"Rest Stop" as written by and Rob Thomas....
Just three miles from the rest stop
And she slams on the breaks
She said I tried to be but I'm not
And could you please collect your things
I don't wanna be cold
I don't wanna be cruel
But I gotta find more
Than what's happening with you
If you'd, open up the door

She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you're dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn't care
So I thought, hell if it's over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten

Just three miles from the rest stop
And my mouth's too dry to rage
The light was shining from the radio
I could barely see her face
But she knew all the words that I never had said
She knew the crumpled-up promise of this
Broken down man, and as I opened up the door

She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you're dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn't care
So I thought, hell if it's over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten

She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you're dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn't care
So I thought, hell if it's over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me

While you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you're dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn't care
So I thought, hell if it's over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose all my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me


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"Rest Stop" as written by Rob Thomas

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so...vivid. when you listen to it, you can see it happening. it breaks my heart.
    jaxgrrlon January 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe guys of Matchbox 20 write some of the saddest songs but they are all so great. I heard Rob Thomas say that he wrote this after he went on a road trip with a girl that he loved and she actually kicked him out of the car near a rest stop because she wanted out of the relationship and wanted to find what else is out there. I love the song and pretty much everything that Matchbox has done.
    k_doggon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont think that the lyrics: "it came to mind i didnt care" doesnt mean moving on from a realationship--i think this line is in the words of the girl: she doesn't give a damn what her boyfriend is dreaming about and so she must not love him
    gottalovethehitson July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man...I know exactly what you mean. It's a great song. The whole cd is pretty decent, too.
    JulieMarleneon January 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely. it's different from their first, but definitely as good, if not better
    jaxgrrlon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI went to the MB20 concert and i had only heard there more famous songs and i didnt really like the band, but when i left i was obsessed w/ them...this was the song i remembered most. Rob said it was about when he was younger and he met this girl and he just fell in love w/ her and one moment the girl just realized that she didnt really love him like he did...great true song
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. the first time i heard it, the same kinda thing had happened to me. I really really loved a girl and she realized she didnt feel quite as strongly as i did and we broke up. I related this song to her and i always will.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so incredibly sad... and it's a true story, too. it gets to me every time.
    sapphireskieson May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanatory, but it's awesome. I applied "WHEN IT CAME TO MIND THAT I DIDN'T CARE" to a moving on from a hard break up.
    Ashleigh9169on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, and Rob Thomas' sorrow is palpable.
    loopydateon May 14, 2002   Link

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