"Hang" as written by and Rob Thomas....
She grabs her magazines
She packs her things and she goes
She leaves the pictures hanging on the wall, she burns all
Her notes and she knows, she's been here too few years
To feel this old

He smokes his cigarette, he stays outside 'til it's gone
If anybody ever had a heart, he wouldn't be alone
He knows, she's been here too few years to be gone

And we always say, it would be good to go away someday
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang

The trouble understand, is she got reasons he don't
Funny how he couldn't see it at all 'til she grabbed up her coat
And she goes, she's been here too few years to take it all in stride
But still it's much too long, to let hurt go (you let her go)

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang
The same for you
I'll always hang

Well I always say, it would be good to go away
But if things don't work out like we think
And there's nothing there to ease this ache
But if there's nothing there to make things change
If it's the same for you I'll just hang


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"Hang" as written by Rob Thomas

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  • +2
    Song Meaningrob thomas said him self that he wrote this song for a girl he like and all his friends liked.. but she was dating an asshole... the song means if we can't date then we can just hang (hang out).. DUH!!!!
    savannah16mlynnon February 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.. i have a lot of emotioinal attachment to it.. sometimes it makes me cry... but i love its still
    1thatuwreckedon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does fuckin rock. I think it is about a guy and a girl who are in love, but the guy puts the chic through hell, sometimes without even realizing what he does (funny how he couldn't see it all till she grabbed up her coat). I think that both people know they need to either change or get out of the relationship but instead they just "hang" and wait for the problems to be forgotten until it all just builds up and it is clear that one must leave. I had a relationship like this and this song still makes me cry, it was like I was never appreciated until I had one foot out the door. The entire relationship we both threatened constantlly to leave, but he never thought I actually would...and I still miss him.
    butterflylove82on September 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSad, beautiful song...I love how in the second verse, there is a slight echo-what beautiful words..
    madonnalmson November 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWeird, but this will always remind me of high school. We got beat in the state soccer playoffs, and on the way home, we just listened to this song and cried. It still makes me sad when I hear it, not so much because we lost the game, but because it reminds me of a great time that I can never go back to.
    Gstring11on November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written by Rob Thomas about two of his friends.
    The__Edgeon February 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a awesome song, never heard it until today, makes me think about my ex so much,
    i miss being around her!!! :(
    rock567on March 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing. I first heard this song when one of the greatest periods of my life was coming to an end and I knew there was nothing I could do to prevent it. It makes me cry nearly every time I hear it. It just makes me not want to take anything for granted anymore..
    wendi.oconnoron July 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy boyfriend and I are in the process of breaking up. Matchbox Twenty could be the sound track for our whole relationship. The other day he came home and told me that this was his new favorite song by the group. I looked it up tonight, because the name of the song didn't ring any bells when he told me. Now that I have read the lyrics..I just want to cry more than I have in the last few weeks. I know that there is still hope for us and I don't want us to be this song. All the times that we have had problems, he was always the one to leave and I was devastated. But this time I had convinced myself that, me leaving was the right thing to do, even though it rips my heart out everyday. I have never loved a man more in my life, and he will always have my heart. I don't want this to happen to us. I wish we could just go back a couple of weeks when things were still amazing. I hate to think that four years of our lives are about to be nothing but memories that neither one of us can even think about without tearing ourselves apart. I don't want to leave...I don't want us to end...I know that you love me....you are just blinded by bigger things and if you wait too long, we can't go back. Please Fred...things aren't so damaged that we couldn't fix them. I'm not asking for forever, I just need right now..please
    fallen1628on December 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a fuckin great song
    missdelongeon May 05, 2002   Link

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