From the moment the lights went off
Everything had changed
Lie awake in an empty room
In my head it all feels the same

Like the taste of the day you left
It still lingers on my breath
And the dampness of tears that left
The stain where you had wept

All alone with the negligee
That still hangs off of my bed
I keep meaning to give it away
But I just leave it there instead

No need to cry about it
I cannot live without it
Every time I wind up back at your door
Why do you do this to me?
You penetrate right through me
Every time I wind up back at your door

Three more days till I see your face
I'm afraid it's far too much
Cook a meal and fix up the place
Dial your number, hang it up

If I took you for granted
I apologize for acting tough
You're my reason for living
And there's no way I'm giving up, oh

No need to cry about it
I cannot live without it
Every time I wind up back at your door
Why do you do this to me?
You penetrate right through me
Every time I wind up back at your door

Now, every evening is a bitter fight
And I'm eating home alone on a Friday night
And I know what your friends say
"He's just wasting your love and time."
I will never let you change your mind

No need to cry about it
I cannot live without it
Every time I wind up back at your door
Why do you do this to me?
You penetrate right through me
Every time I wind up back at your door

No need to cry about it
I cannot live without it
Every time I wind up back at your door
Why do you do this to me?
You penetrate right through me
Every time I wind up back at your door

Every time I wind up back at your door
I said, every time I wind up back at your door


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Back at Your Door Lyrics as written by Adam Noah Levine Jesse Royal Carmichael

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    General CommentSo far, this is my favorite song off of the new album.
    wtf_emo_kidon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsame here, love the beginning of it, the beat, the whole vibe.
    pointless nostalgicon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. dude screwed up. but she won't let him back in. he can't forget about her. what a tune
    vandybomber97on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe messes up and they brake up and ever since than everything changed and he doesnt like it. and everything leads him back to her or (her door) he doesnt want to live without her.

    its a sweet song.
    diskowithpieon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove the backing
    its sad enough without the lyrics

    makes me want to do a hand clasp and a chest slap
    dreaming in redon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I love everything about it. I love the tone of Adam's voice. The who melody of the song. Everything it feels so old school to me. The meaning is pretty self explainatory.

    Love, peace
    abenatmon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically- despite everything that's happened, all the bad stuff- he stilll wants to be with her, to stay in love and all, as hurtful as it becomes sometimes. He still wonders how she's just plain able to do it, but he loves her and needs her.
    code_azulon July 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favorties on the new album...it actually makes me think of a deal that i was going through with a guy. we dated for a little while...back 4 yaers ago...he broke up with me...and for a long time he was telling me through his letters that he loved me and wanted to give us another shot but when i finally come back to the state he lived in...its like he never said any of it...but yet he would always come over to my place and he was so sensual and sweet and he knew he would always end up back at my door...no matter if he was with someone or not. and now its too late for him....i get married next summer. thats just basically what i think of when i hear this song
    peaches747on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll and all, i think it's about a couple...it got bad and one of them left, and he can't make up for it. and the "breakup" was mutual, but they were both defenseless against each other. They kind of both wanted to hang on, which is why he was allowed back at her door. I was in a situation like this, and my friends told me that he was just wasting my love and time too. Eventually, someone lets go.
    alerocookies4uon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso this is the best track on the album. Im digging the blues vibe to it. This songs got me all choked up. Fuck, its stellar.
    blackmyeyeson October 01, 2007   Link

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