"Damn" as written by Beverley Knight, Pule Pheto and Neville Newton Thomas....
This old world well
Don't it make you wanna think damn
This cold girl well
Don't she wanna make you scream, damn

What's the matter girl, well
Don't you think I'm good enough
This old heart's had a whole lot a breakin' down
She's got all these reasons in her head

All that time she knew if I lied
You can bet she will
She's taking her time 'til I thought I would die
And I can't sit still

Things got turned 'round
Don't know where I started from, damn
Can't eat, can't sleep
Could have been a bigger man, damn
What's the matter girl don't you think I'm bright enough
This old man had a hard time getting here
You can leave your number at the door

All that time she knew if I lied
You can bet she will
She's taking her time 'til I thought I would die
And I can't sit still

And there's nothing at all
Yeah there's nothing at all
Well there's nothing at all
To make her change her mind
Make her change her mind
To make her change her

This old house been quiet since
You went away, damn
Mixed up fixed out
Don't forget who got you here, damn

What's the matter world
Don't you see I opened up
This whole part's been played by another man
I pulled out the reason card instead

All that time she knew if I lied
You can bet she will
She's taking her time 'til I thought I would die
And I can't sit still

She says she can find
The things that make up a life
Well I can bet she will
She says stays behind, I could stay here all night
I could stay here until

Until there's nothing at all
Yeah there's nothing at all
Well there's nothing at all
To make her change her mind
Make her change her mind
To make her change her mind


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"Damn" as written by Tommy Cecil James Harrison

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    General CommentI think I read somewhere that Rob said this song is about getting laid. I don't know, that could be true. I like the part, "She's taking her time 'til I thought I would die and I can't sit still."
    I wax poeticon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh wow i always liked this song but never really thought about it being someone getting laid or a one night stand.
    "You can leave your number at the door" oh the irony sorry i thought it was entertaining!!!!!!!
    spoiled_sweet818on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, i never thought about that, but any meaning i thought is gone because i think that is clearly what it is. haha.
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have to add the guy doesn't want the flings anymore (toward the end of the song).
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it is...its meaning it's not as clear as some of their other songs...I've always thought it was bittersweet, like the guy really does feel down about all the rejection.
    I love it, I love how Rob uses the world "damn", so angry but sad at the same time..
    My favourite lines:

    "Can't eat, can't sleep
    Could have been a bigger man, damn"
    Gabigson August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn one of Matchbox 20's concerts Rob Thomas says that it's about trying to get laid. GREAT SONG no matter what its about.
    edgeturbo03on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNumerous Rob quotes, I guess there's no mystery behind this song lol :)
    "This song is about fucking around, fucking up, and getting pretty fucking good at it!"
    "This song is very deep; it's very serious; it's about getting laid!"
    "A lot of people think this song has some big philosophical meaning, but it's really just about trying to get laid."
    “this is a song about working hard and getting laid.”
    mb20lifehouseon April 10, 2008   Link

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