"Hotel Paper" as written by and Michelle Branch....
I write mostly on Hotel Paper
Knowing that my thoughts will never leave this room
I'd be out of line telling you, "leave her"
So I lie lonely surrounded by you
By you

Lately I can't be happy for no one
They think I need some time to myself
I try to smile but I can't remember
And I know tomorrow there'll be nothing else

And I wanted to be giving you everything that she's not giving
And I wanted to see
'Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

You turned out to be more than I bargained for
And I can tell that you need to get away
Forgive me if I admit that I'd love to love you
We both realized it way too late

And I wanted to be
Giving you everything that she's not giving
And I wanted to see
'Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

Maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean
I write mostly on Hotel Paper


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"Hotel Paper" as written by Michelle Jacquet Branch Michelle Branch

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    General CommentThis is probably her most personal song on the cd,, being the abum title... i love her
    spicklyon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentawwesome
    haywoo1129on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOk, first of all some of the lyrics are wrong. Here is how it is in the CD booklet:

    i write mostly on hotel paper
    knowing that my thoughts will never leave this room
    i'd be out of line telling you, "leave her"
    so i lie lonely surrounded by you
    by you

    lately i can't be happy for no one
    they think i need some time to myself
    i try to smile but i can't remember
    and i know tomorrow there'll be nothing else

    chorus:
    and i wanted to be
    giving you everything that she's not giving
    and i wanted to see
    'cause i didn't believe what i'd be hearing
    you turned out to be more than i bargained for
    and i can tell that you need to get away
    forgive me if i admit that i'd love to love you
    we both realized it way too late

    chorus repeats

    maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean
    i write mostly on hotel paper

    Truely, this is an amazing, inspirational song. I would agree that it is her most personal song. Actually, this new CD seems to be more personal for Michelle. Most of the underlyling meaning to her songs state the same thing. It's about the past, about someone she used to love but now he's all gone. Also, it's about her place right now, where she is headed and how she feels about it.
    I feel the CD proves that Michelle has grown as a singer/writer.

    There is a particular quote in this song that I feel is extremely DEEP.

    "Maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean"

    Just think about it for awhile, Michelle is an awesome writer.
    traciebearon July 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI cant belive only three people have commented on this!!!! This is probably the best song on her new cd.. personal, and deeply written
    vanessalwon May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBasically the song is about her feelings toward her ex's new girlfriend. Shes looking back on their relationship saying that things could have been done so much better ("we both realized it way too late") and how shes maybe feeling some jealously towards the new girl because shes still very much into her ex.
    Orangsoda2on May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first Hotel Paper song that doesnt relate to my ex. Well I could relate it to him if I really tried, but I relate it alot better to my friend. Me and him were really close for awhile and he had always had feelings for me, but I didnt know my feelings for him until he started dating this other girl. And after him and her were going out all I could write were songs about him and how I messed up. And so many times I just wanted to tell him to leave her, but what made it worse was that she was one of my friends. He even told me he liked me more than her. But I knew I screwed up, it was too late, cuz even after they did break up, she still liked him a lot and I couldnt do that to her. So yeah, technically to me, this song is about someone who realized her feelings for someone after it was too late.
    meowon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I really like it.
    does anybody know who the guy is that she wrote this about?
    Fallouton April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto Fallout, the song was written about her brief "under radar" relationship with Taylor Hanson.
    MegBuffFanon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's just an amazing song. Word's cannot describe the simplicity in it, but she makes it absolutely beautiful.
    MichelleBranch1109on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, first of all, this song is definately one of the "deep thinking" ones. Michelle really but a lot into this song. in my point of view, it's like two definately close friends. they were always there forn eachother and everything. but when the guy gets a g/f, then the girl finally realizes, she loves him, she wanted to be much more than friends. and... i guess she's way too late. it's something like "take your chances", and that's a statement i can definately relate to.
    doedoe181on September 05, 2006   Link

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