Well I think I see another side
Maybe just another light that shines
And I look over now through the door
And I still belong to no one else

Maybe I hold you to blame for all the reasons that you left
And close my eyes 'til I see your surprise
And you're leaving before my time
Baby, won't you change your mind?

Surely don't stay long, I'm missing you now
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before I close the door, I need to hear you say goodbye
Baby won't you change your mind?

I guess that hasn't changed someone
Maybe nobody else could understand
I guess that you believe you are a woman
And that I am someone else's man

But just before I see that you leave
I want you to hold
All the things that you said
Baby, I wish I was dead

Surely don't stay long, I'm missing you now
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before i close the door, I need to hear you say goodbye
Baby, won't you change your mind?


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  • +5
    General Commentthis again is my last relationship. He gave me no reason or closure once it was over, yet I haven't been able to hold down another relationship since because he won't let that happen. I just want him to say to me that he still cares so I can say goodbye.
    riccaronion July 10, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is a very simple and a very beautiful song. Hope Sandoval is a quite talented artist, but this may be her greatest song. Very touching. And "riccaroni", I felt moved by your comments. Thank you for posting.
    EvanXon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was my song during a break up with my ex boyfriend. Every line says everything about that time in my life, and incidentally its a great song. Hope Sandoval's voice is unmatched, and I love their dreamy, ethereal, gorgeous approach to music
    Corinneon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy meaning on this song is that whoever shes singing to has decided to break off the relationship. she wishes different but shes not going to beg either for him/her to stay. so i think she tries and justify it in her head that shes over him/her. i dont think that the closure is enough for her either. shes trying to hold on to him/her however way possible.
    Adscititiouson December 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEnd of a relationship and she doesn't understand why it ended. She's still holding on to something, and she's not ready to let go...yet. Even though, he has already left. Great song. Mazzy Star is the best.
    noliesjustloveXxXon April 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsurely don't stay long i'm missing you now
    it's like i told you i'm over you somehow
    before i close the door
    i need to hear you say goodbye
    baby won't you change your mind

    "baby won't you change your mind" is the best part. she's talking about the way being with someone you love, even when you know the relationship's dead you still have those feelings and a part of you wants things to be the way they were. your mind and your heart's duality.
    alovelyfadeouton February 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe i'm just crazy, but doesnt the intro sound somewhat like jesus dont want me for a sunbeam(nirvana version)

    Oh, and I love the song btw. Great band.
    crookedbrainon June 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery much a break-up song, however it could also be interpreted as wanting closure after a loved one's suicide.
    I first heard this song in a short documentary on Christine Chubbuck:

    liveleak.com/…

    After seeing this, it's hard not to see the song from the point of view of someone left to wonder what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it.

    And you're leaving
    before my time,
    Baby won't you change your mind...

    R.I.P. Christine Chubbuck
    Mgarthon October 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentriccaroni you hit that song meaning right on the head. You are very insightful! You made me see the light of this song. It really is a very fine piece of art.
    josejimenezon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentriccaroni - I'd like to refer you to go songmeanings.net/…">here.
    Chinupon December 31, 2004   Link

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