Well I think I see another side
Maybe just another light that shines
And I look over now through the door
And I still belong to no one else
Maybe I hold you to blame for all the reasons that you left.
And close my eyes 'till I see your surprise
And you're leaving before my time.
Baby won't you change your mind?

Surely don't stay long I'm missing you now.
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before I close the door
I need to hear you say goodbye.
Baby won't you change your mind?

I guess that hasn't changed someone
Maybe nobody else could understand
I guess that you believe you are a woman
And that I am someone else's man
But just before I see that you leave
I want you to hold on to things that you said
Baby I wish I were dead.

Surely don't stay long I'm missing you now.
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before I close the door
I need to hear you say goodbye
Baby won't you change your mind?


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Halah Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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  • +10
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    this again is my last relationship. He gave me no reason or closure once it was over, yet I haven't been able to hold down another relationship since because he won't let that happen. I just want him to say to me that he still cares so I can say goodbye.

    riccaronion July 10, 2002   Link
  • +5
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    This is a very simple and a very beautiful song. Hope Sandoval is a quite talented artist, but this may be her greatest song. Very touching. And "riccaroni", I felt moved by your comments. Thank you for posting.

    EvanXon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +4
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    my meaning on this song is that whoever shes singing to has decided to break off the relationship. she wishes different but shes not going to beg either for him/her to stay. so i think she tries and justify it in her head that shes over him/her. i dont think that the closure is enough for her either. shes trying to hold on to him/her however way possible.

    Adscititiouson December 15, 2006   Link
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    surely don't stay long i'm missing you now it's like i told you i'm over you somehow before i close the door i need to hear you say goodbye baby won't you change your mind

    "baby won't you change your mind" is the best part. she's talking about the way being with someone you love, even when you know the relationship's dead you still have those feelings and a part of you wants things to be the way they were. your mind and your heart's duality.

    alovelyfadeouton February 20, 2008   Link
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    This song is so crazily similar to what happened with my ex too. We both know that there's absolutely no future for us, and I think he understands that almost too well, but I just couldn't stop wishing that it could've gone on just a little bit longer, and that it ended too soon. In the last few days we said so many awful things to each other that I could just feel myself ripping apart with every word.. But well, in a way I am over him. But. Not quite.

    Galifrayanon June 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
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    Very much a break-up song, however it could also be interpreted as wanting closure after a loved one's suicide. I first heard this song in a short documentary on Christine Chubbuck:

    liveleak.com/view

    After seeing this, it's hard not to see the song from the point of view of someone left to wonder what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it.

    And you're leaving before my time, Baby won't you change your mind...

    R.I.P. Christine Chubbuck

    Mgarthon October 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    This song was my song during a break up with my ex boyfriend. Every line says everything about that time in my life, and incidentally its a great song. Hope Sandoval's voice is unmatched, and I love their dreamy, ethereal, gorgeous approach to music

    Corinneon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    End of a relationship and she doesn't understand why it ended. She's still holding on to something, and she's not ready to let go...yet. Even though, he has already left. Great song. Mazzy Star is the best.

    noliesjustloveXxXon April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    maybe i'm just crazy, but doesnt the intro sound somewhat like jesus dont want me for a sunbeam(nirvana version)

    Oh, and I love the song btw. Great band.

    crookedbrainon June 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    To me this song resonates with my experience losing my lover to suicide. I’ve always loved the song but it took on a deeper meaning when I experienced a tremendous loss of a love who took his own life, who I wish I could sing this song to now. The lyrics and tone are beautiful but devastating…grief-stricken, lovelorn, longing, ominous. L

    Knowsy1on November 10, 2021   Link

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