"Long Day" as written by and Rob Thomas....
It's sitting by the overcoat
The second shelf, the note she wrote
That I can't bring myself to throw away
And also
Reach she said for no one else but you
'Cause you won't turn away
When someone else is gone

I'm sorry 'bout the attitude
I need to give when I'm with you
But no one else would take this shit from me
And I'm so
Terrified of no one else but me
I'm here all the time
I won't go away

It's me, yeah well I can't get myself to go away
Hey it's me, and I can't get myself to go away
Oh God, I shouldn't feel this way now

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Pull out some hope for me
It's been a long day, always ain't that right
And no lord, your hand won't stop it
Just keep you trembling
It's been a long day, always ain't that right

Well I'm surprised if you'd believe
In anything that comes from me
I didn't hear from you or from someone else
And you're so set in life man, a pisser they're waiting
Too damn bad you get so far so fast
So what, so long

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Pull out some hope for me
It's been a long day, always ain't that right
And no lord, your hand won't stop it
Just keep you trembling
It's been a long day, always ain't that right

Oh, ain't that right

It's me, yeah well I can't myself to go away
Hey, well it's me, yeah well I can't get myself to go away
Oh God I shouldn't feel this way, now

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Pull out some hope for me
It's been a long day, always ain't that right
And no lord, your hand won't stop it
Just keep you trembling
It's been a long day, always ain't that right

Reach down your hand in your pocket
Well, reach down your hand right now
It's been a long day, always
Ain't that right
Reach down your hand in your pocket
Well, reach down your hand right now
It's been a long day, always
Ain't that right
Oh, ain't that right
Well, ain't that right, right, right on, shut up
Right, right, right on, right on, shut up
Come on


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"Long Day" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General CommentI wonder why there are no other comments for this song, I totally love it. It has alot of meaning to me. What I feel the song is about is probably not what it really is about but I can relate to it.
    I believe the song is about somsone who maybe very depressed, have some problems, and just about everyone has giving up on them cause they can't take all the shit this person has. But the person has one person that understands them and takes all their crap, and tries to help them.
    I really don't know all I know is on most days I feel like these lyrics.
    "And I'm so
    Terrified of no one else but me
    I'm here all the time
    I won't go away
    It's me, yeah I can't get myself to go away"
    So true, it's a love hate relationship with yourself, and until you can want to be round yourself nobody else is going to wanna be around you.
    Willowbearon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song means that you can't escape from yourself. The line "It's me, and I can't get my self to go away/ Oh God I shouldn't feel this way" is him saying that all he wants is to not be himself, if only just for a while. "Reach, she said for no one else but you" is saying that you can only count on yourself. And even though he wants her to reach into her pocket and pull out hope he knows that he has to deal with the situation on his own and rely on himself.

    That's all I got.
    Pineapplegal4on January 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell to me this song is exactly how i feel right now, its about being in a relationship with someone while still in love with someone else, and you cant help yourself but treat this person badly for not being the one that you love. And you know that you should end it because your hurting this person but you dont want to because then you will have no one and you know they will stay with you no matter how badly you treat them
    bittasweetbabyon January 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about being yourself with a person who cares about you and is willing to put up with you. but you know that its not fair for the person to feel with you so you feel like crap.
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReach down you hand in your pocket? Pull out some hope for me? Its been a long day....blatently he's masturbating.
    Stubbsyon September 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is definitely a song that has been played over and over and over again in my iTunes and, much like everyone else, I can relate. "I'm sorry 'bout the attitude I need to give when I'm with you" is definitely with that person that keeps giving you shit/you keep giving them shit and for some reason you're both still there, hanging on and not leaving the other person and they're the only that you've got in that sense. "And I'm so terrified of no one else but me..." reminds me of how you always tell yourself that you're not going to make a big deal this time and you're not going to do this or say that but you find yourself doing or saying just that and you're terrified of how you can't change that. Great song, great band!
    Pickles24on February 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song has a different meaning.
    Growing up gay it had a special place for me because it seamed to describe exactly how I was feeling.
    "I'm so terrified of no one else but me, but I'm here all the time, and I won't go away"
    Describing how it feels to be scared about your sexuality being different from everyone else.
    "it's me, and I can't get myself to go away oh god I shouldn't feel this way"
    How much you want it to change but it won't and how you hope that people will still see you as you not just as gay.
    "well I'm surprised that you believe in anything that comes from me I didn't hear it from you or from someone else"
    How people can talk behind your back.
    I'm sure this is not how rob meant it when he wrote it but that's just how I feel
    Theshelfon September 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone word: passion

    I'm sorry 'bout the attitude
    I need to give when I'm with you
    But no one else would take this shit from me

    awesome.. so true.. i can totally relate to ALL the lyrics but especially that one

    1thatuwreckedon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completley relate to this song...its just got the rite words..."Reach down your hand in your pocket
    Pull out some hope for me
    It's been a long day, always ain't that right "
    these truly mean the bitter truth in life.....a long day refers to a hard day for me...always aint that rite...always aint that fruitful...so god pull out some hope for me.. to survive on......
    lovely...rob....
    luv u for what u write ....
    forumon September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe used to play this song on every b-ball road trip. Maybe because we lost so often. Ah, memories.......I dunno, it's just a good, good bad-mood song.
    Gstring11on April 07, 2003   Link

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