I know she said
Before you left me you were free
So I'll just lay me down

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing
So let me turn around

Do you really want to play these games
Just to keep things going
Or are you ready now to let it be
It's like sometimes you want to see the rain
But the sun gets in your eyes
And you want to die now

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing
So let me turn around
I see I see
But things just couldn't be the same
So let me hold you down

Never let me down I swore to you
But now I lied
I'm here to make it all seem worth while

You want I know
But I'll have to try
To find a way to make me quiet now

Control has left me
And I can't feel another thing, so let me turn around
I see I see
But things just couldn't be the same
So won't you hunt her down

I know she said
Before you left me you were free
So I'll just lay me down



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Sad Caper Lyrics as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    I think this song is about people who get caught uo in their own depression. "Sometimes you want to see the rain but the sun gets in your eyes." Basically, it's about drama queens -- male and female. People who thrive on being so, so sad all the time -- and how unhealthy it is to live that way. Hootie's just trying to say, "Hey, man -- whay not be happy? Happy is a lot easier than sad."

    douglas_kochmanskion May 14, 2002   Link
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    Exactly!

    Jacqalineon May 24, 2004   Link
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    I think it's about a man who is unhappy in a relationship, but just can't seem to break it off with his significant other. It seems as though she won't let him go. She wants him to stay, but he says it won't be the same no matter what happens from here on end.

    ANTJoker9on December 13, 2006   Link
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    I agree with Douglas. It's about someone who enjoys being unhappy and making those around them unhappy. "Misery loves company" kind of thing. This may be my favorite of all of Hootie and the Blowfish's songs.

    Bravuraon March 27, 2007   Link
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    this is about a relationship gone sour and the one singing can only see the negative parts of the relationship.

    Never let me down I swore to you But now I lied

    and

    Do you really want to play these games Just to keep things going Or are you ready now to let it be It’s like sometimes you want to see the rain But the sun gets in your eyes And you want to die now

    the relationship is just running in circles.

    dancenmonlighton March 25, 2008   Link
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    Well it fit perfectly for a woman I tried getting to commit to a relationship, and would not budge. Really this song had a powerful impact at this time of my life. We remain good friends fortunatly.

    anonymous89120on February 22, 2016   Link

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