"Have You Seen Me Lately" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Ben Mize, Matthew Malley, Charles Gillingham, David Bryson and Adam Duritz....
Get away from me
This isn't gonna be easy
But I don't need you
Believe me
You got a piece of me
But it's just a little piece of me
And I don't need anyone
And these days I feel like I'm fading away
Like sometimes when I hear myself on the radio

Have you seen me lately?

I was out on the radio starting to change
Somewhere out in America
It's starting to rain
Could you tell me the things you remember about me
And have you seen me lately?

I remember me
And all the little things
That make up a memory
Like she said she loved to watch me sleep
Like she said,
"It's the breathing
It's the breathing in and out and in and..."

Have you seen me lately?



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"Have You Seen Me Lately?" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Ben Mize, Matthew Malley, Charles Gillingham, David Bryson, Adam Duritz

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    General CommentThis song is about the lifestyle of a musician being out on the road and missing the woman that he loves. The thing that always got me about this song was that you actually feel bad he is out on the road he is lonly and he misses his girl, but at the time his girl was Jennifer aniston. SO you find yourself feeling bad for him, but then you're like wait his girl is Jennifer Aniston why should I feel bad for him?
    princeforrealon May 04, 2012   Link
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    General Commentdoesnt anyone else just think this is the most haunting song?
    ShorTon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song..well the live version that is...it is just soo beautiful. This song just makes me think of this guy I met on vacation and thinking back..."could you tell me one thing you remember about me?" I think the actual song is saying..."hey I'm different now. can't you tell? Because I've changed we can't be together anymore and maybe what you remember of me wasn't even me at all."
    jenlynn02on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song..well the live version that is...it is just soo beautiful. This song just makes me think of this guy I met on vacation and thinking back..."could you tell me one thing you remember about me?" I think the actual song is saying..."hey I'm different now. can't you tell? Because I've changed we can't be together anymore and maybe what you remember of me wasn't even me at all."
    jenlynn02on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok, this song doesn't mean that at all. i think you have some serious issues with your ex guy because you are thinking of him during this song when its really talking about having fun on the monkey bars back in 5th grade. You really need to look deeper and think harder,swifter, and faster to be LIKE MIKE!!!!!!!!
    Mooshi-Mooshion July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who feels like they're invisible, and they feel like nobody cares enough to notice them suffering. They try to tell themself that they don't need anybody, because if they don't need anybody they can't get hurt, but all they really want is someone to look past the facade they've constructed and see who they really are.
    prozakruinon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about how you can succeed by pouring your soul into your work, but you yourself will become a ghost of a person in the attempt, and forget the people you used to care about. "I was out on the radio starting to change" etc. I could be wrong. But it's very haunting.
    malachiteon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe live acoustic version of this son gis far superior to the studio version. I feel like this is another Adam Duritz breakup song...wants to be noticed by her, wants her back. I care more for the melody and the poetic qualities of the lyrics than what the songs actually mean.
    shortypeefunkon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI’ve felt that the thing that was supposed to.....supposed to flush me out, to make me feel the least like the ghost-type fella, was actually turning me into a ghost instead. I wanted to disappear everytime I heard myself on the radio. Not that I didn’t like hearing it, but after a while, you’re in a restaurant or in a bar somewhere, and it plays, and everyone looks at you, and it just creeped me out after a while. I felt that I couldn’t get into a place where people weren’t looking at me. I do feel that being a musician is about the life of a song. I think that the public, a lot of the time , have a tendency to color people in, who are famous. Make them their own image. Take what they believe a famous person should be, and what they’re like, and what they have, and how they’re life is, and color it into the person who may have nothing to do with that. That’s what the last verse of that song is about. It’s saying: "Having felt that I was so disappearing, why didn’t somebody tell me this was happening. I thought somebody would notice. I thought somebody would say something if I was disappearing...if I was missing". And then he sort of screams out: "can’t you see me?" And then he says: "OK, well then, color me in. If I’m everything you think I am... go on, color me in. And while you’re at it, make the sky green, make the... what is it...blue rain...make the rain blue, and make the sky black. If you can make me anything you want, go ahead and do that. Make the whole world anything you want. But, Give me your blue rain, give me your black sky...or just give me your green eyes... or your white skin. Something real. " Do you really know who I am? Everyone was saying they did. I’m not sure they did. You’re suddenly...you can become a very semi-private person who has trouble dealing with people, and the next day you belong to everyone. And, all I’m saying is that I’m not sure you get it, really. People come up to and they say "oh...we love you, we love you, can we take a picture with you?" Pictures make me uncomfortable. I can’t tell you why, but they do. And since they do, I probably shouldn’t do them. So, I’d say "I don’t really feel comfortable doing that." They say "ya, well, screw you...we *made* you." No you didn’t. The truth is, I was always me. I wasn’t nothing before this happened. I may not have been famous, I may not have been wealthy, but I was something. You don’t make somebody. You don’t. And, you can’t take it away either. That’s the thing people don’t realize. I appreciate what they’re saying.... they’re just saying that "we appreciate what you do." But, I couldn’t always take all that appreciation, sometimes. I just need a little space.
    MICon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who has become depressed. he wants everyone to get away from him one minute but the next he's wondering if anyone still cares; when he asks "have you seen me lately?" is an example of this. and when he says he remembers himself, he's talking about himself before he became depressed and isolated: when he was "happy". i think this is extremely obvious in all of the lyrics but i won't go on..
    Bananafish8on December 15, 2005   Link

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