"So Sad, So Lonely" as written by and Rob Thomas....
I found out
On a late night drive
In my winter coat
With my blood-shot eyes
My faith ain't been
No friend to me
And the way I sin
Is hanging off of me

And I'm sorry
You can't take me anywhere
Pretty soon we're almost there
Baby, one more night
It's been a long, long drive
And I'm way, way tired
I don't need no
Back-up plan

I don't want nobody
Nobody don't want me
I'm so sad so lonely
But I'm always landing on my feet

One more time
With a sad, sad smile
And your white bread friends
In the circus life
All the one-way rides
The sweet beginners
Passing on the left-hand side
With a sideways smile

And I'm always
One step from stalling
Bad trips can make great stories
Dance all night
With your ass on fire
And your hands up high
And feel me one more time

I don't want nobody
Nobody don't want me
I'm so sad so lonely
But I'm always landing on my feet

I learn to love myself
And I don't need no one else
And when a love moves on
'cause it gets cold
Then another moves in
And it can fill the hole

I'm one more
Hopeful lying on the bedroom floor
No sense trying
When the whole thing drops
You lose your nerve
I hope you get what you deserve

I don't want nobody
Nobody don't want me
I'm so sad so lonely
But I'm always landing on my feet


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"So Sad, So Lonely" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General Comment:O I can't believe nobody has commented on this song !! It's such a great one of theirs .. I think for me this song is about somebody who can't seem to find a relationship that works and is unable to settle down. He gives off the impression of being strong and happy when really he is 'sad' and 'lonely' inside.
    x_emo_fairy_xon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree, I never really realized that until you said it, though. "All the one-way rides" one night stands ... there's a touch of indignation in this, though. Kind of, don't feel sorry for ME! I'm ALWAYS landing on my feet, I can handle it.
    Jag3892on October 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is clearly the best song on the More Than You Think You Are Album. When my ex-boyfriend pissed me off, I always listened to this. I love it.
    torrance21on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh my god, I ADORE this song. It's my favourite matchbox twenty song full stop i think. I'm not too sure what it all means, but i don't think it matters because you can just hear the anger and upset, and it's just emotional. I love the last three lines....
    sappy16on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love it the song sounds fairly upbeat with a twinge of anger but the lyrics suggest loneliness and depression. itsthe curse of the extrovert you must always appear happy even if you are lonely if nt even for your own psychological defence
    Vavavoomon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhy are they quoting "Just a Gigolo?"
    GreyBlueEyeson August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG Can anyone say jaded & masked?! I loved this song from the first time I heard it. It spoke to the repetitive fuck up in me. "And your white bread friends In the circus life" is so sarcastic and possibly a bit envious. whitebread friends. sweet beginners. normal non fuck ups. the kind you *can* take anywhere. the kind who aren't lying on the floor freaking out and pretending they aren't. It's almost resentment... like fuck you goody two shoes types, i don't need ya! I'm off having bad trips, shaking my ass and being decadent ("the way i sin is hanging off of me"!? c'mon!! yeah, i love MB20 & this song rocks.
    cnfsdyoieon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't want nobody, nobody don't want me , and im so sad so lonely , and im always landing on my feet....

    lol, that sums up part of my life...
    bisoon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are crazy. This song is about one thing and one thing only; CATS.

    I know I know, it sounds crazy, but my better half (not even the biggest MB20 fan) listened to it once and knew it. It's in the words, it's in the beat, it's in the vibe. Not to mention Rob Thomas is an avid animal lover who founded/runs a non-profit dedicated in part to animals.

    Yeah it's about cats. He fooled you.
    karlswarton March 19, 2014   Link

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