Hello, my foul weather friend
These thick sheets of rain
Seem to have hindered your way again
And the winds, I can feel the winds, they've gotten so strong,
No wonder you're back to our home

My ears are always open to your laments
My will is always weak for your advances,
And I'll play the maid and clean up the mess

Your face, I look at your face and it's changed since we last spoke
It's weathered and beautiful,
So weathered and so beautiful
Oh no, no, no, please have a seat, I was going anywhere
But that can wait
Because I'd rather have you here while I can
Then I'll pack it all up and take you with me again

(Chorus)

I wasn't like anyone else
So real and so strong, so you said
It's always, "Welcome back, I'll take your bags"
Things haven't changed much since you left my side
And though your room's been unoccupied,
I have tried to give it up

So here are my ears again and here are my arms
And here are my hopes again,
Just please keep coming back


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    General CommentIf you are looking for a song to download, download “Maid” by Matt Nathanson. It’s really beautiful, and I can tell you why. (*it’s light rock if you like that sorta thing)

    It’s basically the saddest story ever told, that’s prolly happened to the worst of us.
    “Your face/I look at your face and it’s changed since we last spoke/It’s weathered and beautiful/So weathered and so beautiful” You might be thinking, weathered…that’s not much of a compliment. But you’ll see.

    “Please have a seat/I was going anyway/But that can wait/Because I’d rather have you here while I can/Then I’ll pack it all up and take you with me again” Now that’s really beautiful, that a guy would give up all his plans for the girl he loves.

    “I wasn’t like anyone else/So real and so strong, so you said/It’s always,” welcome back, I’ll take your bags”/Things haven’t changed much since you left my side/And though your room has been unoccupied.” Basically though the girl left, he still loves her “things haven’t changed” and he hasn’t moved on to other people “your room has been unoccupied. (I feel exactly the same way when I’m attached to a person.

    “My ears are always open to your laments/And my will is always weak for your advances…” and then it says “…So here are my ears again/And here are my arms/And here are my hopes again/Just please keep coming back” Isn’t that sad? That he would wait for her like that even though she left? It’s so beautiful. I wish I had a guy that did that.

    Now the weathered part was a metaphor. In the very first lines of the song he says “Hello, my foul weathered friend” So basically he’s kinda mad that she left I’m guessing because of the ‘foul’. “These thick sheets of rain/Seem to have hindered your way again/And the winds/I can feel the winds/They’ve gotten so strong/No wonder you’re back to our home” Do you get it? She’s basically in a storm, and she has nowhere to go, but one place. And that’s to the guy that loves her. And the storm has made her weathered, and yet “Beautiful”. But it’s all a metaphor. Maybe she’s emotionally weathered. Or some other reason..I’m not sure. And yet it doesn’t even matter, because he’ll accept her back no matter what. That’s how much he loves her.

    It’s just so beautiful. I hope that you at least give it a try.

    Even the mere title is perfect. Because he *is* playing the maid, and cleaning up this messed up relationship.
    xavieron August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou're right, this song is beautiful.

    So here are my ears again and here are my arms
    And here are my hopes again,
    Just please keep coming back

    wow.
    youneverknowon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti really like the lines, even though my room is unoccupied, I've tried to give it up.....how true.
    tms6879on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMan, the last part of that song just kills me...it sucks that so many times we give up so much of ourselves for someone in hopes that they will see you in a different light...but it never happens...and we still keep doing it over and over. Beautifully sad song...
    sadhappyon May 17, 2006   Link

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