SLS ~ In the Middle

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim gives us some fun words to play with. I was torn between “In the Middle” and “Fat Bottom Girls,” but I went with Jimmy Eat World because I figure I’ll have plenty of other chances for Queen.

“In the Middle” was released in November 2001 from Jimmy Eat World, on their self-financed fourth album Bleed American, an unfortunate name for that particular time. The band had been dropped by their label in 1999 for not selling enough, but ITM hit No. 5. Ironically, the song is about staying true to yourself when faced with pressure.

In the Middle by Jimmy Eat World


Hey
Don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
Hey
You know they’re all the same
You know you’re doing better on your own so don’t buy in
Live right now
Just be yourself
It doesn’t matter if that’s good enough for someone else
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right

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Image from Jim Adams.

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14 responses to “SLS ~ In the Middle

  1. Twins! Me too! I had a Fat Bottom Girl eat worm but went with in the Middle. I always post before reading. This is uncanny telepathy. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Paula rocking song and awesome video. I heard this song before and I have seen the video, but Jimmy Eat World did not ring a bell with me at first. I am going to have to check out more of their stuff.

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  3. I didn’t recognize the song by the title but knew it as soon as it started playing. Good lyrics. The video reminds me of the free love ranch I read about in Gay Talese’s book, Thy Neighbor’s Wife. Excellent choice for the prompt!

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  4. I โคJ.E.W. They toured with Green Day a bazillion years ago. Daughters & I had fun seeing both bands. Thanks for reminding me of good memories ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

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  5. Great song choice Paula! Loved it ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hadn’t heard this one. Good find!
    Also: Oddly creepy seeing only lower bodies under water.

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