"You Won't Be Mine" as written by and Rob Thomas....
Take your head around the world
See what you get
From your mind
Write your soul down word for word
See who's your friend
Who is kind
It's almost like a disease
I know soon you will be

Over the lies, you'll be strong
You'll be rich in love and you will carry on
But no - oh no
No you won't be mine

Take your straight line for a curve
Make it stretch, the same old line
Try to find if it was worth what you spent
Why you're guilty for the way
You're feeling now
It's almost like being free
And I know soon you will be

Over the lies, you'll be strong
You'll be rich in love and you will carry on
But no - oh no
No you won't be mine

Take yourself out to the curb
Sit and wait
A fool for life
It's almost like a disease
I know soon you will be

Over the lies, you'll be strong
You'll be rich in love and you will carry on
But no - oh no
No you won't be mine



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"You Won't Be Mine" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General CommentTalk about a song with incredible pride and integrity. I see it as moving on from a relationship you felt lucky to be in at first, then realizing at it's end that he/she was the lucky one. Everyone loves her, she'll find someone new in a heartbeat. But you know she'll never find anyone as good for her as you were, be as good to her as you were (Said with a bit more feeling than Uncle Kracker, I might add). The build in the music is astonishing, and the way it cuts back to single note piano, gut-wrenching. Listen for the grace notes. They set the tone so well.

    Favorite line: "take yourself out to the curb," you piece of trash.
    davidecoyoteon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song...it has so much feeling, I can relate to this song...The words completly get to me...It is like he is talking to his old Love and he is finally over her and he wants her to see what she did and what she is like...and saying "you won't be mine"...I especially love the words..."Try to find if it was worth what you spent..Why you're guilty for the way You're feeling now" Anyone who has had someone leave them has thought this at least once. Great song...i love the feeling it leaves you with.
    Evitaon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentblast this song in your car... you'll feel awesome!!!
    haleyon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Take your straight line for a curve" - - DEEP!
    gheling26on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've taken a slightly different view on this song... for me it's more like a whole "love from afar" deal. He loves her utterly, but in her high-flying lifestyle she doesn't even know he exists. It's he, however, that is the one who truly knows how to be happy in life, but he can't because he can never have her. So very bittersweet, and made all that more by the incredible orchestra and piano work. One of my all-time favourite songs.

    Favourite line - "Write your soul down word for word/See who's your friend/Who is kind"
    Kaiton July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've taken a slightly different view on this song... for me it's more like a whole "love from afar" deal. He loves her utterly, but in her high-flying lifestyle she doesn't even know he exists. It's he, however, that is the one who truly knows how to be happy in life, but he can't because he can never have her. So very bittersweet, and made all that more by the incredible orchestra and piano work. One of my all-time favourite songs.

    Favourite line - "Write your soul down word for word/See who's your friend/Who is kind"
    Kaiton July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. the lyrics blow me away. I feel like that right now over a guy.. i look at him, and i see the kind of life i could give him, but he refuses to see it.. he only sees what he's got now, these feelings that lie to him and tell him hes happy... but hes so blind that he doesn't see that he's not happy... hes fooling himself. And now..."over the lies, he'll be strong, he'll be rich in love and he'll carry on".... and because he can't see... he won't be mine. thats how i see the story of this song. his disease is that he can't see what will make him happy... his blindness.
    glamxpunkon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just feel like sharing my favorite line here :"you'll be over the lies...but you won't be mine" which is how i feel about an ex. i love this song, its wonderful, and the musical thing at the end is kinda freaky when you fall asleep and then it wakes you up outta nowhere.
    Desaparecidaon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about breaking up with someone and feeling ready for them to move on. Or it could be about loving some one from afar. But I couldn't pick a favorite line because the song is all brilliant.
    doodLbugon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgod this song just makes you sit back and say DAMN rob how'd you do it? he's an awesome songwriter & singer and sexy-as-hell ;)
    1thatuwreckedon August 15, 2002   Link

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