Sitting in traffic on the Tappan Zee
Fifty million people out in front of me
Trying to cross the water but it just might be a while
Rain's coming down I can't see a thing
Radio's broken so I'm whistling
New York to Nyack feels like a hundred miles

It's not right
It's not fair
I'm still a mess
And you still don't care
I go to work
I come back home
But you're still gone
And I'm still alone
And the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
On my big black plastic Japanese cordless phone
Oh no

Stuck in a meeting on Monday night
Trying to get the numbers to come out right
I'm getting tired, I think I just might need a drink
And as I'm reaching in the bottom drawer
I'm dreaming 'bout the way it was before
Life was so easy I never really had to think

It's not right
It's not fair
I'm still a mess
And you still don't care
I go to sleep
When I wake up
The pain sets in
And it never stops
And the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
On the desktop mailbox of my big black laptop
Oh no

It's not right
It's not fair
I'm still a mess
And you still don't care
I go to work
I come back home
But you're still gone
And I'm still alone
And the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
No, no the little red light's not blinking
On my big black Radio Shack digital portable phone
Oh no



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    General CommentI've always seen this as sort of a sequel to "Hey Julie"... basically what happens after the breakup. The hassle at work used to be manageable when he had someone to come home to, but now there's nothing but alcohol to turn to.
    bazmegon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbazmeq i cannot bleve you are the only person to post to this song!!! its a real tragedy. =( im gona go away and cry now...
    xxxhana_mcrxxxon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good song, but for a while I could not understand all the words. I felt really dumb when I finally figured them out. Basically, it's about him and his girlfriend breaking up and it's driving him nuts. He's all alone and he hates it. Work is unbarable and everything feels like shit. He goes to sleep every night with the hope that his baby will be beside him when he wakes up, but the reality of it is that she's not calling and she's not emailing. She's not coming home.
    devilslittlesisteron May 13, 2006   Link

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