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She says it's cold outside and she hands me my raincoat
Shes always worried about things like that
She says it's all gonna end and it might as well be my fault
And she only sleeps when it's raining
And she screams and her voice is straining
(chorus)
She says baby
Its 3am I must be lonely
When she says baby
Well I can't help but be scared of it all sometimes
Says the rains gonna wash away I believe it

Shes got a little bit of something, God it's better than nothing
And in her color portrait world she believes that she's got it all
She swears the moon don't hang quite as high as it used to
And she only sleep when it's raining
And she screams and her is straining
(chorus)
She believes that life is made up of all that you're used to
And the clock on the wall has been stuck at three for days, and days
She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway
But outside it's stopped raining
(chorus)



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    longhairedbeotchDec 9, 2008 at 12:08 am
    Hey, you guys are wrong... just thought I'd let you know that
    This song is about when Rob Thomas' mom was battling cancer, and he dedicated this song to her.
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    mclgpeaceApr 12, 2008 at 12:05 am
    This song reminds me a lot of living with bipolar. How scared your spouse or significant other can be. How people with bipolar can have messed beliefs and thought processes. Sometimes how life can be for everybody.

    I use to call my significant other whenever I got scared because we used to live far apart from each other. Any time day or night I used to always have to have someone there with me because I was really messed up. Now that it's being treated it's not always so bad. But it's still a roller coaster.

    I still feel as if this is my song it still speaks to me. How I wake up in the middle of the night wondering where I'm going with my life.
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    Josh965321Jun 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    This is a sad song but i love it. My teacher showed it to us and thats how i got hooked
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    missymetzApr 22, 2009 at 12:57 am
    some diseases is killing someone he loves and he csn only see them at three a.m.
    the person gets scared at night

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