The Space Between Lyrics - Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews

Review The Song (15)

You cannot quit me so quickly
Is no hope in you for me
No corner you could squeeze me
But I got all the time for you, love

The Space Between
The tears we cry
Is the laughter keeps us coming back for more
The Space Between
The wicked lies we tell
And hope to keep safe from the pain

But will I hold you again?
These fickle, fuddled words confuse me
Like 'Will it rain today?'
Waste the hours with talking, talking
These twisted games we're playing

We're strange allies
With warring hearts
What a wild-eyed beast you'll be
The Space Between
The wicked lies we tell
And hope to keep safe from the pain

Will I hold you again?
Will I hold...

Look at us spinning out in
The madness of a roller coaster
You know you went off like a devil
In a church in the middle of a crowded room
All we can do, my love
Is hope we don't take this ship down

The Space Between
Where you're smiling high
Is where you'll find me if I get to go
The Space Between
The bullets in our firefight
Is where I'll be hiding, waiting for you
The rain that falls
Splash in your heart
Ran like sadness down the window into your room
The Space Between
Our wicked lies
Is where we hope to keep safe from pain

Take my hand
'Cause we're walking out of here
Oh, right out of here
Love is all we need, dear

The Space Between
What's wrong and right
Is where you'll find me hiding, waiting for you
The Space Between
Your heart and mine
Is the space we'll fill with time
The Space Between...

Click here to submit the Corrections of The Space Between Lyrics
Please Click Here to Print The Space Between Lyrics
Broken by a loss | Reviewer: Reviewer2013 | 5/21/13

I listened to this song a blue-million times after losing a baby and felt like it was written for me and my husband and our baby that became "the space between" us; we couldn't talk about our loss, we just cried; drifted apart emotionally; and he pulled me back - as to say I couldn't quit him so quickly. He was my rock and we rallied after that loss and he still keeps me "safe from the pain". Many years later we had another child and the lost child is truly "the space between".

So Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/13/12

For me this song is so very very clear--
Its not a song about forbidden love-- its actually the opposite
The song set up is that two soul mates have experienced an event which has caused one of them to withdraw (probably one cheated on the other)
The space between refers to what was created when the other found out and where now the singer lives in limbo
The space between refers to what he has left despite his love for her
He watches the rain coming down the window like sadness- her eyes show the pain of his lies
Wicked lies
When one soul mate finds that the other cheated, craziness ensues-- here devil in a crowded room- ship going down etc.
And the only thing he can do is wait...with love

a mirror | Reviewer: tere | 10/3/11

this song represents all that┬┤s happening right know in my relationship plus My boyfriend and I love Dave M. Band. I guess i can give it a shot and understand it in a different way. But I dunno want to XD

timeless... and awesome video | Reviewer: Richard | 6/2/11

I have always loved this song and the accompanying video - true poetry, artistry and creativity this is what music is all about.
Deeply moved (not sure why exactly, just am) by the performance, and now the lyrics!

Amazing song | Reviewer: Adam | 3/25/11

I think this song is about the difference between us. Race, religion, sex, all the little "traits" that divides the human race as a complete unit. The term The Space Between can interpret the "heart" "soul" "inner self"

meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/22/11

I know it's impossible to pinpoint an exact meaning for a song, no one can get right in the artists head and really dig into it but I think "The space between" is referring to the time between the tears and the fights and the lack of trust or honesty in a relationship. From the point of view of the lyricist it's almost like he's saying he lives and waits in the times between those fights, he lingers in there because he knows how amazing their relationship can be so if he transcends himself to a time when everything is alright it makes the pain more bearable, but also that they're not working out well when they're living fight to fight and not having a healthy relationship.

my take | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/11

I think it is about two people that have this deep connection and love for one another but they cant be together. They know it isn't right to end their current relationships for one another but they will always hold onto one another dear and close to their hearts.

my view | Reviewer: Sam | 10/22/09

I think its about two people that have broken up and are still in love. However, they need time to figure out what it is they really want. Well at least one of them needs time to figure things out. The person singing the song is willing to wait forever for that person to finally realize that they are meant for each other. Since one of them already knows, they constantly fight about what happened and how things are know after they had broken up.

I finally "get it" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/4/08

I'm probably one of the biggest DMB fans ever and I haven't seen then in concert yet!

For months I've wanted to look the lyrics to this song up because I never quite "got it". Finally, I looked them up and I LOVE IT even more than I thought!!!!

It's so interesting to me to read other people's interpretation of any song, especially the interpretation about God that someone mentioned before. I am actually looking for signs of God right now and that isn't at all what it meant to me!

To me it meant that a relationship starts with something awesome that has an "in between" that could possibly lead to a bad thing in the end so just "walk out" of it in the "Space Between" and we'll live "happily ever after". Don't go where it looks like it is leading (the end). Just walk out now in the space between and everything will be fine.

That's my take on it.... (for now anyway...ever noticed how you may get a different meaning every time you listen to a song?)



30 Min Later | Reviewer: Missy | 7/4/08

Wow! Not sure if my previous message took or not, but my point is that when you listen to a song from a different perspective (even someone else's) you can get a whole different meaning! It's amazing! Kinda WIERD!!!


I LOVE THIS SONG!!! | Reviewer: patrick scribner | 12/31/07

this song is very touching and i wish that everyone in the world can hear it. i listen to this song every morning before school. dave matthews ROCKS!!!!

the space between | Reviewer: Josh Soto | 7/10/07

to say i love this song would be such an understatement...the story it reflects and the emotions that are enraged at the sound of the lyrics that scream...make me smile remembering the good old days...

what the world needs to hear | Reviewer: Dan | 10/1/05

God is with you, waiting to be noticed, so he can hold you again. You'll find him in the silence of the spaces between, away from the wickedness, where love is all there is.
Great to know that there are some conscious people giving out this beautiful message. Powerful song in all respects.

beautiful | Reviewer: tracie | 9/12/05

very moving. Goosebumps stand up on my arms just when I hear the first chords.

Awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/04

Master lyricist, soulful emotional voice. Moves me like little else does.

The following area is only for review, if you want to submit the lyrics or the corrections of the lyrics, please click the link at the end of The Space Between Lyrics.
Your Name:
(Important: Your name will be published if you input it)

Review for The Space Between Lyrics
------ Performed by Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews

Please enter a title for your review:

------ 11/23/2014

Type your review in the space below: