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Hannah Jane Lyrics

You got your big girl
Now you’ve got your young one too
Wondering if some day I could have them
the way I once had you
I remember your crazy remarks
We’d get drunk and go out after dark
Searching for someone we could take home
Chorus:
You don’t wanna be alone
You don’t want to see the sun go down
You don’t wanna open the door and see her go
One step and tomorrow comes
Two steps and she’s off with someone
Three steps and it’s all you know
You’ll be gone, she’ll be gone
So what are you gonna do about me
I’ll be there when you have no one else
I’ll be there, be your friend
Hold on strong, don’t let go
There will never be no one to take your place
So don’t you want to reach out and take my hand
Repeat chorus
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Jun 23, 2001
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It sounds like he's addressing a girl (Hannah Jane, perhaps?) and he's fallen in love with her. But he didn't before. Before they were just friends who hung out and had a good time ("We'd get drunk and go out after dark, Searching for someone that we could take home"). But he misses the things they used to do and now she's got children ("You've got your big girl, Now you've got your young one too") but he wants her as more than a friend and he wants to be the father of her children ("Wonder if some day I can have them, the way I once had you").

The chorus, though, seems to be like he's talking to himself. Saying, basically, "Take her. You don't want to be alone anymore and if you don't do it soon, sombody else will".

Then in the last verse, he's addressing her again. Finally owning up the courage to tell her how he feels. He tells her that he'll always be there for her and that she should "take his hand".

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you missed a bit, it goes...

So what are you gonna do about me? I'll be there when you have no ne else Spot in the ocean in the south's holding hand I'll be there be your friend

or is it holy land? instead of holding hand. anyway it's an awesomesong you should post on it ppl . I think clearly about having a good friend who you dont see in a romantic light or she doesnt see you that way and you wont do anything about it. As the guy in this song wastes time and doesnt tell her how he feels she is slipping away and he could lose her altogether

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Hannah Jane's is the name of a pub of sorts in Columbia, South Carolina where the band formed. Probably a place where Darius liked to go with his female friend in this song.

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Hannah Jane's is the name of a pub of sorts in Columbia, South Carolina where the band formed. Probably a place where Darius liked to go with his female friend in this song.

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I always though of this being a song sung to another guy, like two male best friends. The first two lines are his friend's wife, and daughter, the singer wonders if he himself could have a wife and kid like he used to have him as a best friend, but now he has moved on. 'Searching for someone to take home' could mean they used to go out looking for girlfreinds...future wives. Then the chorus seems like the marriage could break down and heis just telling his old friend he will always be there cos he has no one else...thats just how i thought about it before i came on SM and read everyone elses meanings :)

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Bravura has it... I would like to know what he says I think he says spot in the ocean in the south's holy land........?

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Not sure where the name come from, but I read years ago that the song is about one of Darius' friends who fell in love and no longer comes around. You know that high school or college buddy that meets a girl and you don't hear from him again? This is about that type of friend.

"You've got your big girl, now you have your young one(s), too" His friend got married and had children.

"Wondering if someday I can have them the way I once had you" Darius wonders if he can be as close to the friend's family as he once was with his friend.

"You don't want to be alone" Darius chose music, while his friend chose marriage so he wouldn't have to be alone.

The rest of the song is self-explanatory. They used to party together and try to meet girls. If you aren't careful, the wife will leave. Possibly the friend married her because he couldn't stand the idea of losing her or seeing her with somebody else.

I think Darius is saying, "Hey, you met the one. But we were once really good friends. It's time to start coming around again."

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@thgjd I don't think 'have them' means friendship. I would NEVER say to a male friend of mine if I can 'have' him. That is - imo - purely a sexual reference.

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I love the music. But frankly, the lyrics sound creepy to me.

'You got your big girl Now you've got your young one too Wondering if some day I could have them The way I once had you I remember your crazy remarks We'd get drunk and go out after dark Searching for someone we could take home'

That sounds highly creepy. Like the guy wants to have sex with his friend's daughter.

And the last line has all kinds of potential, negative meanings to it.

No doubt you big Hootie fans refuse to believe they could EVER put out anything but wonderful lyrics. And I will assume the intention behind this song was good. And that I am not understanding them. But - as it sits - the lyrics are a bit disturbing to me.

And yes, I do love the album.

[Edit: reworded]

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