be you tonight?”

13.  More from Unwell (which sometimes feels like my theme song):

“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”

(See?  Very self-indulgent.  Next week will be more upbeat, I promise.)

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