Adam Duritz has, on more than one occasion, been accused of writing too much about too little. Some critics say all of his songs are too long and that he writes lyrics that don't fit his music.

Maybe so. But this song is exactly 40 words (as in the famous, high school writing assignment limit 40 words or less). In fourty words, less than two minutes, he conveys how much harder it is to lose someone several times, rather than just once. Most of us breakup slowly, incrementally.

some day. I'm gonna stay
but not today.

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