"She Don't Want Nobody Near" as written by Matthew Malley, Adam Duritz, David Immergluck, David Bryson, Charles Gillingham, Daniel John Vickrey, Brendan O'brien and Jim Bogios....
She don't want nobody near
But you can't get away from that
They appear and disappear
And they all get a string attached
Pretty soon they got you hanging on a line
Pretty soon they're singing one by one the same old rhyme
They say, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."

She don't want nobody home
'Cause it's a little too crowded then
But she don't wanna be alone
So they just keep pouring in
Pretty soon they got her headed for the door
She comes home to find that they're not hanging 'round no more
She says "I'm alright, you just can't get home tonight."

Don't you wonder what she looks like in the light?
She says "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."

Pretty whitewashed lies
Endless alibis
And the reasons that need cleaning every night
Half a world away
You can't wash away the stain of the deceiving
And the things that you cannot believe, and well

She don't want no one around
'Cause she don't want anybody to see
What she looks like when she's down
'Cause that's a really sad place to be
Pretty soon she gets them crawling up the walls
Then she wonders why they beg her please to never call
She says, "I'm ok. It's alright. Hey, look who's on TV tonight."
She says, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."

Don't you wonder why it's dark outside at night?
She says, I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight.


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"She Don't Want Nobody Near" as written by David Lynn Bryson James Bogios

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    General CommentAdam uses double-negatives all the time. It's about the struggle of wanting everyone to just go away, the avoidance of being close to people, but then realizing that the consequence of that is being alone. I love how the girl brushes it off over & over again with, "It's okay. It's all right." Such a great song.
    augustmariaon January 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthonestly i think this song is about a girl who sleeps around (Don't you wonder what she looks like in the light?) the girl acts like she doesnt want anything more but really she does... she doesnt want to be let down so she just goes in with the expectation of being alone and most of the guys aren't really willing to give her more... but they do ask if shes okay btu not really caring...if they cared they would realize her response screams not okay
    stephrad21on October 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song about feeling used by someone in a controling relationship?(the strings attatched-reference to being a puppet?) It seems like the girl in the song is let down by a lover 'I'm alright, I just cant get home tonight'.
    In the end the relationship fails but she takes all that bitterness with her and ends up doing the same to others. In the end of the song shes the one thats letting everyone down because she is afraid of being hurt like she was hurt before.
    Its kind of a song for the new millenium too. It is becoming more and more popular for people to live on their own now. mom and Dad and 2.4 kids is becoming a thing of the past.
    Sometimes when your in a relationship you have to way up the pluses and minuses. Maybe sometimes your just better off on your own?
    lostinspaceon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about her wanting people around, (hence the double negative) but noone ever stays. They use her and at the end of the song she's alone because she doesn't want to be let down anymore. I think it's about many people not just one.
    Erinlovesyouon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's just about people who are uncomfortable in the company of other people and also tired of being alone and they are trying to juggle those two opposing feelings. They are trying to figure out how to live that way.
    MICon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenterin that was a good interpretation.
    aisha_08on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight" is an awsome line, probably one of my fav cc lyrics
    Mangore28on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about being all alone and to want someone in your life. Then you get someone and you're used to that they always leave so you get surprised when somebody decides to stay and suddenly there's a lot of pressure on you 'cause it's hard to make a relationship work. And so you start missing that loneliness of yours and you make up excuses to not be with that person all the time. It's like you're in love or addicted to the loneliness and that's really hard and dangerous too.
    apricot_on June 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentimo this is about a mother who isn't sure she wants a family but has one anyway

    she misses them when they're not around but they make her crazy when they are (She don't want nobody home Cause it's a little too crowded then But she don't want to be alone - Pretty soon they've got her headed for the door She comes home to find that they're not hanging 'round no more)
    when she's trying to be a good mother she makes them crazy too (Pretty soon she gets them crawling up the walls Then she wonders why they beg her please to never call)
    she's struggling with being a good mother but is only partially successful in small doses.her feelings get hurt and she tries to cover it by blowing it off (She says "I'm ok, it's alright, hey look who's on TV tonight")
    finally, she just leaves (She says, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight")

    anna1003on November 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this was a hold over song that's about Duritz's relationship with Cox. It didn't make the album at the time (This Desert Life) and was added to the Greatest Hits record.
    nemovon May 11, 2010   Link

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