Share the time again
I spend with you
A friend is always good to have
But a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down at me
I dream of you at times when your by my side
Dream you're not just like you are
So troubled and doubling my pain
Just one more tear
You shed for me
I wish that I could climb inside your mind
And spend some time and hug and hold you
And mold you into what i'd like
But no i can't do this
Just a kiss to spend a while by you
And your familiar smile and voice

I lay awake
Then you lean back and smiling
On you
Most everything you do for me, I say
And the while let's make our way
And feel warm
In the middle of this storm with you
Like an angel

Oh, what the friends say is good is right
I say
When you were again
And you were my friend
Before the lie
This one
Say yes I do
And with you

But while i do my best
With all the rest i leave to you
Can't wait for the hour
And when two things become this
All this trouble from a kiss from you, i'll do it
And then you come up smiling
And I'm thrown
Into I get a little storm with you, I'll do it

Lover, line up and yeah
The road to you is long and I've been on it for a while
And a need a warm embrace
I'll take a break
And say I want to leave you awake


I feel tired...

Lyrics submitted by Michael

#40 (VH1 Storytellers version) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis is also one of my favorites. when i heard it me and my then gf at the time agreed that it would kind of be our song. whenever i would tell her that i loved her i would say always #40 as kind of a joke. i still love this song and it reminds me of her and the fun we have. always #40 meg.
    back2ugalon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is favorite line is: a friend is good to have but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me. it's soo sweet and i can relate to it, i want something more than my friendship with him, but i love our friendship and i don't want to ever lose it
    Kristina1764on January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song it made me want to is the most amazing piece of music lyrically i have heard, because everyone can relate to it on some level. definetly one of daves best.
    sevenfooter50on January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"#40" is one of Matthews' more saturated love songs. This song's premise, which is that of true love, is fairly simple.
    DaveGod2288on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is by far one of my most favourite DMB songs. IT is so simple yet it weaves such an intricate story. I love it.
    FRoguy940on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite DMB song, its just so beautiful i cant describe it.
    LiveUrLifeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably one of the very few Dave Matthews songs that can create a swell of mixed emotions. The song is... well... perfect. As sevenfooter50 said, it relates to everyone on some deep level. The lyrics (after numerous changes) should have been kept in this beautiful format. Dave is truly a poet in his own right. This song is one that reminds me of someone special... and what could have been. It is almost eloquently haunting in it's sheer beauty... Dave is the man!
    CNuTTon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant describe the deep emotion i feel while listening to this song. it englufs everything that i think and feel into a 5 minute free for all of everything that is me. as CNuTT put it so beautifully so- dave is truly a poet in his own right. Lie In our Graves is amazing also
    steinbergon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis and #41 are amazing songs. My most favorite line of this song is a friend is good to have but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me. because it is all so true
    dont4get2breatheon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best version of the song. I love the lyric "A friend is always good to have
    But a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down at me". That is my favorite!
    millencolinDMBon June 06, 2002   Link

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