"Dear Joan" as written by Brian Yale, Robert Kelly Thomas, John Goff and John Joseph Stanley....
Dear Joan, I've almost forgotten
The pane in the window, the blue dress in the doorway
Dear Joan, help me remember
The face I forget, and the traps that I've sprung

I guess I've grown tired, It's just what's expected of me
To tear your heart, from the inside to the outside
You know I was wired, I just couldn't help it
The hundred thousand times I hurt you

Dear Joan I wanted to say, I'm sorry for the screaming last night, and the nights before
I've wanted more from this than anything I've ever known, Dear Joan

Dear Joan, your face has a brightness
That I've never seen, in the years that I've known you
Dear Joan, I'd pick up the pieces
But some scattered too far, they flew when I kicked them

I know you believed when I said it was over
You stood by me patiently, waiting and brooding
So deeply in love, with every face that I've shown

Dear Joan I wanted to say, I'm sorry for the screaming last night, and the nights before
I've wanted more from this than anything I've ever known, Dear Joan

Once I forget, twice I'm a fool
Three times I wrap my hands around your neck
While your sleeping
So quietly sleeping
Sleeping and dreaming

Dear Joan, don't walk out the doorway
Because if you did, I believe I could honestly kill you

Dear Joan I wanted to say, I'm sorry for the screaming last night, and the nights before
I've wanted more from this than anything I've ever known, Dear Joan

Dear Joan I wanted to say, I'm sorry for the screaming last night, and the nights before
I've wanted more from this than anything I've ever known, Dear Joan


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"Dear Joan" as written by John Goff Brian Yale

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    General CommentI heard somewhere that this song was written about a friend of Rob Thomas's who was on drugs and the girl (Joan in the song) that he is with. I love this song, personally, and think that it's one of their greatest songs.
    ars musicaon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI heard several different things about the backstory to this song. I've heard that it was about a girl Rob wanted, but couldn't have. Either way, this is one of the most beautiful songs Rob has written. He did an awesome reworking on the Target Exclusive CD "Something More".
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcannot. stop. listening. It is slow, but it just sounds so real!
    ChloeGirldieon October 09, 2009   Link

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