"So Much to Say" as written by and Charlene Keys Craig Brockman....
Say my hell is the closet
I'm stuck inside
Can't see the light
And my heaven is a nice house in the sky
Got central heating
And I'm alright
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Can't see the light
Keep it locked up inside
Don't talk about it
Talk about the weather
Can't see the light
Open up my head and let me out, little baby
Here we have been standing for a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time

I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside
Can't see the light
And my heaven is a nice house in the sky
Got central heating and I'm alright
Here we have been standing for a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time
I find sometimes it's easy to be myself
Sometimes I find it's better to be somebody else

I see you young and soft oh little baby
Little feet, little hands, little baby
One year of cryin' and the words creep up inside
Creep into your mind
So much to say
Here we have been standing for a long, long time
Treading trodden trails for a long, long time
I find sometimes it's easy
To be myself
Sometimes I find it's better
To be somebody else

So much to say
Open up my head and let me out
Little baby


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentIf you've ever been depressed you would relate to it as being in a depressed state...I say my hell is the closet I�m stuck inside Can�t see the light...
    You get trapped in your own mind. Wishing you could talk to someone, but not being able to explain what's going on in your own mind. You have so much to say...but you keep it locked up inside.
    Just like being a little baby...you would imagine they have so much going on in their minds but aren't able to talk to tell you...The only escape you have is to go to your comfort zone within your own mind...my heaven is a nice house in the sky
    Got central heating and I�m alright...treading trodden trails for a long long time...because it's continuous...so it's much easier to pretend you are someone else at times. That's how I relate to it anyway...and I'm sure there is a totally different meaning to everyone that listens to it...it's how it affects your own thoughts.
    There are so many different things it could actually mean...but it would be really cool to know what he was actually thinking when he wrote it and the true meaning behind the song...regardless...I love it!!!
    Dave Matthews Rocks!!!
    ImLucyLocketon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure but I think at least part of this is about how in our society we train ourselves to stay superficial in our conversations and not talk about what is really on our mind ("keep it locked up inside, don't talk about it, talk about the weather") I really like this song because it addresses something that bothers me in everyday life.
    NateKalbachon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe most powerful line to me in this song is "I find sometimes it’s easy to be myself / Sometimes I find it’s better to be somebody else." I think Dave goes through the same dilemma as everyone else. Everyone feels uncomfortable in certain situations but comfortable in others. Sometimes you feel like you can speak your mind, but then other times you fear rejection and speak the mind of someone else.
    DancingNanciesDMBon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe last line "open up my head and let me out" you know where its just the voice is really really cool to me...

    good song dave :)
    deathbearon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif you get a chance to dl the video for this song but it is awsome and bringsa whole new life to the song

    plus the sax player smiles...he never does but in this video he did :)
    SKAnkinon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that Dave is talkin about how sometimes it is just easier to put on a facade than to actually be yourself. It is one of my favorite Dave songs.
    eminem31on September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone thing i love about the song is the complete contradiction it makes - while stating that there is "so much to say," dave is, for the most part, repeating the same lines over and over. i adore the paradox that creates.
    rubberduckieon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about the song as a whole, but the last part where he talks about "One year of crying and the words creep up inside" he's talking about a newborn child and how after a year or so, they start to talk. And they have so much to say! :p Maybe one theme of the song is that he feels a sort of lament for the child that he has to go through all that Dave describes in the first half of the song, although the upbeat tune to the song might contradict that :p
    fenrirwolfon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think NateKalbach is correct about the meaning and I HAVE to agree with Deathbear abot the last line "Open up my head and let me out
    Little baby" Its just awesome. I love this song and Love the video especially at that last line part; While Dave is singing it he's looking around the room and when he plays that last note it shows Leroi Moore smiling in Daves place for a split-second. Its funny.
    ZidaneTribalon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits like about stuff that society doesnt talk about, he just wants them to come out with it or something.
    Huh huh huh huh.
    ronald_reaganon October 14, 2004   Link

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