"Sad Caper" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
I know she said
Before you left me you were free
So I'll just lay me down

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing
So let me turn around

Do you really want to play these games
Just to keep things going
Or are you ready now to let it be
It's like sometimes you want to see the rain
But the sun gets in your eyes
And you want to die now

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing
So let me turn around
I see I see
But things just couldn't be the same
So let me hold you down

Never let me down I swore to you
But now I lied
I'm here to make it all seem worth while

You want I know
But I'll have to try
To find a way to make me quiet now

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing, so let me turn around
I see I see
But things just couldn't be the same
So won't you hunt her down

I know she said
Before you left me you were free
So I'll just lay me down



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"Sad Caper" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    General CommentI think this song is about people who get caught uo in their own depression. "Sometimes you want to see the rain but the sun gets in your eyes." Basically, it's about drama queens -- male and female. People who thrive on being so, so sad all the time -- and how unhealthy it is to live that way. Hootie's just trying to say, "Hey, man -- whay not be happy? Happy is a lot easier than sad."
    douglas_kochmanskion May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentExactly!
    Jacqalineon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a man who is unhappy in a relationship, but just can't seem to break it off with his significant other. It seems as though she won't let him go. She wants him to stay, but he says it won't be the same no matter what happens from here on end.
    ANTJoker9on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Douglas. It's about someone who enjoys being unhappy and making those around them unhappy. "Misery loves company" kind of thing. This may be my favorite of all of Hootie and the Blowfish's songs.
    Bravuraon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is about a relationship gone sour and the one singing can only see the negative parts of the relationship.

    Never let me down I swore to you
    But now I lied


    and

    Do you really want to play these games
    Just to keep things going
    Or are you ready now to let it be
    It’s like sometimes you want to see the rain
    But the sun gets in your eyes
    And you want to die now

    the relationship is just running in circles.
    dancenmonlighton March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell it fit perfectly for a woman I tried getting to commit to a relationship, and would not budge. Really this song had a powerful impact at this time of my life. We remain good friends fortunatly.
    anonymous89120on February 21, 2016   Link

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